Swetha Kolluri is a Data Scientist and Rural Development professional from India. Her work encompasses diverse fields like sustainable agriculture, poverty alleviation, climate change and digital technologies. She has worked with organizations ranging from village-level community institutions to national think-tanks and research labs in both India and USA. She was also founding member of a Hyderabad-based social enterprise imparting job skills to rural youth in South and Central India. As Head of Experimentation at UNDP, she leads the design of innovative development experiments for SDGs and tests them to inform ‘what works and what doesn’t’. She is passionate about designing transformative social and environmental innovations using frontier technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and IoT.
Swetha is a Fulbright-Nehru scholar and graduate from Yale University. She is also an Electronics Engineer from JNTU Hyderabad and graduate from the Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA).
Swetha is an avid reader and she enjoys trekking in Himalayas in her free time.