Buckee named an ‘Innovator Under 35’

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Caroline Buckee, assistant professor of epidemiology and associate director of the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics at Harvard School of Public Health, has been named by MIT Technology Review as one of this year’s Innovators Under 35.

The honor was announced August 21, 2013.

Buckee’s work focuses on mining cell phone data to track how people’s movements correlate with the spread of disease. Research findings she published last year revealed—on the largest scale ever—how human travel patterns contribute to the spread of malaria. Based on this data, Buckee is now working on predictive models to help pinpoint where best to focus malaria control efforts.

Since 1999, the editors of MIT Technology Review have selected a list of “exceptionally talented young innovators whose work we believe has the greatest potential to transform the world.” Buckee and other honorees will be recognized at MIT’s EmTech conference in October 2013.