Brian Subirana, PhD

Director, Auto-ID Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Brian Subirana is director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Auto-ID lab, a research scientist at MIT, and teaches at the Harvard Extension School. 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. 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 the internet of things and AI (blockchain, electric vehicles, and supply chain) and on developing a mathematical theory for deep learning with forgetting (conversational commerce and digital learning).


  • PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology