Tobin South

Research Assistant
  • Human Dynamics

Tobin is a PhD student in Prof. Alex 'Sandy' Pentland's Human Dynamics group at the MIT Media Lab. His research lies at the intersection of data, privacy, and society; leveraging tools of private data sharing, Web3 technologies, and modern flexible generative foundation models to allow communities and individuals to extract insights and value from their data securely.

Tobin is a Fulbright Future Scholar from Australia, where he previously worked in both the public sector and startup ecosystems. Tobin helps manage the MIT bigdata Living Lab, an initiative of MIT Connection Science in Adelaide, Australia, which brings together community stakeholders and data to help local Australians builds tools and find insights from their own data.

Up to date information on Tobin and all his latest work and papers can be found on his personal website: