Visiting Committee

Every department at MIT has a Visiting Committee that consists of distinguished scholars, MIT graduates, and several members of the MIT Corporation. These committees typically meet once every two years, at MIT, to hear reports from the Department Head/Director, the faculty, and current students about the department’s current activities and future direction. These committees prepare reports for the President, Provost, and Chancellor that provide an important source of external evaluation for each department. The members of the MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society Visiting Committee are listed below. The next IDSS Visiting Committee meeting will be held on Nov 16 and 17, 2021.

Mr. Mark Gorenberg, Chair
’76 EE
Managing Director
Zetta Venture Partners

Mr. James Champy
’63 CE, ‘65 CE
Business Consultant and Author

Dr. Jennifer Chayes
Technical Fellow & Managing Director
Microsoft Research New England & NYC

Mr. John Chisholm
’75 EE, ’76 EE
John Chisholm Ventures

Ms. Heather Cogdell
’89 EE
Principal Business Process Engineer
MITRE Corporation

Professor Erica R. Fuchs
’99 ML, ’03 TPP, ’06 ES
Department of Engineering & Public Policy
Carnegie Mellon University

Dr. Arthur Gelb
‘61 AA
Four Sigma Corporation

Professor Peter Glynn
Professor, Department of Management Science and Engineering
Stanford University

Professor William Hogan
Professor, John F. Kennedy School of Government
Harvard University

Professor Matthew Jackson
Professor, Department of Economics
Stanford University

Dr. Maria M. Klawe
Harvey Mudd College

Mr. Temitope Lawani
’91 CE
Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Helios Investment Partners

Mr. R. Preston McAfee
Former Chief Economist
Microsoft Corporation

Mr. Jim Miller
‘93 ME, SM ’93

Dr. Thomas Richardson
EE ‘90
Vice President, Engineering
Qualcomm Incorporated

Mr. Jeffrey Silver
’03 MNG
Coyote Logistics

Dr. Hal Varian
’69 EC
Chief Economist
Google Inc.

Mr. C.J. Whelan, III
’92 EE, ’93 MSF
Founder and President
Front Range Technology Group, LLC

Professor Jeannette Wing
’79 EE, EE ’83
Director, Data Science Institute
Columbia University

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