Data and Society Council

Members of the Data and Society Council support Columbia's commitment to expanding data science to every corner of the University.

Data and Society Council

Carme Artigas

  • Secretary of State for Digitization and Artificial Intelligence, Government of Spain

Armen Avanessians

  • Trustee, Council Co-Chair, EN’83, P: CC’12, CC’17, IA’17, Chief Investment Officer of Quantitative Investment Strategies, Goldman Sachs


Herb Cunitz

  • EN’85, Board of Directors, DataRPM

Michael Donovan

  • P: EN’13,Vice Chairman, Board of Directors of MediaOcean

Shahram Ebadollahi

  • EN’99, EN’02, EN’05, BU’16, Global Head, Advanced Analytics, Novartis

Shawn Edwards

  • EN’90, EN’95, P: EN’17, Chief Technology Officer, Bloomberg

Roger Ehrenberg

  • BU’93, Founder and Managing Partner, IA Ventures

Tom Fortin

  • EN’86, Managing Partner and Chief Operating Officer, iCapital Network

Ben Fried

  • Council Co-Chair, CC’88, Chief Information Officer, Google

Claire Le Gal

  • BU’09, Senior Vice President, Fraud Intelligence and Strategy, Mastercard

Alexander Halliday

  • Director, The Earth Institute, Columbia University

Hsiao-Wuen Hon

  • P: LW18, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft

Grace Huang

  • Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, iPinYou

Sara Jacobs

  • CC’11, IA’11, IA’12 Scholar in Residence, Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, University of San Diego

Michael Leiter

  • CC’91, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Georgia Papathomas

  • EN’73, EN’74, EN’78, Advisor, Investor, Board Member

Jim Pastoriza

  • EN’84, Managing Partner, TDF Ventures

Deb Rieman

  • GF’76, GF’78, Executive Chairman of the Board, MetaMarkets

Alfred Z. Spector

  • Chief Technology Officer and Head of Engineering, Two Sigma Investments LP

Simon Tavaré

  • Faculty of Arts and Sciences
    Professor of Statistics and Biological Sciences
  • Irving Institute for Cancer Dynamics
    Irving Director

Leonard Tow

  • GF’52, GF’60, P: BC’87, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, New Century Holdings; Chairman, Tow Foundation

Richard E. Witten

  • CC’75, P: CC’10, BUS’15, LAW’15, Senior Managing Director, Orienta Group; Managing Member, RSW Capital Management