Dr. Alexander D. Wissner-Gross
Twitter: @alexwg Email: alexwg@post.harvard.edu
Dr. Alexander D. Wissner-Gross is an award-winning scientist, inventor, entrepreneur, and angel investor. He serves as President and Chief Scientist of Gemedy and holds academic appointments at the Harvard Institute for Applied Computational Science, the Harvard Innovation Lab, and the MIT Media Lab. He has received 123 major distinctions, authored 18 publications, been granted 23 issued, pending, and provisional patents, and founded, managed, and advised 7 technology companies, 3 of which have been acquired. In 1998 and 1999, respectively, he won the USA Computer Olympiad and the Intel Science Talent Search. In 2003, he became the last person in MIT history to receive a triple major, with bachelors in Physics, Electrical Science and Engineering, and Mathematics, while graduating first in his class from the MIT School of Engineering. In 2007, he completed his Ph.D. in Physics at Harvard, where his research on neuromorphic computing, machine learning, and programmable matter was awarded the Hertz Doctoral Thesis Prize. A popular TED speaker, his talks have been viewed almost 2 million times and translated into 27 languages. His work has also been featured in more than 180 press outlets worldwide including The New York Times, CNN, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, and BusinessWeek. Download Full CV »
Datasets over algorithms
A. D. Wissner-Gross
What Do You Consider The Most Interesting Recent Scientific News? (ed. J. Brockman, In Press, 2016)
Engines of freedom
A. D. Wissner-Gross
What To Think About Machines That Think: Today's Leading Thinkers On The Age Of Machine Intelligence, 418-420 (ed. J. Brockman, HarperCollins, 2015)
Intelligence as a property
A. D. Wissner-Gross
This Idea Must Die: Scientific Theories That Are Blocking Progress, 277 (ed. J. Brockman, HarperCollins, 2015)
Causal entropic forces
A. D. Wissner-Gross, C. E. Freer
Physical Review Letters 110, 168702 (2013) · Supplemental material · Demonstration video
Participatory telerobotics
A. D. Wissner-Gross, T. M. Sullivan
Proceedings of SPIE 8758, 87580O (2013)
Relativistic statistical arbitrage
A. D. Wissner-Gross, C. E. Freer
Physical Review E 82, 056104 (2010)
Dielectrophoretic architectures
A. D. Wissner-Gross
Bio-Inspired and Nanoscale Integrated Computing, 155-173 (ed. M. Eshaghian-Wilner, Wiley, 2009)
Intruder dynamics on vibrofluidized granular surfaces
A. D. Wissner-Gross
Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings 1152E, TT03-01 (2009)
Pattern formation without favored local interactions
A. D. Wissner-Gross
Journal of Cellular Automata 4, 27-36 (2008)
Multicolor symbology for remotely scannable 2D barcodes
A. D. Wissner-Gross, T. M. Sullivan
Proceedings of SPIE 6623, 662304 (2008)
Interrogating single molecules
L. Cong, A. D. Wissner-Gross
Recent Patents on Nanotechnology 2, 19-24 (2008)
Physically programmable surfaces
A. D. Wissner-Gross
Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Physics, Harvard University (2007)
Diamond stabilization of ice multilayers at human body temperature
A. D. Wissner-Gross, E. Kaxiras
Physical Review E Rapid Communications 76, 020501 (2007) · Demonstration video
Arrays of Cu(2+)-complexed organic clusters grown on gold nano dots
A. Hatzor-de Picciotto, A. D. Wissner-Gross, G. Lavallee, P. S. Weiss
Journal of Experimental Nanoscience 2, 3-11 (2007)
From codex to poster
A. D. Wissner-Gross, T. M. Sullivan
Library Journal 132, S12-S13 (2007)
Dielectrophoretic reconfiguration of nanowire interconnects
A. D. Wissner-Gross
Nanotechnology 17, 4986-4990 (2006)
Preparation of topical reading lists from the link structure of Wikipedia
A. D. Wissner-Gross
Proceedings of IEEE ICALT 6, 825-829 (2006)
People with disabilities
E. Wissner-Gross, A. D. Wissner-Gross
Journalism Across Cultures, 203-220 (ed. F. Cropp, Iowa State Press, 2003)