Heat Meets the Cold Chain

New York City in the early 20th century was gripped with fear over a disease then known as “infant paralysis”: polio. An outbreak that began in 1916 affected 9,000 people and paralyzed 1,000 children before it was brought under control. At the time, there was not much parents…

Heat Meets the Cold Chain

Understanding Bias in Algorithmic Design

In 2016, The Seattle Times uncovered an issue with a popular networking site’s search feature. When the investigative reporters entered female names into LinkedIn’s search bar, the site asked if they meant to search for similar sounding male names instead—“Stephen Williams” instead of “Stephanie Williams,” for example.…

Understanding Bias in Algorithmic Design

Fellow Visionaries

Unlike the casually dressed students milling around Berkeley, Calif. coffee shops on a rainy January afternoon, Shivang Dave, PlenOptika’s CEO and co-founder, wore a sports a blazer and tie. Dave was dressed to pitch a potential investor, then after that meeting, he would get on a red-eye to Boston,…

Fellow Visionaries

ABOUT DEMAND

Demand was launched by ASME to challenge current and future engineers--and the experts who support them--to invent and reinvent effective and sustainable solutions that serve communities globally. Demand features original, in depth reporting from the intersection of technology and global development. Content for Demand is directed and reviewed by Demand's Managing Editor and an independent Editorial Advisory Board comprised of recognized social innovators and technology leaders.
JESSICA POTHERING
is Demand's Managing Editor. Jessica is a business journalist focusing on social innovation, finance and economic development. The topics of her reporting and research range from social impact bonds in the United States to social entrepreneurs in Southern Africa. Jessica started her journalism career covering the financial markets as a reporter in London and New York.
KEITH WARNER
is the Director of Education and Action Research at Santa Clara University’s Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship. He also directs the Global Social Benefit Fellowship and teaches in the honors program, School of Engineering, and Religious Studies department. He is a practical social ethicist in the Franciscan tradition.
ALAN SPYBEY
manages the Product Intelligence and Development department at KickStart International, which engages in exploratory market research and analysis, business modeling and development of new technologies. He holds an MBA from Edith Cowan University and a degree in mechanical engineering from the Open University in the U.K.
ARUN VENKATESAN
is CTO of Villgro Innovations Foundation. His area of expertise is materials research and development, device integration and forward-integration of technology into tangible, marketable entities, particularly in the healthcare and biomedical sector. He holds a Ph.D. in chemical engineering.
DANIELE LANTAGNE
is an Assistant Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Tufts University. She received her Ph.D. from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and completed her post-doctoral work at Harvard. Dr. Lantagne has provided technical assistance and evaluation of water treatment implementations in more than 50 countries.
JASON PRAPAS
is CTO and co-founder of Factor(E) Ventures, a firm that finds, validates, funds and grows companies offering innovative solutions to energy access. He has been working in energy R&D for over a decade. Dr. Prapas holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Colorado State University.
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