Clark Freifeld completed a MS degree in the New Media Medicine group in 2010 and is currently a PhD candidate at Boston University. He is the principal software architect of the HealthMap outbreak monitoring system. He developed the OutbreaksNearMe application for the iPhone and Android while at the Media Lab, which allowed him to further explore the promise of participatory epidemiology.
Before joining the Media Lab, Freifeld was a research software developer at the Children's Hospital Informatics Program at Harvard Medical School, where, in addition to co-creating HealthMap, he contributed to the Indivo personally controlled health record, developed the MAMI microRNA target predictor, and created the Smoot systems modeling tool. Prior to his position at CHIP, Freifeld was principal software engineer at AlphaMetrics Capital Management, a hedge fund specializing in algorithmically driven futures trading. He studied computer science and mathematics at Yale University and his interests include Web-based user-interface design, data visualization, text mining, and technologies for developing countries. In his spare time he tutors eighth graders in math.