Stephen C. Buckley

Executive Director

Stephen serves as the Executive Director of the Connection Science and Human Dynamics programs at MIT, and is the key management lead, with responsibility for managing a team of faculty, staff and students, in creating an innovation-centric culture, to produce robust implementations of research software. Liaising with key external stakeholders, he increases awareness of, and engagement in, the programs, initiatives, and projects.

Previously, during his long career at MIT, Stephen served as Technical Director at the Laboratory for Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (CSAIL). Earlier, he served as Director of Systems Engineering, reporting to MIT's CIO. He is the founder of the MIT CIO Summit, the MIT CIO Symposium, and the MIT Kerberos Consortium. Stephen received the Andrew W. Mellon Award for Technology Collaboration in 2007.

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