TED Fellow Nithya Ramanathan develops tools to keep vaccines safe.

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Nithya Ramanathan is founder and CEO of Nexleaf, a nonprofit using data and technology to improve the health of people around the world. Nexleaf partners with countries to create data analytic tools to keep vaccines at the correct temperature and alert local staff when vaccines are in danger of becoming unusable. A computer scientist specializing in sensor technologies and data analytics, she is a leading thinker on global vaccine distribution. She began her career in Silicon Valley designing computer chips at Intel and Hewlett-Packard and continued as research faculty in sensor technologies at UCLA. She holds a PhD in computer science from UCLA and a BS in electrical engineering from UC Berkeley.

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