Michael L. Best

Michael L. Best

Former Director

January 2015 - July 2018

Dr. Michael L. Best directed the United Nations University Institute on Computing and Society (UNU-CS) in Macau SAR, China. He is a professor with the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology where he directs the Technologies and International Development Lab. Professor Best is a co-founder and Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of the widely read journal, Information Technologies and International Development. He holds a Ph.D. from MIT and has served as director of Media Lab Asia in India and head of the eDevelopment group at the MIT Media Lab.

During his time at UNU-CS, Prof. Best was part of the following project:
Crossmedia Monitoring During Critical Events
Data and Sustainable Development
Digital Peacekeeping
EQUALS Research

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