Ufuoma Ovienmhada is a Master's student in the Space Enabled Research Group at the MIT Media Lab. In her research, Ufuoma creates low-cost data tools to enable the management of an invasive plant species that grows on Lake Nokoue in coastal West Africa. To design this tool, she combines co-design methods, satellite data analysis, in-situ water quality measurements and drone data for validation. Prior to arriving at MIT, she graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. Her work experiences have trained her in engineering in low-resource environments and community-centered design. Outside of research, Ufuoma works on community building and campus activism with the MIT Black Graduate Student Association.
earth science, satellite, satellite engineering
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Ufuoma Ovienmhada Of MIT Media Lab Space Enabled Group Is Using Satellite Data To Curb The Effects Of Invasive Species In Africa