About Us

Pulse Lab Jakarta is a joint data innovation facility of the United Nations (Global Pulse) and the Government of Indonesia (via the Ministry of National Development Planning, Bappenas). Functioning as an analytic partnerships accelerator, the Lab applies mixed-methods approaches in the problem, solution and identity spaces, and is focused on catalysing connections across the private sector, government and civil society to support policies and action for effective development and humanitarian practice.

As the first innovation lab of its kind in Asia, Pulse Lab Jakarta is working to close
information gaps in the development and humanitarian sectors through the
adoption of Big Data and application of Human Centered Design.
We want big data, artificial intelligence and emerging technologies to be harnessed safely and responsibly for the public good. As part of the Global Pulse network, our mission is to accelerate the discovery and adoption of data innovation for sustainable development and humanitarian action.

Through its network of labs, UN Global Pulse provides three main services:

Drives exploratory research on new insights that can be gleaned from unconventional data sources.
Helps UN agencies, governments and development partners make better use of their data, and
Advocates for the ethical use of data and technological platforms in line with the protection of individual privacy

Using datasets drawn from mobile communications, remote sensing, social media, among others, Pulse Lab Jakarta has generated insights for policy and practice on a range of topics related to development and humanitarian action. Our main thematic areas include:

Disaster Response
and Climate Change
Food Security
and Agriculture

Across our research projects, many of which are delivered alongside our partners, we rely on the expertise of our team of data scientists, data engineers, statisticians, policy specialists and ethnographers.

Rizqi Ashfina
Research Assistant
Kiana Puti Aisha
Research Assistant
Maesy Angelina
Social Systems Lead
Vitasari Anggraeni
Partnerships Officer
Dwayne Carruthers
Communication Manager
Angga Gumilar
Programme Assistant
George Hodge
Programme Specialist
Rajius Idzalika
Data Scientist
Petrarca Karetji
Muhammad Rizal Khaefi
Data Scientist
Alfian Maulana Latief
Visual Information Designer
Sriganesh Lokanathan
Data Innovation & Policy Lead
Muhammad Robbi Nugraha
Web Application Engineer
Bangkit Permana
Interaction Designer
Lia Purnamasari
Design Researcher
Muhammad Rheza
Full Stack Engineer
Verena Riyaningsih
Operation Associate
Rivandra Royono
Performance & Strategy Advisor
Aaron Situmorang
Research Coordinator
Femmy Soemantri
Partnerships and Advocacy Lead
Rio Susanto
Office Assistant
Faizal Thamrin
Humanitarian Data Advisor
Desi Vicianna
Government Partnership Coordinator
Atik Widyastuti
Administrative Associate
Anissa Zahara
Data Engineer

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