Taka is currently a PhD candidate at Purdue University with graduation expected in August 2021. He will join the MIT Media Lab as a postdoc from September 2021. His research interests lie at the intersection of disaster risk reduction, mobility data analytics, and computational social science. Taka is also a Data Science Consultant at the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, The World Bank, working on using smartphone location data for urban disaster resilience applications.
Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), The World Bank