- Disaster Management
- Science and Technology
- Facial recognition, Emotion Recognition, Hurricane Katrina
Wilson Center Projects
The Rise of Face Technology
John McQuaid is a journalist and author, most recently of the book "Tasty: The Art and Science of What We Eat," which explores the biology and history of flavor from the origin of life to the modern food system. While working for the New Orleans Times-Picayune, he was lead reporter on a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper series about market-driven fisheries collapses around the world, co-writer of a series that anticipated the city’s near-demise by Hurricane Katrina, and covered the levee failures that led to the flood. He also written about city-destroying super-termites, mountaintop removal coal mining, the global flower business, and Trump administration science policies for publications including Smithsonian magazine, The Washington Post, and Scientific American. He is the co-author of "Path of Destruction: The Devastation of New Orleans and the Coming Age of Superstorms." He lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.
- Tasty: The Art and Science of What We Eat
- Path of Destruction: The Devastation of New Orleans and the Coming Age of Superstorms