Neil Thompson is a Research Scientist at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab and a Visiting Professor at the Lab for Innovation Science at Harvard.
Neil is also an Associate Member of the Broad Institute, and was previously an Assistant Professor of Innovation and Strategy at the MIT Sloan School of Management, where he co-directed the Experimental Innovation Lab (X-Lab). He has advised businesses and government on the future of Moore’s Law and have been on National Academies panels on transformational technologies and scientific reliability.
Neil did his PhD in Business and Public Policy at Berkeley, where he also did Masters degrees in Computer Science and Statistics. He has a masters in Economics from the London School of Economics, and undergraduate degrees in Physics and International Development. Prior to academia, Neil worked at organizations such as Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, Bain and Company, The United Nations, the World Bank, and the Canadian Parliament.