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CSE’s Yaw Anokwa, Nafundi, Open Data Kit in Nordstrom ad!

YawYou can’t make up stuff that’s this unlikely!

Recent Ph.D. alum Yaw Anokwa, co-developer of the widely-used Open Data Kit platform for data collection via mobile phones, and co-founder of the Seattle startup Nafundi focused on applications for challenging environments such as the developing world, is featured in an advertisement for Nordstrom’s new “Citizens of Humanity” jeans.

Watch the video!  It provides a superb overview of Yaw’s work.  (And he cleans up really well – good news in light of his July 27 wedding to UW CSE lecturer and K-12 outreach coordinator Hélène Martin.)

Says Yaw:  “Turns out a Ph.D. in computer science can be used to launch a modeling career …”