Dr. Neil Thompson

Research Scientist

MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab

Symposium Roles
Speaker/Panelist 2019
Panels Participated in

Neil Thompson is a Research Scientist at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) and a Visiting Professor at the Lab for Innovation Science at Harvard.

Mr. Thompson 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 has been on National Academies panels on transformational technologies and scientific reliability.

He has a PhD in Business and Public Policy at University of California, Berkeley, as well as a MS in Computer Science and Statistics. He also has a masters in Economics from the London School of Economics, and undergraduate degrees in Physics and International Development. Prior to academia, he worked at organizations such as Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, Bain and Company, The United Nations, the World Bank, and the Canadian Parliament.