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Alex 'Sandy' Pentland

Professor of Media Arts and Sciences

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SidPac Presidential Lecture: Prof. Alex Pentland | Science to help build a better world

Prof. Pentland to outline his ideas and thoughts on the topic for the first event of the online series Sydney Pacific Presidential Lectures.

Tuesday
June 16, 2020
7:00pm
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(Re)Building the Economy | Alex (Sandy) Pentland | TEDxMIT

With each major crisis, be it pandemic, war, or major new technology, there has been the need to reinvent our society.

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Alex 'Sandy' Pentland @ Town Hall, Seattle

LocationTown Hall Seattle, WA Description

Friday — Thursday
February 7, 2014 —
February 6, 2014
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Alex 'Sandy' Pentland @ Intrepid Museum's Space & Science Festival

LocationThe Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum DescriptionTREK TALK Alex “Sandy” Pentland presents The Genesis of Wearable TechnologyPro...

Saturday
July 16, 2016
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Alex 'Sandy' Pentland @ ILS Lecture Series, Dominican University

LocationAngelico Hall, Dominican University, San Rafael, CA Description

Thursday — Wednesday
February 6, 2014 —
February 5, 2014
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Alex 'Sandy' Pentland @ 2013 MIT Future of Health and Wellness Conference

LocationBartos Theater, MIT Building E15 Description

Wednesday
February 6, 2013
Article

Digital Rights and Wrongs: Alex "Sandy" Pentland Video Featured on World Economic Forum

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Alex 'Sandy' Pentland Discusses Trust Networks at the World Economic Forum

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Yang Qiao

Research Assistant

Person

Bjarke Felbo

Research Assistant

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A Coronavirus briefing with MIT

MIT Industrial Liaison Program with professors Yossi Sheffi, Alex Pentland, and Andrew Lo to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on business.

Article

A pioneer of wearable technology explains how it can connect instead of divide us

Human Dynamics head Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland discusses the necessity of social connections.

Article

MIT Computational Law: "A Perspective on Legal Algorithms"

The first MIT Computational Law report features an essay by Sandy Pentland, head of the Human Dynamics group.

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Social Distancing in a Pandemic

What anonymized geolocation data can tell us about the effectiveness of social distancingThe World Health Organization has officially dec...

Article

Building a more resilient, data-driven economy

“In a resilient economy, power and decision-making should be distributed among a diverse set of stakeholders."

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Assessing Disease Exposure Risk With Location Histories And Protecting Privacy

Governments and researchers around the world are implementing digital contact tracing solutions to stem the spread of infectious disease,...

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AI Influencer Awards 2020 | Sandy Pentland wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Recognizing individuals who already achieved several lifetimes’ worth of breakthroughs, founding, or funding new innovations and industries

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On the re-identifiability of credit card metadata

Even when real names and other personal information are stripped from metadata datasets, it is often possible to use just a few pieces of...

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bandicoot: A Python toolbox for mobile phone metadata

bandicoot provides a complete, easy-to-use environment for researchers using mobile phone metadata. It allows them to easily load their d...

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Policy Lab: Transatlantic Approaches to Digital Governance

Speakers include Human Dynamics head Sandy Pentland, alum Nuria Oliver, and many more. Watch live or on demand.

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Sandy Pentland @ MIT Museum

LocationMIT Museum DescriptionWhen big data meets social science: social physics, collective intelligence, and more!From Google to the NS...

Thursday
April 10, 2014
Project

Voyage Viewer

Voyage Viewer is an online, open source interactive tool especially designed to visualize and study human mobility and migration.

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Sandy Pentland @ Cambridge Cyber Summit

LocationMIT Kresge Auditorium Description

Wednesday
October 5, 2016
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Sandy Pentland @ Digital Catapult Centre

LocationDigital Catapult Centre, London DescriptionOn Monday 19th January, the Digital Catapult Centre welcomes one of the “world’s seven...

