Board Advisor (Research Fellow, NYU's GovLab)

Anirudh Dinesh

Anirudh Dinesh is a research fellow at the Governance Lab, New York University. He is a member of the team designing and piloting experiments for new models of public engagement - what the GovLab calls people-led innovation - to improve the legitimacy and the effectiveness of policy making and to resolve urgent problems. Anirudh is a member of the CrowdLaw research team which examines how governments around the world are using technology to involve the public in legislative drafting and decision-making. He has authored multiple case studies documenting how institutions are using online crowdsourcing methods to improve their lawmaking processes through better community engagement. He has led multiple online coaching programs for the GovLab Academy, including the Open Seventeen Challenge and online and in-person workshops on problem definition. He holds a Master's in Computer Engineering from NYU.