Faculty Friday: Northeastern University Provost David Madigan Shares a Promising Outlook for the Future of AI

David Madigan


In this week’s Faculty Friday, Northeastern University Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, David Madigan, discusses the rich history and breadth of expertise in artificial intelligence research at Northeastern University and how initiatives like the Institute for Experiential AI build a promising future by strengthening ties to partnerships offering real-world applications for AI.



David Madigan is the provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs at Northeastern University. Before joining Northeastern, he was professor of statistics, executive vice president of arts and sciences, and dean of the faculty at Columbia University in New York. He received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a doctorate in statistics from Trinity College Dublin.

Madigan previously worked for AT&T Inc., Soliloquy Inc., the University of Washington, Rutgers University, and SkillSoft, Inc. He has over 200 publications in the areas of Bayesian statistics, text mining, Monte Carlo methods, pharmacovigilance, and probabilistic graphical models.

He is an elected fellow of the American Statistical Association, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has served terms as editor-in-chief of Statistical Science and Statistical Analysis and Data Mining–the ASA Data Science Journal.