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Alex Pentland

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About the Author

Alex Pentland directs MIT’s Human Dynamics Laboratory and the MIT Media Lab Entrepreneurship Program and coleads the World Economic Forum Big Data and Personal Data initiatives. He helped create and direct MIT’s Media Laboratory, the Media Lab Asia laboratories at the Indian Institutes of Technology, and Strong Hospital’s Center for Future Health. His research group and entrepreneurship program have spun off more than 30 companies to date. In 2012 Forbes named Pentland one of the seven most powerful data scientists in the world. His research has been featured in NatureScience, and Harvard Business Review.

Books by Alex Pentland

Books by Alex Pentland published by The MIT Press

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