Head of Big Data Research - LIRNEasia

Sriganesh Lokanathan is Team Leader & Head of Big Data Research at LIRNEasia, a pro-poor, pro-market think-tank based in Sri Lanka and active across emerging countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

At LIRNEasia, Sriganesh co- established and leads a multi-disciplinary research practice on big data for development in South Asia. His work involves the conceptualization and implementation of big data analyses to support global development, understanding its implications on society and mainstreaming its use for social good.

He is a Board Member of Citra, a joint social innovation initiative sponsored by the UNDP and Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Science, Technology & Research. He is also an advisor to the Analytics Unit of Sri Lanka’s Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs.

Sriganesh holds a degree in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the National University of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.

Twitter: : @sriganeshl


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