SatSummit 2024
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Rob Marty

Data Scientist at World Bank. He/Him.


Rob is a Data Scientist at the Development Impact (DIME) Department at the World Bank where his work focuses on impact evaluations of transportation investments, including economic corridors and road safety. In particular, his work focuses on leveraging innovative data sources for impact evaluations, such as satellite imagery, crowdsourced data and private sector data sources. Prior to joining the World Bank he worked at the AidData Center for Development Policy. He hold an MS in Computational Operations Research and a Master of Public Policy from the College of William and Mary.

On the agenda

  1. Picturing the Populace

    May. 16, 04:00pm
    The South Hub

    Numerous efforts have been made to map people and structures. These include “traditional” efforts from US and EU research and government institutions and crowdsourced efforts like OpenStreetMap. Recently, we’ve seen the addition of massive AI-derived open building datasets from Meta and Google and the launch of the Overture Foundation. How do these efforts compare? How can they build off each other? How should we get them into use by National Statistics Offices and government decision-makers?


    1. Andrew Schroeder, PhD


    1. Mattia Marconcini, PhD
    2. Heather Chamberlain
    3. Rob Marty
    4. Samira Barzin, PhD

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  1. NASA Lifelines


  1. Element84

  2. Esri

  3. Impact Observatory

  4. United States Agency for International Development (USAID)