Monday
January 19, 2015
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Sandy Pentland @ MIT Enterprise Forum Cambridge

LocationMIT, Room 34-101 Description

Monday
February 6, 2012
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Sandy Pentland Keynote @ EMBC 2011

LocationBoston, MA Description

Thursday
September 1, 2011
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Sandy Pentland to Keynote UBICOMP 2009

LocationDisney's Yacht & Beach Club® Convention Center, Orlando, FL Description

Saturday
October 3, 2009
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Covid-19: What governments can do for contact tracing, analytics, and restarting

Ramesh Raskar and Sandy Pentland present approaches and projects related to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Friday
April 17, 2020
11:00am
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Planning the future after COVID-19

Kevin Esvelt, Kent Larson, Esteban Moro, Sandy Pentland, Beth Porter, Ron Rivest, and Ramesh Raskar will each present a short talk.

Saturday
April 4, 2020
9:00am — 10:00am
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Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye Thesis Defense

LocationMIT Media Lab, E14-633 DescriptionMetadata, the breadcrumbs inadvertently left behind by technology, give us unprecedented perspe...

Wednesday
July 29, 2015
Article

The surprising secret of workplace creativity

Sandy Pentland explains the single activity that characterizes creative workplace—and it's probably something that you love doing.

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Sandy Pentland: "How Social Networks Shape Human Behavior"

LocationMIT (E51-376) DescriptionMore details and registration at:http://www.necsi.edu/events/upcomingevents.html

Friday
March 4, 2011
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Sandy Pentland, Ramesh Raskar @ Social Enterprise Conference

LocationHarvard University Description

Saturday — Sunday
March 5, 2011 —
March 6, 2011
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Advancing Wellbeing Seminar Series: Sandy Pentland

LocationMIT Media Lab, E14-633 DescriptionThis talk is open to the public and will be webcast live. For the last decade, Sandy Pentland's...

Tuesday
September 22, 2015
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Sandy Pentland @ Wall Street Journal CIO Summit

LocationSan Diego, CA Description

Tuesday
February 4, 2014
Project

openPDS/ SaferAnswers: Protecting the privacy of metadata

In a world where sensors, data storage, and processing power are too cheap to meter, how do you ensure that users can realize the full va...

Article

MIT Sloan research shows adaptive networks promote better collective intelligence

Study cautions against using static org charts during COVID-19 crisis.

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Active Fairness in Algorithmic Decision Making

Algorithmic FairnessSociety increasingly relies on machine learning models for automated decision making. Yet, efficiency gains from auto...

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Improving official statistics in emerging markets using machine learning and mobile phone data

Mobile phones are one of the fastest growing technologies in the developing world with global penetration rates reaching 90%. Mobile phon...

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Social Capital Accounting

To better understand and improve the quality of our lives, there has been a need for measuring non-economic capital such as social capita...

Video

Planning the future after Covid-19

Saturday April 4, 2020 ...

April 6, 2020
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Machine Behavior

Machines powered by artificial intelligence (AI) increasingly mediate our social, cultural, economic, and ...

Event

Ben Waber Thesis Defense

LocationMIT Media Lab, Bartos Theatre (E15, Lower Level) DescriptionThe goal of this thesis is to show that social support created throug...

Tuesday
April 5, 2011
Project

Social Physics of Unemployment

Earlier studies proved that behavior is highly shaped and constrained by one's social networks, and demonstrated ways in which individual...

Article

The surprising secret of workplace creativity

Professor Pentland explains the single activity that characterixes creative workplace—and it's probably something that you love doing.

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Open Badges

We present Open Badges, an open-source framework and toolkit for measuring and shaping face-to-face social interactions using either cust...

Group

Ethics

This work is being continued through The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at MIT.The mission of the Media Lab’...

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Recurrent neural network in context-free next-location prediction

Location prediction is a critical building block in many location-based services and transportation management. This project explores the...

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Leveraging leadership expertise more effectively in organizations

We believe that the narrative of only listening to experts or trusting the wisdom of the crowd blindly is flawed. Instead we have develop...

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Incentivizing cooperation using social pressure

Cooperation in a large society of self-interested individuals is notoriously difficult to achieve when the externality of one individual'...

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DeepShop: Understanding purchase patterns via deep learning

The recent availability of quantitative behavioral data provides an opportunity to study human behavior at unprecedented scale. Using lar...

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Data for Refugees

Data for refugees is a big data challenge whereby Turk Telekom opens a large dataset of anonymized mobile phone records to research group...

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Collective sensemaking in cryptocurrency community

Participants in cryptocurrency markets are in constant communication with each other about the latest coins and news releases. Do th...