Eric Horvitz, Ph.D., MD Chief Scientific Officer, Microsoft Member, President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)

Eric Horvitz is Chief Scientific Officer at Microsoft. He leads strategic initiatives at the confluence of the sciences, technology, and society, including frontier efforts in AI and the biosciences. Dr. Horvitz is known for his research on AI theory and practice, including long-term contributions to biomedical informatics and the development and fielding of AI systems in medicine. He has been named a fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI), the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and the Association for the Advancement of AI (AAAI) and has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has been inducted to the SIGCHI Academy for contributions to principles and applications of human-AI interaction. He received the Feigenbaum Prize and the Allen Newell Prize for his fundamental contributions to the science and practice of AI. He serves on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) and has been an advisor to multiple national agencies including his service on the Advisory Board of the National Science Foundation and the Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine. He earned MD and PhD degrees from Stanford University. More information and publications are available at