Paul is a forecaster with over two decades experience exploring the dynamics of large-scale, long-term change. He teaches forecasting at Stanford University and chairs the Future Studies and Forecasting track at Singularity University. Paul is also a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council and a Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. Paul serves on a variety of not-for-profit boards including the Long Now Foundation, and the Bay Area Council Economic Institute. Paul’s essays have appeared in a wide range of publications including The Harvard Business Review, Fortune, Foreign Policy, Wired, The Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, The New York Times, and the Washington Post. Paul holds degrees from Harvard College, Cambridge University and Stanford University.
Atul leads the new UCSF Institute for Computational Health Sciences, effective April 1, 2015. In addition to his role at UCSF, Atul also has been named executive director of clinical informatics for UC Health Sciences and Services, which is developing and implementing a UC-wide data warehouse and analytic platform. Previously, Atul was Chief of the Division of Systems Medicine and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University. His research laboratory focuses on building and applying computational tools to convert hundreds of trillions of points of molecular, clinical and epidemiological data collected by researchers worldwide over the past decade, into new diagnostics, therapeutics and insights into both rare and common diseases.