Alondra Nelson

Harold F. Linder Professor

Institute for Advanced Study

Widely known for scholarship and policy research at the intersection of science, technology, and society, Alondra Nelson is the Harold F. Linder Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study. A former deputy assistant to President Joe Biden, she served as acting director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). In recognition of Nelson’s impactful OSTP tenure, Nature named her to its list of the 10 People Who Shaped Science in 2022. In 2023, she was nominated by the White House and appointed by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres to serve on the UN High-Level Advisory Body on Artificial Intelligence and was named to the inaugural TIME100 list of the most influential people in the field of AI.