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Applications: Detection of Power Outages, Energy Access - Developing World, Energy Politics Methodologies: Big Data, Geographical Information Science, Remote Sensing, Signal Processing Relevant Projects: World Bank, National Science Foundation, International Growth Centre

Brian Min

Associate Professor, Political Science

Affiliation(s):

Center for Political Studies, Institute for Social Research

Brian Min, PhD, is Associate Professor of Political Science in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Prof. Min holds secondary appointments as Research Associate Professor in the Center for Political Studies and the Institute for Social Research.

Prof. Min studies the political economy of development with an emphasis on distributive politics, public goods provision, and energy politics. His research uses high-resolution satellite imagery to study the distribution of electricity across and within the developing world. He has collaborated closely with the World Bank using satellite technologies and statistical algorithms to monitor electricity access in India and Africa, including the creation of a web platform to visualize twenty years of change in light output for every village in India (http://nightlights.io).

 

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