Alex Sandy Pentland
Alex “Sandy” Pentland helped to create and direct the MIT Media Lab, where he leads the Human Dy-namics research group and leads the Connection Science initiative. Pentland is one of the most-cited computational scientists in the world. In 2012, Forbes declared him one of “the world’s 7 most powerful data scientists,”. At the Media Lab, Pentland and his students have pioneered computational social science, organizational engineering, wearable computing (Google Glass), image understanding, and modern biometrics.