Alex "Sandy" Pentland is Toshiba Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and director of MIT's Media Lab Entrepreneurship Program.

Pentland previously worked as a lecturer at Stanford University. He joined the MIT faculty in 1986. While at MIT, Pentland has also served as academic head of the Media Labratory and he founded the Human Dynamics group, and the Media Lab Entrepreneurship Program.

Pentland's books include Honest Signals: How They Shape Our World and Social Physics. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, Financial Times, Nature, Science, Forbes, and other publications.

Last Updated: May 31, 2017