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DATA SCIENCE
EXECUTIVE ADVISORY BOARD
2022

Patricia Florissi, Ph.D., chair
Technical Director
Google Cloud
Mountain View, CA

Dr. Florissi is a Technical Director at the Office of the CTO at Google Cloud. In this role, Patricia engages with strategic customers on collaborative innovation projects, leads research on emerging technologies, and creates thought leadership content.

Anup Ghosh ’91, Ph.D.
President and CEO

Fidelis Cybersecurity
Bethesda, MD

Experienced CEO of Cybersecurity tech firms helping teams build and scale both shareholder value and customer value. I previously ran Fidelis Cybersecurity and before that was Managing Director at Accenture Security and global lead for managed security platforms. I founded and ran Invincea, a next-gen anti-virus company, until it was acquired by Sophos, in March 2017.

Christopher Gillett
D
irector, Platform Reliability Engineering
Homesite Insurance
Boston, MA

Mr. Gillett was previously Chief Technology Officer of Shareaholic, an award-winning growth toolkit, designed to help websites grow traffic, engagement, and monetization. After earning a BS in CS from Central Michigan University, Chris came east to patent an invention and make his mark in the Cambridge software world.

Pamela Goldberg
Digital Health Leader

Ms. Goldberg earned a BA from Tufts University, Medford, MA, and an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Stanford, CA. Pamela is an internationally recognized leader in medical technology innovation and entrepreneurship and leads strategy to effect change for industry and regulators.

Kevin Fitzpatrick ‘90
Head of Privacy, Data and AI Governance
MassMutual
Boston, MA|

Kevin serves as the Head of Privacy, Data, and Artificial Intelligence Governance at MassMutual leading a dynamic team of privacy, data governance, AI governance, data protection, records management, and e-discovery professionals in an enterprise-wide program that unlocks enterprise business value by democratizing data, analytics, and AI in a secure and ethical manner for superior customer value, experiences, trust, and loyalty.

Christopher Herrick
Vice President, Research Technology
Mass General Brigham
Boston, MA

Skilled in Management, Informatics, Databases, Business Development, and Analytics with an MBA focused on Entrepreneurship & Innovation from the MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, MA, Chris leads all operational and technical staff who support the collection, consolidation, querying, and dissemination of clinical data from the research patient data registry (RPDR) to investigators across the enterprise. The RPDR holds more than five billion individual data points on close to seven million patients.

Tom Kilkenny ‘82
General Manager, Automotive, Aerospace, and Defense - Retired
IBM
Armonk, NY

During his 39-year career at IBM, Tom engaged with Industrial/A&D clients and helped them improve enterprise efficiencies and drive revenue growth using various IT capabilities and methodologies for capturing value. Tom continues to enjoy mentoring early career professionals and advising companies on their digital transformation journeys.
Tom is best remembered at WPI as being ‘among the all-time greatest wrestlers’ and as such, has been inducted into the WPI Athletic Hall of Fame.

Venkat Kolluri, Ph.D.
CEO Chitika.com and Cidewalk.com
Westborough, MA

Venkat is CEO ofCidewalk.com, a mobile marketing company. He also co-founded Chitika, Inc., the parent company of Cidewalk and Krosslink.org, an entrepreneurial program empowering public libraries with the goal of helping to nurture and develop aspiring entrepreneurs across ten thousand Public Libraries by 2025.

Todd Leen, Ph.D.
Program Director, Intelligent and Information Systems, Computer & Information Science & Engineering
National Science Foundation
Alexandria, VA

Dr. Leen earned a Ph.D. in theoretical physics in 1982. His primary research was in machine learning theory and algorithm design with applications to signal processing, health care, and large-scale environmental modeling and observing systems. From 2015 to 2018 he directed the Data Science and Analytics graduate program at Georgetown University, Washington, DC and in 2018 he returned to NSF as a program director.


Frank Lo
Vice President Engineering
GameStop
Grapevine, TX

Mr. Lo leads growth-driven teams, combining product vision and software engineering to enable new opportunities around personalization, marketing, and operations. Frank founded and led the ML engineering organizations at both Wayfair and DraftKings and is now starting a new platform engineering team at GameStop, Grapevine, TX.


Rob Mauceri, BSEE ‘87
Distinguished Engineer and VP of Data Science
Microsoft Corporation
Redmond, WA

Rob leads a diverse team of data scientists, analysts, and engineers responsible for driving Windows ecosystem growth, quality, and product improvements for customers with data, insights, and intelligent systems at scale, and informing Microsoft solution areas for Windows, Azure, M365, and Gaming across devices, operating systems, and related products and cloud services.
 

