The convergence of big data and machine learning is giving rise to a new computational social science. Dr. Sandy Pentland, Director of the MIT Connection Science and Human Dynamics labs, will describe some of the insights gained in the areas of collective action, management, and decision science, and how his group is integrating these insights into monitoring and shaping investment in support of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, and formulation of new privacy and security regulations in both the EU and US.