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

Rui Costa

  • EN'85
  • Zuckerman Institute
    Director and Chief Executive Officer
  • Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
    Professor of Neuroscience

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

Alex Halliday

  • The Earth Institute
    Director
  • Faculty of Arts and Sciences
    Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Hsiao-Wuen Hon

  • P: LW'18
  • Corporate Vice President, Microsoft

Claire Le Gal

  • BU’99
  • Senior Vice President, Fraud Intelligence and Strategy, Mastercard

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

  • Technical Advisor, Two Sigma Investments

Kathryn Surace-Smith

  • Trustee, LW'84
  • Vice President and General Counsel, NanoString Technologies, Inc.

Simon Tavaré

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

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

HongJiang Zhang

  • Venture Partner, SourceCode Capital
  • Senior Advisor, Carlyle Group
  • Chairman, Beijing Academy of Artificial Intelligence