Kuang Chen is the founder and CEO of Captricity and the recent recipient of MIT Technology Review's Innovator of the Year award. The idea for Captricity came from Kuang’s PhD dissertation at UC Berkeley, where his research focused on data-centric approaches to increase the efficiency of low-resource organizations, so they can better serve their disadvantaged clients.While doing research in Tanzania and Uganda, he experienced firsthand the importance and difficulty of transforming data from paper forms to computable formats. Captricity now provides its solution and services to organizations like the U.S. Government (FDA) and New York Life – along with hundreds of non-profits – to solve the paper-to-digital divide.Kuang holds a PhD in Computer Science from UC Berkeley, a BS in Computer Science and a BA in the Comparative History of Ideas from the University of Washington.
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