Brian Subirana

Director of the MIT Auto-ID lab, Research Scientist at MIT and teacher at Harvard University

CV summary

Prof. Brian Subirana is Director of the MIT Auto-ID lab, Research Scientist at MIT and also teaches at Harvard University. His Harvard class on Artificial Intelligence is the first MIT-run non-residential on-line class ever to offer academic credit. His MIT Sloan class was the first course ever to offer a recorded lecture on MIT Open Courseware. Before becoming an academic, he worked at The Boston Consulting Group.

Prof. Subirana obtained his PhD in Computer Science at the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (now CSAIL), his MBA at MIT Sloan, has founded three start-ups, and has been affiliated with MIT for over 20 years in various capacities including Visiting Professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

His research centers on Internet of Things (Blockchain, Electric Vehicles, Supply Chain) and on developing a Mathematical Theory for Deep Learning (Conversational Commerce and digital learning). He is also researching Sigma Gene, a new philosophy for strategy and innovation derived from Cave Art.


  • UNESCO. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • The Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP)

Sponsored by

  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry of Business and Employment. Department of Research and Universities
  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry for Foreign Action and Open Government