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Suraj R. Nair

PhD Student


ICTD, Data Science, Development Economics.


Data Science


I am a third year PhD student at the UC Berkeley School of Information. I am advised by Joshua Blumenstock, and funded by a Berkeley Fellowship.

My research interests lie at the intersection of machine learning and development economics, with a focus on the use of large, granular datasets to study human behaviour.

Before coming to UC Berkeley, I was a research manager at IFMR LEAD where I collaborated with academic researchers to design and implement randomized controlled trials, and was a research assistant for Profs. Rohini Pande and Erica Field. I completed my MA in Development Studies from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.

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Josh Blumenstock
Joshua Blumenstock
Associate Professor Alumni (PhD 2012)
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Last updated:

June 20, 2024