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Alondra Nelson

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Harold F. Linder Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study

Alondra Nelson is the Harold F. Linder Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study. She served as Deputy Assistant to President Joe Biden and acting director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where she drove the administration’s landmark "Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights." She is a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, and previously served as the President and CEO of the Social Science Research Council and inaugural Dean of Social Science at Columbia University. Dr. Nelson serves on the Advisory Board of the Obama Presidency Oral History project. In 2022, she was internationally recognized by Nature as one of the "Ten People Who Shaped Science," and in 2023, she was named in TIME100's inaugural list of the most influential people in the field of AI.

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