Rob Segan is a global health and innovation specialist focused on using technology and data to improve dollars to results. He has more than 12 years of experience working in international development and in emerging markets, and he has worked on more than a $1B in winning proposals for a range of public and private sector clients including USAID, DFID, CDC, and DFAT. He has experience in managing a global team and leading trainings on Moneyball for development in Asia, Africa, and North America.

As Senior Technical Advisor, Rob leads QED’s Innovation team which works to translate new technologies and resources into greater efficiencies in international development. In this role, he drives the development of evaluation metrics and works to uncover new advances in private sector data for decision-making tools can be applied to development. The Innovation team is part of QED’s larger Global Health Solutions team with a presence in more than 15 countries.

Jiahao Xu is the global health solutions and data visualization specialist at QED. Jiahao has a bachelor’s degree in statistics from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and a master’s degree in data science from Georgetown University. He is a Python and R programmer who is passionate about data science, data visualization and machine learning. He was an engineer intern at Micron Technology and a teaching assistant at Georgetown University


QED provides deep expertise in data systems to help access information, analyze these to provide insights to improve performance, manage results, and help determine ‘return on investment’ (ROI) to help decision makers adapt and pivot based on ‘what works and what doesn’t.’ In doing this, QED uses holistic and system-based approaches and state-of-the-art technology.

QED works with local and global partners to effectively implement their programs and adapt to change. Its collaborative partnerships with private sector firms, local organizations, as well as Joint Ventures with small businesses help maximize resources while driving better results for sustainable change.

  • Georgetown Hackathon participants
    Georgetown Co-Hosts Successful Hackathon

    Thanks to all the students who came out for our first hackathon, co-hosted by Georgetown Analytics, GWU Data Science, QED Group, and the Center for Global Data Visualization.

  • Data Viz Challenge
    Georgetown to Co-Host Data Visualization Challenge

    In collaboration with GWU and CGDV, Georgetown Analytics invites you to participate in a Data Visualization Challenge on April 12, 2019.

  • Georgetown Analytics Hosts Deloitte Core Consulting Series
    Georgetown Analytics Hosts Deloitte Core Consulting Series

    The MS Analytics program is partnering with the Deloitte Foundation to bring an exciting opportunity to Georgetown's campus on March 22 & 29, 2019.

  • Linguistic Diversity Around The World
    One Text / Two Languages

    This workshop covered how linguists gather, process and analyze code-switched data, exploring the NPL pipeline for processing multilingual texts and discussing various approaches to language identification.