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Danielle WOOD

(USA) Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
Director Of The Space Enabled Research Group
Dr. Danielle Wood is assistant professor of Media Arts and Sciences at the MIT Media Lab. Dr. Wood leads the Space Enabled Research Group seeking to advance justice in earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space. Dr. Wood is a scholar of societal development with a background that includes satellite design, earth science applications, systems engineering, and technology policy for the US and emerging nations. In her research, Dr. Wood designs innovative systems that harness space technology addressing development challenges worldwide.Wood’s research also develops systems analysis tools improving decision making duringcomplex systems design. Most recently, Dr. Wood worked as the Applied Sciences Managerwithin the Earth Science Division of Goddard Space Flight Center. Previously, she served asSpecial Assistant and Advisor to the Deputy Administrator at NASA Headquarters inWashington, DC. Prior to working at NASA, Dr. Wood held positions at the AerospaceCorporation, Johns Hopkins University, and the United Nations Office of Outer Space Affairs.Dr. Wood studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she earned a PhD inengineering systems, SM in aeronautics and astronautics, SM in technology policy, and SB inaerospace engineering.