May 8-11, 2017

Speaker Details

Mercè Crosas
Harvard University, Chief Data Science and Technology Officer at IQSS

Mercè Crosas is the Chief Data Science and Technology Officer at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS) at Harvard University. She has more than 10 years of experience leading the Dataverse project and more than 15 years of experience building data management and analysis systems in biotechnology companies and academia. She is part of numerous committees and working groups focused on research data management, data citation, and data standards. Crosas is currently co-PI of the Dataverse Project, with IQSS director Gary King, and supervises the Zelig project for statistical analysis, the Consilience project for text analysis, and the Data Science Services and Data Curation teams at IQSS. She collaborates with a wide range of data related projects, including: the Harvard Privacy Tools project led by Salil Vadhan (, the Data Provenance project with Margo Seltzer (, the Structural Biology Grid Data project with Piotrek Sliz (, and the Cloud Dataverse with Orran Krieger and Piyanai Saowarattitada  from Massachusetts Open Cloud (Boston University), among others.


Crosas holds a Ph.D. in Astrophysics and a B.S. in Physic. More at and @mercecrosas.