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Rachel Kalmar is a data scientist, community organizer, and world record holder for number of wearable sensors worn continuously. She is currently the Head of Data Products and Services at Biogen, where her team's mission is make it easier and faster for anyone to work with study data, from clinical operations to data science. In her previous role as Director of Product Management at Tableau Software, Kalmar and her team designed and built AI and ML-based tools to help people see and understand their data.

At the intersection of AI, hardware, healthcare, and data, Kalmar's work involves the application of data and the broader ecosystems within which it exists. What are the barriers to data access, sharing and interoperability, and how can we enable more open data ecosystems and better tools to serve the public interest? She explores these questions in her work and as an affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society.

Kalmar has been a Berkman Klein affiliate since 2018. Prior to that, she was a Berkman Klein Fellow (2016-2018), and is an alumna of Stanford's Neurosciences PhD Program, the Hasso Plattner Institute for Design (aka the, UCSD Physics, The Salk Institute, Rock Health, the Assembly Fellowship at Harvard University and the MIT Media Lab, Misfit Wearables, and Tableau Software. 

Projects & Tools

Assembly: Disinformation

The Assembly: Disinformation Program brings together participants from academia, industry, government, and civil society from across disciplines to explore and make progress on…


Aug 7, 2017 @ 10:00 AM


metaLAB AI Art Exhibition, Lightbox Gallery, Harvard Art Museums

metaLAB exhibits five new artistic projects playfully and critically engaging different aspects of Artificial Intelligence at Harvard Art Museum's Lightbox Gallery from August 8…