Newsha Ghaeli is President & Cofounder of Biobot Analytics where she leads government strategy and business development. Biobot transforms city sewage into public health observatories, and is currently measuring opioid concentrations in sewage to estimate consumption in cities. Government, public health officials, and first responders leverage this near-real time data to tailor their opioid response strategies.
Prior to Biobot, Newsha was on fellowship at MIT’s Senseable City Lab investigating the future of cities through new technologies, where her work was covered in venues such as Wired, the Wall Street Journal, and CityLab. An architect by training, Newsha has led teams at MIT and the World Economic Forum implementing innovative city solutions. Newsha holds an undergraduate degree from the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Waterloo and a Master of Architecture from McGill University.