About Us

What We Do

QED builds technology solutions for basic problems.

Basic problems have been forgotten. But the developing world helps us remember them.

They are problems most fundamental to the human condition.

Environmental security, food security, health security … matters of life and death.

We search for worthy problems, and help our partners pursue their solutions.

And we infuse our solutions with “the hacker spirit” — the essence of computer science, math, and art.

Basic Deck

Size: ~30 MB




Dr. William Wu studied EECS at Berkeley, followed by an M.S. in mathematics and Ph.D. in EE at Stanford. Trained both as a researcher and an engineer, he has +12 years of experience in building novel scientific computing solutions for organizations with complex data needs, including bioinformatics research centers, computer vision startups, agricultural cooperatives, and NASA JPL. Today he directs QED’s mission to amplify knowledge and information transparency in developing countries. He is passionate about all things clever and strives to build a culture of practical innovation.



Dr. Jiehua Chen (“JC”) received her B.Sc. in Math and Physics from Tsinghua summa cum laude, followed by an M.S. in Economics and Ph.D. in Statistics at Stanford. She has extensive experience in spatial-temporal statistics, randomized experiment design, and juxtaposing modern machine learning methods with more traditional statistical models. She has been working on development projects since 2008 and is passionate about finding proofs for problems that matter for all people, particularly in agriculture and human health.


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