Stefaan G. Verhulst is Co-Founder and Director of Research and Development of the Governance Laboratory (The GovLab) at New York University (NYU) – a center for action research focused on improving governance using progress science and technology – including data and collective intelligence.
He is also, among other positions and affiliation, Editor-in-Chief of Data & Policy, an open access journal of Cambridge University Press; the research director of the MacArthur Research Network on Opening Governance; President of the Data for Children Collaborative with Unicef; and member of the European Commission High Level Expert Group on Business-to-Business Data Sharing.
He is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT), Yale University, Central European University and sits on numerous (advisory) boards including Sparks and Honey, Center for Media, Data and Society, among others. He is also the founder and chief curator of The Living Library.
In 2018, he was recognized as one of the top 10 most influential digital government academics in the world (as part of the Digital Government Top 100) by the global political platform Apolitical.