neil_about

Professional

I am a Research Scientist at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab and a Visiting Professor at the Lab for Innovation Science at Harvard.

I am also an Associate Member of the Broad Institute, and was previously an Assistant Professor of Innovation and Strategy at the MIT Sloan School of Management, where I co-directed the Experimental Innovation Lab (X-Lab). I have advised businesses and government on the future of Moore’s Law and have been on National Academies panels on transformational technologies and scientific reliability.

I did my PhD in Business and Public Policy at Berkeley, where I also did Masters degrees in Computer Science and Statistics. I have a masters in Economics from the London School of Economics, and undergraduate degrees in Physics and International Development. Prior to academia, I worked at organizations such as Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, Bain and Company, The United Nations, the World Bank, and the Canadian Parliament.

Personal

I grew up in Toronto. Since college I’ve done a lot of travelling; visiting 60+ countries and living in Egypt, Poland, UK, South Africa, Australia and the United States. I’m currently enjoying trying my hand at triathlons.