Jawoo Koo is Co-Founder of CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture and Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). He joined IFPRI in July 2007 as a postdoctoral fellow in the Environment and Production Technology Division. He holds a B.A. in Agricultural Biology from Korea University, Seoul, Korea, and a M.S. and a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Biological Engineering from University of Florida. For his dissertation, he worked for the Soil Management CRSP, funded by USAID, in collaboration with University of Ghana and the Savannah Agriculture Research Institute, to estimate soil carbon sequestration potential in smallholders’ farming systems in Ghana using crop systems models and field surveys.