Doctoral Student

Karthik Balasubramanian

Karthik received BS degrees in Electrical Engineering and Economics from Duke University. After graduation, he joined the Boston Consulting Group in Washington DC. He ​then worked in Tanzania and Malawi with the Duke Global Health Institute before joining the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Financial Services for the Poor team focused on mobile banking in East Africa and South Asia prior to beginning the doctoral program. His main interests relate to optimization in humanitarian efforts.​