Dan Taber - PhD

Dan Taber, PhD 

Data. Ethics. Stories. Change.

Combining rigorous data science, social awareness, and effective communication to maximize the impact of science and technology on society.

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About Me


I’ve loved data since I was a kid but was never satisfied with number-crunching alone. The best science combines data with storytelling to inspire change.

For 15 years, I’ve worked in academic, non-profit, and technology sectors to turn data into action. Areas of expertise have ranged from food policy to algorithmic bias. I’m a Product Scientist at Indeed and was a 2019 Assembly Fellow at Harvard and MIT, where I specialized in ethics and governance of artificial intelligence.






Long before Harvard Business Review, I always thought data science was sexy. A data nerd my entire life, I use data for everything from evaluating how state laws affect public health and social equity to forecasting what TED talks go viral. Click here to read about my past and present projects. 

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"No matter what you do, your job is to tell your story." It's a thrill to take complex science and turn it into accessible, engaging content for different audiences. Click here to see my past talks, blogs, podcasts, and media interviews.

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While an Assembly Fellow at Harvard, I co-founded AI Blindspot to help policymakers and practitioners understand how bias affects artificial intelligence. We’re currently developing workshops and other materials to help teams address these biases in automated decision systems.

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Ideas not coupled with action never become bigger than the brain cells they occupied.
— Arnold Glasgow
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