Amanda Meng completed her PhD at Georgia Tech in International Affairs, Science, and Technology in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs. Amanda's research interest lies in the intersect of democracy and technology, data and justice. For her dissertation research she investigated how social movements make use of open government data in their political advocacy projects. Amanda now works as a research scientists in the College of Computing investigating citizen-collected data projects and further concretizing what "smart and connected" means in Atlanta. Throughout her career as a practitioner and academic she has spent time in the Dominican Republic, India, Ghana, Nigeria, Hong Kong, Argentina, and Atlanta studying or implementing projects to improve development or democracy outcomes using data and information communication technologies.
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