Saira Khan

Research Coordinator, Signal Program

Saira Khan is a researcher and data analyst at the Signal Program on Human Security and Technology at Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), where she uses GIS and satellite imagery as tools to analyze damage as a result of conflict and disaster, population displacement, and monitor environmental variability in numerous settings across Sub-Saharan Africa, Bangladesh, and Syria. She also works to develop and document geospatial methodologies that are used in trainings and workshops to advance the use of geospatial analysis by humanitarian professionals. She graduated with a Masters in Geographic Information Science from Clark University; she also holds a BA in Geography and International Development & Social Change from Clark University, where she graduated summa cum laude. During her studies she also worked with DisasterNet at HHI and at the National Weather Service as well as the Office for Coastal Management at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.