Albert Yu-Min Lin

Albert is a research scientist at the UC San Diego, an Explorer of the National Geographic Society, and co-Founder and Chief Science Officer at STEAM Engine Inc, a technology company focused on innovative digital learning media and citizen science for K-12 education. He has led multiple expeditions deep into the most remote parts of the world, imparting digital innovations in search of anomalies ranging from Genghis Khan’s tomb to Maya Temples. His pioneering work on big data, crowdsourcing, and citizen science has earned him numerous awards and resulted in his co-founding of Tomnod Inc. (acquired by Digital Globe), a platform that has applied crowdsourced analytics to applications ranging from humanitarian monitoring to search and rescue.