ABOUT US

MindEarth is a swiss company founded in 2018 by a group of data scientists, physicists, architects, urban planners with a passion for innovation and with a mission to realise: to ensure that technology and data are deployed to effectively support decision-making and local entrepreneurship, to the benefit all.

Our team is made up of talented, committed, and resourceful individuals from all over the world. Our clients are international – from NGOs to large private corporations and the public sector.

THE TEAM

Emanuele Strano
CEO

Urban planner and data scientist specialised in the study of complex networks. He holds a PhD in Environmental Engineering at EPFL and a postdoc at MIT and is co-founder of MindEarth.

Mattia Marconcini
Senior Data Scientist

Earth observation engineer and world leader data scientist in urban remote sensing and satallite technologies. He currently works as a Senior Scientist at the German Aerospace Center (DLR).

Enrico Ubaldi
Senior Data Scientist

Theoretical physicist with an expertise in the analysis of digital data with the aim to measure and characterize the dynamics and evolution of social and urban systems across space and over time.

Davide Nicolini
Corporate Social Responsibility

Architect and humanitarian affair expert. He extensively collaborated with international agencies all over the world including INGOs, ICRC, UNHCR and UNICEF. He is co-founder of MindEarth.

Alessandra Feliciotti
Spatial Analyst

Urban Designer and Lecturer in Urban Design at the University of Strathclyde. She holds a PhD in Urban Design and has an expertise in urban morphology and community and spatial resilience assessment.

Guy Pacome
Spatial Analyst

Environmental and geo-data scientist with experience in project management and community mapping in global south cities. He is currently completing his PhD at Abidjan University.

CONSULTANTS & ADVISORS

Riccardo Di Clemente
Consultant

Physicist and complexity scientist. He is Lecturer in Data Science at University of Exeter and his ground-breaking works seeks to infer socio-economic behavior from people’s digital footprints.

Thomas Esch​
Consultant

Geographer and renowned data scientist in the fields of remote sensing and global urban monitoring. He is head of the ‘Smart Cities and Spatial Development’ team at the German Aerospace Center (DLR).

Noel Gorelick
Scientific Advisor

Software engineer at Google, having previously worked on a number of NASA Mars Missions and the Cassini mission to Saturn. He is author of Google Moon, Google Mars and Co-founder of Google Earth Engine.

Michael Batty
Scientific Advisor

Urban planner, geographer and world-leading spatial data scientist. He is Professor of Planning at Bartlett’s University College London, where he is Chair of the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA).

Stéphane Guerrier
Scientific Advisor​

Assistant professor of Statistics and Data Science at the Geneva School of Economics and Management. He was recently recipient of the prestigious FNS Excellence Professorial Fellowship in Mathematics.

THE TEAM

Emanuele Strano
CEO

Urban planner and data scientist specialised in the study of complex networks. He holds a PhD in Environmental Engineering at EPFL and a postdoc at MIT and is co-founder of MindEarth.

Mattia Marconcini
Senior Data Scientist

Earth observation engineer and world leader data scientist in urban remote sensing and satallite technologies. He currently works as a Senior Scientist at the German Aerospace Center (DLR).

Davide Nicolini
Corporate Social Responsibility

Architect and humanitarian affair expert. He extensively collaborated with international agencies all over the world including INGOs, ICRC, UNHCR and UNICEF. He is co-founder of MindEarth.

Enrico Ubaldi
Senior Data Scientist

Theoretical physicist with an expertise in the analysis of digital data with the aim to measure and characterize the dynamics and evolution of social and urban systems across space and over time.

Alessandra Feliciotti
Spatial Analyst

Urban Designer and Lecturer in Urban Design at the University of Strathclyde. She holds a PhD in Urban Design and has an expertise in urban morphology and community and spatial resilience assessment.

Guy Pacome
Spatial Analyst

Environmental and geo-data scientist with experience in project management and community mapping in global south cities. He is currently completing his PhD at Abidjan University.

CONSULTANTS & ADVISORS

Riccardo Di Clemente
Consultant

Physicist and complexity scientist. He is Lecturer in Data Science at University of Exeter and his ground-breaking works seeks to infer socio-economic behavior from people’s digital footprints.

Thomas Esch​
Consultant

Geographer and renowned data scientist in the fields of remote sensing and global urban monitoring. He is head of the ‘Smart Cities and Spatial Development’ team at the German Aerospace Center (DLR).

Noel Gorelick
Scientific Advisor

Software engineer at Google, having previously worked on a number of NASA Mars Missions and the Cassini mission to Saturn. He is author of Google Moon, Google Mars and Co-founder of Google Earth Engine.

Michael Batty
Scientific Advisor

Urban planner, geographer and world-leading spatial data scientist. He is Professor of Planning at Bartlett’s University College London, where he is Chair of the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA).

Stéphane Guerrier
Scientific Advisor​

Assistant professor of Statistics and Data Science at the Geneva School of Economics and Management. He was recently recipient of the prestigious FNS Excellence Professorial Fellowship in Mathematics.