From drug discovery and diagnostics to gene therapy and bioengineering, unlocking the vast potential of AI in the life sciences requires multi-sector collaboration. The Institute for Experiential AI at Northeastern University is uniquely positioned to help realize this potential.

– Samuel Scarpino, Director, AI + Life Sciences, EAI

Samuel V. Scarpino is the director of AI + Life Sciences at the Institute for Experiential AI and a professor of the practice in Health Sciences and Computer Science. He also holds appointments in the Network Science, Global Resilience and The Roux Institute. Prior to joining Northeastern, Scarpino was the vice president of Pathogen Surveillance at The Rockefeller Foundation. He has over 10 years of experience translating research into decision support and data science and AI tools across diverse sectors from public health and clinical medicine to real estate and energy. In addition, Scarpino is an external professor at the Santa Fe Institute, the Vermont Complex Systems Center and a co-founder of the data science initiative Global.health.

Scarpino brings over 10 years of experience translating research into decision support, data science, and machine learning tools across sectors, from public health and clinical medicine to real estate and energy.

Cited in nearly 100 academic journals and books, Scarpino’s commentary has been in publications including Nature, Science, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, and Nature Physics. The New York Times, Wired, the Boston Globe, NPR, VICE News, National Geographic, and numerous others have featured his research. Scarpino has earned fellowships from the Institute for Scientific Interchange and the Santa Fe Institute.

Before joining Northeastern, Scarpino served as chief strategy officer and head of data science at Dharma Platform, a social impact technology startup. After earning his doctoral degree from the University of Texas at Austin, he was also a faculty member at the Santa Fe Institute and an external faculty member at the Vermont Complex Systems Center.