Scientist, entrepreneur, policy advisor, and engineering professor passionate about imagining and building responsible technology for social impact. Miguel Luengo-Oroz has also been the first data scientist to work at the United Nations.
As a pioneer and a thought leader in the use of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence for global health, humanitarian action, and sustainable development, Miguel Luengo-Oroz delves into the positive impact technology has on society and explores its future risks and opportunities. Dr. Miguel advises leaders on cutting-edge technologies, addressing the concept of Responsible Artificial Intelligence and its implications for governance and human rights.
Dr. Miguel Luengo-Oroz is the former Chief Data Scientist of UN Global Pulse at the Executive Office of the UN Secretary-General, where he was responsible for technology strategy, and grew & led the data science teams across the network of Pulse labs.
He advises leadership on frontier technologies and implications for governance and human rights. For over a decade, Miguel has built teams bringing data and AI to operations and policy through innovation programs with international organizations, governments, private sector & academia. He has worked in many domains including poverty, food security, refugees & migrants, conflict prevention, human rights, privacy, gender, hate speech, epidemics, infodemics, and climate.
Miguel is the Founder and CEO of the social enterprise Spotlab, a digital health platform leveraging the best AI and mobile technologies for clinical research and universal diagnosis. Dr. Luengo-Oroz is a professor at the doctoral school and a board member at the Telecommunications School of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. As a research scientist, he has worked on topics such as generative AI & creativity, Collective Intelligence, Systems Biology & Neurogeometry. He is the inventor of MalariaSpot.org -a crowdsourcing videogame for malaria diagnosis. Miguel is a trustee of the Ashoka foundation in Spain.
He has co-authored over a hundred multidisciplinary scientific articles, policy briefs, and op-eds. His work has been featured in international media including El Pais, The Guardian, CNN, and Al Jazeera, and high-impact scientific journals such as Science, Nature, or
The Lancet. He is a keynote speaker for scientific, policy, industry, and general audiences. He regularly serves on strategic advisory boards around responsible AI, has advised the governments of Spain and the USA, and is an expert on the Global Partnership on AI.
Dr. Miguel Luengo-Oroz has been awarded the Ashoka fellowship, MIT Technology Review TR35 and social innovator of the year, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (UK), Forbes, EU Responsible Research & Innovation award, Red Cross Innovation award, La Caixa fellowship and he is graduate (GSP10) at Singularity University.
He holds a Ph.D. (special prize) & MSc. Engineering from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, as well as an MSc from the École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales & École Normale Supérieure of Paris.