Stefaan G. Verhulst is Co-Founder and Chief Research and Development Officer of the Governance Laboratory @NYU (GovLab) where he is building an action-research foundation on how to transform governance using advances in science, data, and technology.

He is the Editor-in-Chief of Data and Policy (an Open Access Journal by Cambridge University Press) and Curator-in-Chief of the Living Library and The Digest.

Verhulst’s latest scholarship centers on how technology can improve people’s lives and the creation of more data-driven and collaborative forms of governance. Specifically, he is interested in the perils and promise of collaborative technologies and how to unlock the unprecedented volume of data to advance the public good in a responsible way.