Young Leaders

DINESH BHARADIA
DINESH BHARADIA
CSAIL, MIT - Researcher
Dinesh Bharadia is a researcher at CSAIL, MIT. He studies networks and wireless communication. After obtaining his bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) at Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh, he came to Stanford to pursue his MS and PhD. As a PhD at Stanford he commercialized his research at Kumu Networks, which allows radios to simultaneously transmit and receive signals at the same frequency channel. This problem had stumped scientists for almost 150 years. An analogy to this would be, allowing humans to shout at the top of their lungs while simultaneously listening to weak whispers. This technology makes it possible to double the efficiency of the current spectrum.
SHUBHRANSHU CHOUDHARY
SHUBHRANSHU CHOUDHARY
Knight International Journalism Fellow
Shubhranshu Choudhary is a Knight International Journalism Fellow and the Founder of CGNet Swara, an Indian mobile phone ser­vice that allows citizens to upload and listen to local reports in their own dialect without the need for a Smartphone or an internet connection. He won the 2014 Digital Activism Award from the U.K.-based charity organization Index on Censorship for his Central Gondwana Net Swara community radio, and also named one of Foreign Policy’s 2014 “100 Leading Global Thinkers”.
Founder of CGNet Swara
Sarah Cotterill
Sarah Cotterill
Harvard Fellow
Sarah Cotterill, PhD, College Fellow in Psychology at Harvard University. She conducts research on political misinformation, as well as decision-making in the context of charitable giving, using experimental and machine learning techniques. She has an equal interest in statistics and methodology, including deep learning, regression (and variants of the generalized linear model), and survey/experimental design. Her written work, featuring insights from her research and from the broader field of psychology, has been published in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and Psychology Today.
ADRIENNE FELT
ADRIENNE FELT
Adrienne Felt leads Chrome’s usable security team. They are responsible for building (and improving) browser security features that we can see, like security indicators, browser warnings, and permissions
IAN GOODFELLOW
IAN GOODFELLOW
Ian Goodfellow (PhD in machine learning, University of Montreal, 2014) is a research scientist at Google. His research interests include most deep learning topics, especially generative models and machine learning security and privacy.
JENN HALEN
JENN HALEN
Jenn Halen is a fellow at the Berkman Klein Center. She works on research and community activities for the Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Initiative.
Miyuki Inoue
Miyuki Inoue
Digital Innovation Division - Asahi Shimbun newspaper
Reporter / Member of Media Lab, Asahi Shimbun
Writer and Editor of A3 Editorial Room
SENY KAMARA
SENY KAMARA
Seny Kamara is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Brown University. From 2008 to 2016, he was a researcher at Microsoft Research (Redmond Lab). He studied computer science at Purdue and then John Hopkins University, earning first a Bachelor of Science, then a Master of Science in Engineering, and then a Doctorate of Philosophy.
Walter Langelaar
Walter Langelaar
Co-founder of SAM, an AI Politician - Programme Director Media Design at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Walter Langelaar is an artist and researcher whose work in media arts and design questions our digitally networked cultures and infrastructure through sculpture, installation, online performance and critical intervention.
Rebecca Leeper
Rebecca Leeper
Software Engineer - AIWS Practitioner
Rebecca Leeper is a privacy driven interdisciplinary software and network engineer consultant at Data Ductus Inc. At Data Ductus, her work is focused in the telecommunications sector, helping service providers improve their coverage by migrating to automation and the cloud. Rebecca has also pursued research into emerging technologies, particularly AI, and their impact on international and national security at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, The Global Resilience Institute at Northeastern University, and the Belfer Center at Harvard University. Rebecca will be launching the Common Good Digital Framework with the Boston Global Forum and AIWS, a platform purposed at bringing authoritative knowledge and raising awareness about violations of ethical values and standards by governments and large organizations misusing technology. The CGDF will monitor and alert against the misuse of Artificial Intelligence, personal data, and neglect of cyber security.
