Alex “Sandy” Pentland: The MIT Connection

By Liv Gold | Boston Magazine |

ONE OF THE WORLD’S most innovative and prolific tech gurus makes his intellectual home at — surprise, surprise — MIT. Alex “Sandy” Pentland, the Toshiba Professor of Media Arts and Sciences and the director of the Human Dynamics Group at the MIT Media Lab, has his hands in just about every industry imaginable, from fashion to defense research.

Here’s a look at Pentland’s numerous worldwide projects, including offshoots of his work at the MIT Media Lab, his private business ventures, and his public projects for governments and organizations large and small.

Click through the gallery below to see Pentland’s accomplishments.