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Nick Litombe, PhD

Lecturer, Applied Data Science

Nick Litombe, PhD

Lecturer, Applied Data Science
Nick Litombe
Biography

Dr. Nick Litombe is a Lecturer on Applied Data Science at Tufts Gordon Institute, as well as a Visiting Scholar at Harvard’s Institute for Applied Computational Science and a researcher in the Department of Physics at Harvard. In this role, he carries out research at the intersection of Artificial Intelligence and Physics, using neural networks to solve differential equations relevant to the physical sciences.

Before that, he was a Senior Data Scientist at a Manhattan-based tech startup. He also served as a Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office in Washington D.C. In this role, he managed a $12 Million portfolio focused on cleantech energy and innovation.

He has a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University and a Ph.D. from Harvard University, in Applied Physics, where he also graduated from the Harvard Innovation Lab.

His other interests include STEM education in developing countries and underserved communities. He remains active in tech ecosystem-building in Africa and leveraging Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to solve real-world problems.