Sandy Pentland PhD '82
- MIT Media Lab
Professor Alex “Sandy” Pentland directs the MIT Connection Science and Human Dynamics labs and previously helped create and direct the MIT Media Lab and the Media Lab Asia in India. He is one of the most-cited scientists in the world, and Forbes declared him one of the “7 most powerful data scientists in the world.” He has received numerous awards and prizes such as the McKinsey Award from Harvard Business Review, the 40th Anniversary of the Internet from DARPA, and the Brandeis Award for work in privacy.
He has co-founded more than a dozen companies and is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and leader within the WEF.