IACS Advisory Board


The IACS advisory board consists of faculty, researchers, and professionals committed to training the next generation of computational scientists by advancing the study of computational and data science at Harvard. As IACS continues to assess and refine the academic programs and the curriculum of the master's programs, these experts provide valuable guidance based on their work at the forefront of this fast-growing field or their engagement in using and promoting computational tools in various path-breaking applications. IACS is committed to responding to the needs of industry and other stakeholders as we evaluate and refine the programs to stay in step with workforce needs and changing directions in the field.

External Members

Susan Avery Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution  
David Bear Goldman Sachs  
Alan Bishop Los Alamos National Laboratory  
Joshua Boger Alkeus Pharmaceuticals  
Christian Borgs Microsoft Research New England  
Mark Borowsky Novartis  
David Brown Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory  
Jennifer Chayes Microsoft Research New England  
George Colony Forrester Research  
John R. Dowdle Draper Laboratory  
David Gilmour Blyth Capital Partners  
Bernadette Johnson MIT Lincoln Laboratory  
Jan Kautz NVIDIA  
Sébastien Matringe  Newfield Exploration  
Jim McLean Crosslink Capital  
Greg Morrisett Cornell University  
Cherry Murray U.S. Department of Energy  
Thomson Nguyen Kleiner Perkins  
Jeff Palmucci Trip Advisor  
Michael Papka Argonne National Laboratory  
Bonnie Ray IBM  
Rosalind Reid Council for the Advancement of Science Writing  
Patrick Riley Google  
Bob Rogers UC San Francisco  
Sadasivan Shankar Intel  
Fred Streitz Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory  
Rita Tavilla VMware  
Nora Tgavalekos Raytheon  
Fernanda Viegas Google  
Christopher Yu Draper Laboratory  
Dan Zigmond Facebook  



SEAS Faculty

Name Area
Demba Ba Electrical Engineering
Katia Bertoldi Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering
Michael Brenner Applied Mathematics
Finale Doshi-Velez Computer Science
Fawwaz Habbal Executive Dean; Applied Physics
Stratos Idreos Computer Science
Efthimios Kaxiras IACS Director; Applied Physics
Eddie Kohler Computer Science
Boris Kozinsky Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering
Zhiming Kuang Environmental Science and Engineering; FAS/Earth and Planetary Science
Scott Kuindersma Computer Science
H.T. Kung Computer Science
Susan Murphy Computer Science; Statistics
Prineha Narang Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering
David Parkes Computer Science
Hanspeter Pfister Computer Science
Chris Rycroft Applied Mathematics
Yaron Singer Computer Science
Salil Vadhan Computer Science
James Waldo Computer Science


Harvard Faculty 

Name School/Department
Joe Blitzstein FAS/Statistics
Douglas Finkbeiner FAS/Astronomy and Physics
Bruce Fischl Harvard Medical School/Radiology
Mark Glickman FAS/Statistics
Rafael Irizarry HSPH/Statistics
Gary King FAS/Statistics; Institute for Quantitative Social Science
Jeffrey Lichtman FAS/Molecular and Cellular Biology
Brendan Meade FAS/Earth and Planetary Sciences
Xiao-Li Meng FAS/Statistics
Natesh Pillai FAS/Statistics
Jeffrey Schnapp Graduate School of Design; Berkman Center for Internet & Society
Neil Shephard FAS/Statistics and Economics
Latanya Sweeney FAS/Government; Institute for Quantitative Social Science
Christopher Winship Government; Institute for Quantitative Social Science
Jonathan Zittrain HLS/HKS