Faculty Directory

Dean Alderucci

Visiting Professor

Areas of Expertise

Machine learning and natural language processing, innovation strategy, technology law and policy


Business Applications of Natural Language Processing, AI for Managers


Dual PhD in computer science and in public policy, Carnegie Mellon University; MS in Computer Science, Columbia University; MS in operations research, Columbia University; LLM in innovation and information law, New York University School of Law; BS and MS in computer engineering, Boston University


During the year 2024 Dean Alderucci is serving Congress as a senior advisor for Artificial Intelligence for the Science, Space, and Technology Committee. He works with a bipartisan task force of 24 members of Congress who are developing strategies and legislative measures for AI policy. He is also the director of research for the Center for Artificial Intelligence and Patent Analysis at Carnegie Mellon University. His research involves extracting knowledge from the text of legal and other documents, and automating complex tasks performed by knowledge-intensive workers such as lawyers, regulators, and medical professionals. He also advises organizations on best practices for implementing machine learning and natural language processing technologies, and on creating AI tools customized to various business areas. Dean speaks frequently on applying AI, especially in legal and regulatory domains. He has taught graduate courses in innovation strategy, natural language processing, and intellectual property at the University of Chicago, New York University, and Carnegie Mellon University. He was previously COO & Chief IP counsel for a global financial services firm, and before that chief counsel for a business incubator. He is also a registered patent attorney, an inventor on over 300 granted US patents across a variety of technical fields, and a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.