Nadav Aharony

Nadav Aharony
Co-Founder and CEO, Google

Website | @nadavaha

Dr. Nadav Aharony is co-founder and CEO at Behavio. He completed his PhD at the MIT Media Lab’s Human Dynamics group, where he investigated the use of mobile phones as social and behavioral sensors, conducted one of the largest mobile data experiments done in academia, and initiated the open source mobile sensing platform that became Nadav was also a Fellow at the MIT Center for Civic Media for 3 years, since its inception, where he worked on topics of mobile and social activism.

Most recently Nadav worked at Google, as a product manager in the Android team. He has over 10 years of industry experience in engineering, product management, and business development roles, in organizations ranging from startups to corporate environments. He holds a PhD and MS degrees from the MIT Media Lab, and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering cum-laude from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. Nadav holds multiple patents in areas of social mobile networking, machine learning, network algorithms, and sensor technologies. His work has been featured in both academic and popular press (Technology Review,, Wall Street Journal, Wired UK, and The Associated Press, among others), and received awards of recognition (including Best and Distinguished Paper awards, Knight News Challenge, SXSW Accelerator, IPSN Extreme Sensing Competition, and three Google Research Awards).


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The Social fMRI is a novel methodology that uses phones as social & behavioral sensors, aggregated to create a rich multi-dimensional image of a living community. We used it to collect over one million hours of data, helping us investigate topics of health, wellness & more. We tested new social game mechanics, doubling physical activity - during Winter in Boston. Did I mention it’s open source? Read more.


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