Alex 'Sandy' Pentland

Alex “Sandy” Pentland is the Toshiba Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  He 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 a member of advisory boards for the UN Secretary General, the UN Foundation, Consumers Union, and OECD, and formerly the American Bar Association, Google, AT&T, and Nissan. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and council member within the World Economic Forum.