Deb Roy is a co-founder of Cortico, a non-profit that deploys data science and AI for social impact. He is also director of the Laboratory for Social Machines at MIT Media Lab and is an associate professor at MIT and chief media scientist at Twitter. Roy is the co-founder and co-chair of SocialEmergence.org. He leads research at MIT at the intersection of human and machine communication, advises technology start-up companies, and serves on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Social Media. He was the co-founder and CEO of Bluefin Labs.