Senior Fellow, Harvard's CPL, Research Fellow, RCSI CyberPsychology Research Centre, CTO/Research Fellow, MIT E-Lab, Director, IBM Network Science Research Center

Dr. Steve Chan is a Research Fellow at RCSI’s CyberPsychology Research Centre. Dr. Chan is a Director of the IBM Network Science Research Center (NSRC), focusing upon those Sensemaking methodologies and tools that will facilitate moving from Big Data to Big Insights to effectuate more robust decision-making when approaching the Big Problems that necessitate Big Decisions – the realm of Context Computing, Cognitive Computing, Network Science, and Robust Decision Engineering, which collectively serve as a pivotal Data Analytics launching pad for attaining Forensic, Real-time, and Predictive Insight.

He is a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership as well as a Chief Technology Officer/Research Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Laboratory for the Public Engagement with Science (E-Lab), and he is a Professor of Network/Relationship Science at Swansea University. Previously, he served as a Chief Software Architect within the Engineering Systems Division of MIT, a Fellow within the MIT School of Engineering, a Fellow at Harvard’s Center for Geographic Analysis, a Faculty Research Fellow at the University of Memphis, a Technology Dissemination Fellow at the MIT International Development Initiative, and most recently, he co-led a White House research team focused on Human Trafficking and isomorphic network science problems.

He serves on the Board of Advisors for the Center for Intelligent Tutoring Systems Research and Development at the FedEx Institute of Technology, Open IR (an MIT Media Lab group), Eye on South Florida (a multi-media channel network), Synerscope (a spin-off organization from the Eindhoven University of Technology’s Information Visualization group), and Mehta Tech (an interoperability for Smart Grid infrastructure firm). He also serves on the Advisory Council for the Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium (NCOIC). His publications have appeared in refereed journals, such as those of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and he has served on the Program Committee for peer-reviewed venues, such as the Journal of Information Technology for Development and the IEEE-NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Centre of Excellence’s Cyber Conflict Conference (CYCON). He is also an alumnus of MIT and Harvard University.