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Alex Pentland

Toshiba Professor of Media Arts and Sciences
Director, Human Dynamics Lab
Director, MIT Media Lab Entrepreneurship Program
School of Architecture and Planning
School of Engineering

Alex `Sandy' Pentland directs MIT's Human Dynamics Laboratory and the MIT Media Lab Entrepreneurship Program, and advises the World Economic Forum, Nissan Motor Corporation, and a variety of start-up firms.

Sandy is among the most-cited computational scientists in the world, and a pioneer in computational social science, organizational engineering, and mobile computing...

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Human dynamics

Research Center(s):
MIT Media Lab

General Expertise:
big data; business analytics; social networks; technology; computer science; organizational engineering; mobile information systems; computational social science

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Contact Information:

Office: E15-387

Tel: 617-253-0648

Fax: 617-258-6264


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In defense of meetings

Date Added: June 25, 2014

So meetings in and of themselves are not bad. We just need to change the structure of meetingsliterally and physically. First we need to change the... more

Why Startups Should Steal Ideas and Hire Weirdos

Date Added: June 16, 2014

The most consistently creative and insightful people are explorers. They spend an enormous amount of time seeking out new people and different ideas,... more

The Social Data That Business Should Use

Date Added: June 16, 2014

Focus on how people relate to each other, says MIT's Sandy Pentland

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