Shawn Murphy, MD, Ph.D., FACMI
Chief Research Information Officer
Mass General Brigham
Boston, MA
Professor
Harvard Medical School
Cambridge, MA

Dr. Murphy is Professor and CRIO at Mas General Brigham and co-Director of the Center for Innovation in Digital Healthcare as well as Associate Director of the Laboratory of Computer Science at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA. His current projects include the NIH Researching Covid to enhance Recovery (RECOVER) and the informatics for Integrating Biology and the Bedside (i2b2).
 

Jim O’Neill, BSEE ‘93
Co-Founder and CTO
SaaSWorks
Norwell, MA

Jim O’Neill is the Founder & CTO at SaaSWorks where he oversees technology, data, and operations for a new product and solution that delivers actionable insights and analytics for growth companies to build better revenue strategies. Previously Jim was the Founding CTO, CIO, and CPO for HubSpot joining pre-revenue and scaling it through $250MM in annual revenue, and has held CTO roles in high-growth tech companies prior.


Pavel Ozhogin, Ph.D.
Director, Data Science
National Grid
Waltham, MA

Dr. Ozhogin has a passion for discovering actionable insights from data coupled with process improvement ability. Pavel co-developed a Predictive Storm Damage Model with MIT to predict power outages 5 – 7 days before a major weather event. The impact of the model should be shorter restoration times through better resource decisions and deployment before an event.
 

Paul Pilotte
Technical Marketing Manager
MathWorks
Natick, MA

Paul earned both a BSEE and an MSEE in Electrical Engineering from MIT, Cambridge, MA, and an MBA from Babson College Franklin W. Olin Graduate School of Business, Wellesley, MA. An experienced Product Manager in the areas of AI, data science, technical computing, software security, and data communications, Paul leads teams and collaborates with all stakeholders in driving strategy, product lifecycle, partnerships, analyst relations, and business development.


Les Servi, Ph.D.
Chief Scientist for Cyber Security Operations Research
The MITRE Corporation
Bedford, MA

Dr. Servi earned an Sc.B./Sc.M. in Applied Mathematics from Brown University, Providence, RI, and an MS and Ph.D. in Engineering from Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. Les nurtures the theory and practice growth of Operations Research across communities including National Security and Healthcare. He also runs multiple internally and externally funded projects across multiple divisions of MITRE and Sponsors.
Les was recently promoted to President of MORS.


Ryan Ward
Vice President Business Operations
Hubspot
Cambridge, MA

Ryan leads Hubspot’s Employee Experience group, which was assembled by bringing together a handful of independent teams under a new mission: to leverage technology to enable every employee to achieve more by removing interruptions, friction, and manual processes so that each employee has more time, energy, and tools to focus on doing their best work.

 

 

DATA SCIENCE
EXECUTIVE ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS
2022

 

Phil Adams
MSM, MIT Sloan School of Management
EVP Strategic Operations at Microshare.oi
Boston, MA

Jorge Calzada 
MBA, MIT Sloan School of Management
Head of Analytics & Data Science at Kaia Health
New York, NY

Kajal Claypool ’02, Ph.D.
Ph.D. Data Science, WPI
Senior Scientist at MIT Lincoln Labs
Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School
Cambridge, MA

Martin Leach, Ph.D.
MBA, MIT
Ph.D., Boston University School of Medicine
COO at ALLOY Therapeutics, Inc.
Waltham, MA

Richard Resnick ‘98
MBA, MIT Sloan School of Management
MBA, Entrepreneurship, Economics
MS, Computer Science, WPI
CEO of Cureatr
TED Speaker
New York, NY

Carine Simon, Ph.D.
Ph.D., MIT Sloan School of Management, Operations Research
Senior Lecturer and Industry Liaison at MIT Sloan School of Management
Suffolk County, MA

Zhiping Weng, Ph.D.
Ph.D. Boston University, Biomedical Engineering
Li Weibo chair in Biomedical Research, UMass Chan Medical School
Professor and Director Bioinformatics and Integrative Biology
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Co-Founder and Scientific Advisor at Rgenta Therapeutics, Inc.
Wellesley Hills, MA

Chris Zannetos
MS, Management MIT Sloan School of Management
Research Affiliate at MIT Sloan School of Management
Co-founder and CEO at Covered Security
Boston, MA