Nathan Eagle’s research involves engineering computational tools, designed to explore how the petabytes of data generated about human movements, financial transactions, and communication patterns can be used for social good. In work referred to as Engineering Social Systems, Eagle is coupling this anonymised behavioral data from hundreds of millions of people with salient longitudinal covariates including access to health care, education, and income. Ultimately, Eagle’s research agenda is focused on generating actionable insights about complex social systems that can improve the lives of the billions of people who generate this data and the societies in which they live.
Nathan Eagle currently spends the vast majority of his time as the CEO of Jana. He also holds academic positions as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at Harvard University and a Research Assistant Professor in Computer Science at Northeastern University. He previously held positions as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the MIT Media Lab and an Omidyar Fellow at theSanta Fe Institute.