Stephen C. Buckley

Executive Director

Stephen C. Buckley serves as Executive Director of the Connection Science and Human Dynamics programs at MIT.  Steve runs "Sandy Pentland's Flying Circus" and acts as the key management lead, with responsibility for managing a team of faculty, staff and students, in creating an innovation-centric culture, to produce great research. Liaising with key external stakeholders, he increases awareness of, and engagement in, the programs, initiatives, and projects.

Previously, Stephen served as Technical Director at the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence ("CSAIL"). Earlier, he served as Senior Director of Systems Engineering, reporting to MIT's CIO. He is the founder of the MIT CIO Summit, the MIT CIO Symposium, and the MIT Kerberos Consortium. Stephen received the $100K Andrew W. Mellon Award for Technology Collaboration in 2008.  At MIT's Sloan School of Managment, he served as Associate Director of the Center for Digital Business, and the Center for Collective Intelligence.  

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