Management Team

DIL is headquartered at the University of California, Berkeley and is co-administered by the Blum Center for Developing Economies and the Center for Effective Global Action:


DIL Management Team

DIL is led by a cross-disciplinary team of experts leveraging science and technology to catalyze global development. These individuals have played instrumental roles in the development of the DIL concept and have together crafted a bold vision for its implementation.

The core DIL team is joined by researchers and practitioners committed to DIL’s technology demonstration portfolio projects, prizes and competitions, data toolkit development, curriculum design, and other activities.


 

Ashok Gadgil
  • Lab Co-Director (Principal Investigator – DIL) and Faculty Director, Demonstration Projects
  • Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley
  • Director, Environmental Energy Technologies, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

Shankar Sastry
  • Lab Co-Director (Principal Investigator – SDS) and Chief Scientist
  • Dean of Engineering
  • Faculty Director, Blum Center for Developing Economies, UC Berkeley
  • Professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences, UC Berkeley

Eric Brewer
  • Faculty Director, Development Data Analytics
  • Professor of Computer Science, UC Berkeley

Edward K. Kirumira
  • Faculty Director, International Partnerships
  • Principal of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Makerere University
  • Professor of Sociology, Makerere University
  • Faculty Director, East Africa Social Science Translation Collaborative

Edward Miguel
  • Faculty Director, Innovation Incentives
  • Faculty Director, Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA), UC Berkeley
  • Oxfam Professor in Environmental and Resource Economics, UC Berkeley

Joyashree Roy
  • Faculty Director, International Partnerships
  • Professor of Economics, Jadavpur University

Catherine Wolfram
  • Faculty Director, Ecosystem for Development Engineering
  • Cora Jane Flood Professor of Business Administration, UC Berkeley
  • Co-Director, Energy Institute at Haas

Temina Madon
  • Managing Director
  • Executive Director, Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA), UC Berkeley

Maryanne McCormick
  • Special Advisor
  • Executive Director, Blum Center for Developing Economies, UC Berkeley

Heather Kinlaw Lofthouse
  • Associate Director, Partnerships
  • Director of Special Projects, Blum Center for Developing Economies, UC Berkeley

Sophi Martin
  • Associate Director, Institutional Relations
  • Director of Partnerships, Blum Center for Developing Economies, UC Berkeley

Matt Podolsky
  • Associate Director, Data
  • Research Scientist, Technology and Infrastructure for Emerging Regions Research Group (TIER), UC Berkeley

Carson Christiano
  • Evaluation Coordinator
  • Research Scientist, Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA), UC Berkeley

Phillip Denny
  • Big Ideas Coordinator
  • Chief Administrative Officer, Blum Center for Developing Economies, UC Berkeley
  • Manager, Big Ideas@Berkeley

Khalid Kadir
  • Education Coordinator
  • Core Course Lecturer, Blum Center for Developing Economies, UC Berkeley

Gladys Khoury
  • Financial Officer
  • Financial Analyst, Blum Center for Developing Economies, UC Berkeley

Anh-Thi Le
  • Program Coordinator
  • Senior Project Manager, Blum Center for Developing Economies, UC Berkeley

Kevin McCarthy
  • Competitions Coordinator
  • Program Associate, Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA), UC Berkeley

DIL Advisory Board

With headquarters in the Silicon Valley, DIL benefits from a strong network of private sector partners including venture capitalists and leaders from the IT, biotech, and other industries. The DIL Advisory Board will be comprised of individuals who encapsulate this expertise, along with experts from diverse and widespread NGOs and foundations in the realm of international development and global poverty alleviation. The Board will play a key role in expanding the Lab’s network and helping to translate its R&D projects into the private sector and civil society.