Meet a TReNDS Expert: Dilek Fraisl
Written by TReNDS Staff
In the Meet TReNDS series, we introduce you to TReNDS' experts, staff, and friends–leading individuals and organizations in the broader data for development community.
TReNDS expert Dilek Fraisl, Research Scholar, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Dilek Fraisl works for the Center for Earth Observation and Citizen Science at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), while at the same time pursuing her PhD in Social and Economic Sciences at the University of Natural Resources and Life Science Vienna. Ms. Fraisl’s main research interests are SDGs, citizen science, earth observation, crowdsourcing, and land use and land cover.
TReNDS Staff: In your career, what area of data for development have you primarily focused on?
Dilek Fraisl: Contribution of citizen science to SDG monitoring and implementation
What emerging area of data for development are you most eager to tackle in your own work?
The general SDG framework, citizen science data, how non-traditional data sources can complement traditional methods, social learning outcomes of citizen science, and citizen science contributions to behavior change and societal transformations
What is the most interesting use of data you’ve seen?
Making Sense’s D5.5 Report and Assessment of Impact and Policy Outcomes Using Community Level Indicators
What are you most eager to engage in with TReNDS?
The potential for citizen science in SDG monitoring
Read more about Dilek’s work at iiasa.ac.at.