Dr. Miguel Luengo-Oroz

Senior Advisor on Frontier Technologies

United Nations Global Pulse (UNGP)

Dr. Miguel Luengo-Oroz is a scientist and social entrepreneur passionate about imagining, building, and sharing responsible technology for the people and the planet.

Miguel is Senior Advisor on Frontier Technologies at United Nations Global Pulse, the  UN Secretary-General’s innovation lab. Previously, as Chief Data Scientist, he has been responsible for UN Global Pulse’s technology strategy and head of the data science teams across the network of Pulse labs. Over the last decade, Miguel has built multidisciplinary teams to bring data to operations and policy in poverty reduction, food security, refugees & migrants, human rights, privacy, gender, hate speech, epidemics, infodemics, and climate change.

Miguel is the founder and executive director of the social enterprise Spotlab, an AI factory for medical image analysis. He is also a professor at the doctoral school of the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid. He has co-authored over one hundred scientific articles, policy briefs, and op-eds. Miguel believes in the interdisciplinary nature of Science and has worked on topics such as collective intelligence, artificial creativity, developmental biology, and neurogeometry. Miguel has written about the solidarity principle in AI and serves on multiple international advisory boards around responsible AI.

He received the Ashoka fellowship, MIT TR35, and the European Responsible Research and Innovation award. He holds a Ph.D. and MSc.Eng from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and a MSc from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales de Paris.