Alex (Sandy) Pentland
Department: Program in Media Arts and Sciences, MIT Media Lab
Phone: (617) 253-0648
Biography: Professor Alex (“Sandy”) Pentland is a pioneer in organizational engineering, mobile information systems, and computational social science. Sandy's focus is the development of human-centered technology, and the creation of ventures that take this technology into the real world. He directs the Human Dynamics Lab, helping companies to become more productive and creative through organizational engineering, and the Media Lab Entrepreneurship Program, which helps translate cutting-edge technology into real-world impact around the world. He is among the most-cited computer scientists in the world, and in 1997 Newsweek magazine named him one of the 100 Americans likely to shape this century.
Toshiba Professor of Media Arts and Sciences
Director, Media Lab Entrepreneurship Program
Group: Human Dynamics