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David Lobell elected to National Academy of Sciences

SDS Sustainability Data Science Director, Prof. David Lobell, elected to the National Academy of Sciences
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David Lobell — and six other Stanford faculty — are among the 120 newly elected members of the National Academy of Sciences

Lobell is the Benjamin M. Page Professor in the Department of Earth System Science at the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability whose research focuses on agriculture and food security — and how data science can be used to help improve how food is grown around the world, both to alleviate poverty and reduce land use. He has been at the forefront of advances in research techniques using data. He has, for instance, helped develop a tool that uses free, publicly accessible satellite imagery and artificial intelligence to study rural areas worldwide.

Lobell leads the SDS Center for Sustainability Data Science (SuDS).