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Executive Education Faculty

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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The Social Data That Business Should Use

Date Added: February 21, 2014

Sandy Pentland discusses the social data that businesses should use with The Wall Street Journal. Pentland cites that focus should be placed on how... more

Why Startups Should Steal Ideas and Hire Weirdos

Date Added: February 21, 2014

WIRED Magazine features an adapted excerpt from Sandy Pentland's new book, "Social Physics: How Good Ideas SpreadThe Lessons from a New Science."

Big Data Says Employees Want More Than Money

Date Added: February 21, 2014

MIT data scientist Alex "Sandy" Pentland, author of Social Physics, says big data shows much of what managers assume about employee motivation is... more

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