Sara-Jayne “SJ” Terp is a data nerd with a long history of working on
the hardest data problems she can find. Her background includes
designing unmanned vehicle systems, transport, intelligence, and
disaster data systems with an emphasis on how humans and autonomous
systems work together; developing crowdsourced advocacy tools,
managing innovations, teaching data science to Columbia’s
international development students, designing probabilistic network
algorithms, working as a pyrotechnician, and CTO of the UN’s big data
team.

She founded Bodacea Light Industries to focus on misinformation
mechanisms and counters, worked with the Global Disinformation Index
to create an independent disinformation rating system, and ran a
Credibility Coalition working group on the application of information
security principles to misinformation. Terp holds degrees in artificial
intelligence and pattern analysis and neural networks.