Sam Fraiberger is a data scientist with the World Bank’s Development Data Group. He specializes in analyzing massive datasets to tackle economic development issues. His current work focuses on using social media data to measure variations in labor market activity at high resolution, quantifying risks of food insecurity using news analytics, and understanding human mobility and resilience using smartphone location data. He has published his research in leading academic journals such as Science and presented at prestigious conferences such as TEDx. He is also a visiting researcher at the NYU Center for Data Science and a fellow at MIT Connection Science. He holds a MS from Harvard University and a PhD from New York University.