Dr. Sam Fraiberger

Connection Science Fellow

Sam Fraiberger is a computational social scientist fascinated by how the digitization of our lives allows to study social processes at an unprecedented scale, using massive datasets and methods borrowed from computer science and social sciences. He is also a firm believer in the power of data and technology to solve societal challenges. He is currently part of the Data Analytics and Tools team at the World Bank, where he focuses on extracting insights from very large datasets to tackle economic development issues. He is also a Visiting Researcher at NYU Computer Science, a Connection Science Fellow at the MIT Medialab, and a Senior Research Affiliate at Data-Pop Alliance. He has published his research in prestigious academic journals such as Science and presented it at TEDx. He holds a Msc from Harvard University and a PhD from New-York University.