Alex Pentland

Professor Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland directs MIT Connection Science, an MIT-wide initiative, and previously helped create and direct the MIT Media Lab and the Media Lab Asia in India. He is one of the most-cited  computational scientists in the world, and Forbes declared him one of the “7 most powerful data scientists in the world”.  He is on the Board of the UN Foundations’ Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data, co-led the World Economic Forum discussion in Davos that led to the EU privacy regulation GDPR, and previously was on Boards for the American Bar Association, OECD, Google, AT&T. Recent invited keynotes include annual meetings of OECD, G20, World Bank, and JP Morgan, and recent books include Social Physics (Penguin), Trusted Data, and Building the New Economy (both MIT Press)

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