Director, Kevin Xu Initiative on Science, Technology and Global Development

About Abhilash Mishra

Abhilash Mishra is a scientist, entrepreneur, and educator working on problems at the intersection of emerging technologies and global challenges. Abhilash is the Founder and Chief Science Officer of Equitech Futures, a talent network and applied research lab dedicated to technology for social impact.  Abhilash is also the founding director of the Kevin Xu Initiative on Technology and Public Policy at the Harris School. His current research focuses on understanding the opportunities and associated risks of emerging technologies in tackling global challenges. Abhilash is trained as a physicist and holds a PhD from Caltech and an MPhys from the University of Oxford. He received the Rhodes Scholarship in 2008, the Clinton Global Initiative University Distinguished Alumni Award, the KVPY Fellowship from the Government of India, and the Goldman Sachs Global Leader Award. Abhilash serves on the boards of NawiriTech and Measuring Carbon.