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David J Wild

Board Member and Chief Technology Officer

Dr. David Wild is a leader in the fields of data science, informatics and crisis technologies. He led one of the largest and most innovative graduate data science programs in the country at Indiana University, and has over 25 years' experience in data science and computing in industry and academic roles as well as extensive experience in emergency management and emergency medical services.

In his role as Associate Professor in the Luddy School at Indiana University, Bloomington, David oversaw the growth of the graduate Data Science program to over 600 students including highly innovative online and residental curricula that are helping define the field. His teaching includes training informatics students in the intersection of technology and disasters and emergency response, and graduate data science students in real-world project skills. He has published research in fields as diverse as pharmaceutical drug discovery, crisis and emergency response, and data science practice and process, with over 100 research publications in total. He founded the Integrative Data Science Laboratory (ISDL) and the Crisis Technologies Innovation Laboratory (CTIL), bringing in over $5m in academic research funding.

We are on the cusp of an exponential leap in humanities ability to manage life safety and property conservation efforts during disasters. Disaster Technologies will be the leader on this front. Ensuring a human centric approach with incredibly powerful technology will prove an unprecedented ability for the realtime management of disasters.

In 2012 he cofounded Data2Discovery, Inc., a company pioneering completely new ways to find new disease treatments using artificial intelligence and machine learning.

David completed a B.Sc. in Computing Science at Aston University, Birmingham, England in 1991, and a Ph.D. in Information Studies at Sheffield University, England in 1994. He worked for several years in scientific computing in industry, before moving into academia in 2004 to form new academic research and educational programs at Indiana University. He is a certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and is trained in Emergency Management.