Our Team

By integrating MIT’s technology expertise into BRAC’s numerous and cross‑cutting humanitarian, development and climate programs, this project will transform climate adaptation outcomes—first for the people of Bangladesh, and in Sudan working with the Agricultural Research Corporation, and then the world.

Leadership Team

Elfatih Eltahir, MIT

Elfatih Eltahir is the H. M. King Bhumibol Professor of Hydrology and Climate in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. His research focuses on understanding how regional land use change and global climate change impact society through changes in the patterns of water availability, extreme weather, and spread of vector-borne diseases, especially in Africa and Asia.

John Aldridge, MIT Lincoln Laboratory

John Aldridge is Assistant Leader of the Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Systems Group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. His team leverages the research and development expertise of the Laboratory’s nearly 4,000 staff in support of humanitarian assistance, economic and social development, and disaster relief organizations.

Deborah Campbell

Deborah Campbell is a Senior Staff Scientist and co-lead for MIT Lincoln Laboratory’s Climate Change Initiative. Her work focuses on leveraging the Laboratory’s multidisciplinary R&D expertise and collaborations within the U.S. and around the world to innovate new systems and solutions to contribute to the global response to the climate change challenge.

MIT Faculty and Researchers

Elfatih Eltahir (Director of Jameel Observatory and JO-CREWSnet Lead-PI), John Aldridge (JO-CREWSnet Lead-PI), Deborah Campbell (JO-CREWSnet Executive Director), Yeon-Woo Choi, Kerry Emanuel, Xiang Gao, Angelo Gurgel, Charles Harvey, Jeff Liu, Ted Londner, Jennifer Morris, Sergey Paltsev, Ronald Prinn, Sai Ravela, Adam Schlosser, Anne Slinn, Claire Walsh

External Collaborators

Liakath Ali (BRAC), Abu Sadat Moniruzzaman Khan (BRAC), Tapas Ranjan Chakraborty (BRAC), Rafid Mahmud Khan (BRAC), Rehana Noor (BRAC), Myisha Ahmad (BRAC), Fraida Shahnaz (BRAC), Abdelmoneim Taha Ahmed (ARC), Ashley Marie Toombs (BRAC)

Early Collaborator

Professor Saleemul Huq (Director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD)); Participated in early discussions and development of CREWSnet concept

Early Consultant

David Harden (Q2 Impact); Participated in early discussions and development of CREWSnet concept

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