Hamid Salim, Current Fellow
- IT/Telecom & Healthcare
2013 MS MIT School of Engineering and the MIT Sloan School of Management.
“I am passionate about health and education—specifically for children. I firmly believe that a healthy and educated community is a prerequisite for addressing the challenges that Pakistan is facing today and will encounter in the future.”
Hamid Salim believes that by leveraging the country’s vast communications network he can help reduce Pakistan’s infant mortality rate. By utilizing the proliferation of mobile phones in urban and remote regions of Pakistan, Hamid plans to educate families and counteract the most common causes of infant mortality—preventable childhood diseases and human behavior.
Hamid Salim was born in Pakistan and worked in the country for several years before moving to the United States. His professional background is in technology, management and finance. He has also worked in technology consulting, insurance, financial services, and manufacturing.
Hamid is a dual degree candidate at MIT and pursuing SM in Engineering and Management at the MIT School of Engineering and the MIT Sloan School of Management, and SM in Computer Science at the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Computer Science and Information Systems from the National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (Pakistan) and Northeastern University, respectively.