Neil Thompson is an innovation scholar with appointments as a Research Scientist at CSAIL and as a Visiting Professor at Harvard. His research focuses on 4 topics:
Computer Performance and Economic Outcomes
Tools and Innovation
Patenting & Licensing
Executing on Innovation and Strategy
He did his PhD in Business and Public Policy at Berkeley, where he also did Masters degrees in Computer Science and Statistics. He has a Master's in Economics from the London School of Economics, and undergraduate degrees in Physics and International Development. Prior to academia, he worked at organizations such as Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, Bain and Company, The United Nations, the World Bank, and the Canadian Parliament.