MARIO MACILAU
MARIO MACILAU
Mário Macilau (1984, Mozambique) was born in Maputo where he currently lives and works. In newly independent Mozambique, during the most critical phase of the civil war, his family struggled with financial difficulties and moved from the province of Inhambane to Maputo capital in search of a better life. At the age of ten, he began to work in a small market frequented by the middle / upper class and helping to carry the groceries and washing cars at the park in an effort to support his family.
ROYA MAHBOOB
ROYA MAHBOOB
Roya Mahboob is an Afghan entrepreneur and businesswoman. She founded and serves as CEO of the Afghan Citadel Software Company, a full-service software development company based in Herat, Afghanistan. She has received attention for being among the first IT female CEOs in Afghanistan,where it is still relatively rare for women to work outside the home. On 18 April 2013, Roya Mahboob was named to TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People In The World for 2013 for her work in building internet classrooms in high schools in Afghanistan and for Women’s Annex, a multilingual blog and video site hosted by Film Annex, which gives the women of Afghanistan and Central Asia a platform to tell their stories to the world.
RYAN MANESS
RYAN MANESS
Ryan C. Maness is a Visiting Fellow of security and resilience studies in the Department of Political Science at Northeastern University. Before that, he was Visiting Professor of International Relations in the Department of Political Science at SUNY at Buffalo State College (2014-2015), Adjunct Professor of International Relations in the Department of Political Science at University of Illinois at Chicago (2014), and Graduate Lecturer in International Relations in the Department of Political Science at University of Illinois at Chicago (2012-2013).
Dinh Quy NGUYEN
Dinh Quy NGUYEN
Development Manager in Mitsubishi Electric, USA
Dr. Nguyen Dinh Quy is currently a Development Manager and Senior R&D engineer in Mitsubishi Electric in Cambridge, MA, USA. He is working on research collaboration with MIT on Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning and Factory Automation.
Co-founder at VietSearch
Bill Ottman
Bill Ottman
Founder and CEO of Minds.com
Bill is the Founder and CEO of Minds.com, a free, open-source and encrypted social networking platform and mobile app. He administrates social media pages with millions of followers in the alternative news industry and is active in viral media research
IYAD RAHWAN
IYAD RAHWAN
Iyad Rahwan is the AT&T Career Development Professor and an Associate Professor of Media Arts & Sciences at the MIT Media Lab, where he leads the Scalable Cooperation group. A native of Aleppo, Syria, Rahwan holds a PhD from the University of Melbourne, Australia, and is an affiliate faculty at the MIT Institute of Data, Systems and Society (IDSS).
Kevin Roose
Kevin Roose
Kevin Roose is a technology columnist for The New York Times and a writer-at-large for The New York Times Magazine. His column, “The Shift,” examines the intersection of tech, business, and culture.
JEREMY A. SAMIDE
JEREMY A. SAMIDE
Jeremy Samide is an industry-recognized cyber security expert with over 15 years of leading-edge private sector, government security consulting and research and development work. He is now the Lead Consultant to Stealthcare Labs, and fellow of Michael Dukakis Leadership Program at Boston Global Forum
Angela Schoelig
Angela Schoelig
Professor of University of Toronto
Angela Schoellig, leads the Dynamic Systems Lab at the University of Toronto, and has developed algorithms that allow robots to learn together. Her algorithms are helping self-driving and self-flying vehicles move around more safely.
Yusuke Sugomori
Yusuke Sugomori
computer scientist specializing in machine learning and deep learning
Yusuke Sugomori is a computer scientist specializing in machine learning and deep learning, and the co-founder and CTO of MICIN, a leading medical-tech startup in Japan. MICIN, which raised $10 million in Series A funding, is working to drastically improve the maintenance, organization and utilization of patients' medical data in Japan through the use of artificial intelligence. 
The co-founder and CTO of MICIN
Christo Wilson
Christo Wilson
Associate Professor in the Khoury College of Computer Sciences at Northeastern University
Christo Wilson is an Associate Professor in the Khoury College of Computer Sciences at Northeastern University. He is a founding member of the Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute at Northeastern, and serves as director of the BS in Cybersecurity program. He is a 2019 Sloan Fellow and a 2019-2020 Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society
Founding member of the Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute at Northeastern