Samuel V. Scarpino

Samuel V. Scarpino, PhD, is the director of AI + Life Sciences and a professor of the Practice in Health and Computer Sciences at Northeastern University and an external professor at the Santa Fe Institute. At Northeastern, he also holds appointments in the Institute for Experiential AI, the Network Science Institute, and the Roux Institute. He is also an investigator in Northeastern’s Epistorm: Center for Advanced Epidemic Analytics and Predictive Modeling Technology, which is funded through the CDC's Insight Net to improve modeling, forecasting tools, and the use of data & analytics during health emergencies.

Prior to joining Northeastern, Scarpino was the vice president of pathogen surveillance at The Rockefeller Foundation, chief strategy officer at Dharma Platform (a social impact, technology startup), and cofounder of, a data science consortium that has been supported by, The Rockefeller Foundation, and Wellcome Trust. Scarpino earned his doctoral degree from the University of Texas at Austin and was Santa Fe Institute Omidyar Fellow from 2013 to 2016.


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