“My mission is to bridge the
Humanitarian & Technology communities”
Patrick Meier (PhD) is an internationally recognized thought leader on the application of new technologies for crisis early warning, humanitarian response and resilience. He presently serves as Director of Social Innovation at the Qatar Foundation’s Computing Research Institute (QCRI) where he pioneers the development of Next Generation Humanitarian Technologies using Big Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Social Computing. Patrick’s influential blog iRevolution has received well over 1 million hits.
Prior to QCRI, Patrick co-founded and co-directed the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative’s (HHI) Program on Crisis Mapping & Early Warning and served as Director of Crisis Mapping at Ushahidi. He has consulted extensively for several international organizations including the United Nations and the World Bank. He is the co-founder of CrisisMappers, Digital Humanitarians and the award-winning Standby Task Force. Patrick is also a National Geographic Emerging Explorer, a member of the Academy of Achievement (AoA) and an accomplished speaker, having given talks at the White House, UN, Google, Harvard, Stanford and MIT. He has also presented at major international conferences including the Skoll World Forum, Club de Madrid, Mobile World Congress, PopTech, Where 2.0, TTI/Vanguard, SXSW and several TEDx’s. In 2010, he was publicly praised by President Bill Clinton for his digital humanitarian efforts. Given his unique expertise, Patrick is often interviewed by the media, which has included the New York Times, Washington Post, BBC, The Economist, Al-Jazeera, CNN and NPR. He is also a distinguished scholar, holdinga PhD from The Fletcher School, a Pre-Doctoral Fellowship from Stanford University and an MA from Columbia University. In addition, he was a Research Fellow at the Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO) and holds an advanced certificate in complexity science from the Santa Fe Institute (SFI). Patrick has given numerous guest lectures and has taught several professional, graduate and undergraduate courses. He is also a talented photographer (see below) and a noted author. He writes the widely respected iRevolution blog (which has received over 1 million hits) and tweets at @patrickmeier. Patrick’s LinkedIn profile is in the top 1% of most-viewed profiles on LinkedIn. CV available here.
Short Bio: Patrick Meier (PhD) is an internationally recognized thought leader on the application of new technologies for positive social change. He serves as Director of Social Innovation at the Qatar Foundation’s Computing Research Institute (QCRI) where he develops next-generation humanitarian technologies. He previously co-founded and co-directed Harvard’s Program on Crisis Mapping & Early Warning and served as Director of Crisis Mapping at Ushahidi. Patrick co-founded CrisisMappers, Digital Humanitarians & Standby Task Force. He is an accomplished speaker, writes at iRevolution and tweets at @patrickmeier.
Patrick’s photography: All images below are copyrighted by Patrick Meier. They may be used freely for non-commercial purposes only and only if they are clearly credited to Patrick Meier and linked to iRevolution.net.