Dr. Alexander D. Wissner-Gross
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Dr. Alexander D. Wissner-Gross is an award-winning computer scientist, entrepreneur, advisor, and investor. He serves as President and Chief Scientist of Gemedy and Managing Director of Reified and has taught at Harvard and MIT. He has received 128 major distinctions, authored 23 publications, been granted 26 issued, pending, and provisional patents, and founded, advised, and invested in more than 36 technology companies. 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 earn a triple major, with bachelor's degrees in Physics, Electrical Science and Engineering, and Mathematics, and graduated first in his class from the MIT School of Engineering with a Marshall Scholarship. 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 Foundation's Doctoral Thesis Prize. A thought leader in artificial intelligence and cyber-physical systems, he is a contributing author of the New York Times Science Bestseller, This Idea Must Die, and the Amazon #1 New Release, What to Think About Machines That Think. A popular TED speaker, his talks have been viewed more than 2 million times and translated into 27 languages. His work has been featured in more than 200 press outlets worldwide, including The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, CNN, USA Today, and Wired. [Download Full CV]
Joint sparsity-biased variational graph autoencoders
L. Lawley, W. Frey, P. Mullen, A. D. Wissner-Gross
Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation: Applications, Methodology, Technology 18, 239-246 (2021)
Tamper-proofing imagery from distributed sensors using learned blockchain consensus
A. D. Wissner-Gross, J. C. Willard, N. Weston
IEEE Applied Imagery and Pattern Recognition 2020, 1-4 (2021)
Computational reconstruction of electrocardiogram lead placement
A. D. Wissner-Gross, S. Kapa, J. Lee, D. Keenan, N. Drapeau, K. Londoner
Computing in Cardiology 2020, 1-3 (2020)
Adaptive online learning for human-robot teaming in dynamic environments
A. D. Wissner-Gross, N. Weston, M. Vindiola
IEEE Applied Imagery and Pattern Recognition 2019, 1-4 (2020)
Can general-purpose computers be constructed out of pure gravity?
A. D. Wissner-Gross
The Last Unknowns, 314 (ed., J. Brockman, 2019)
Datasets over algorithms
A. D. Wissner-Gross
Know This: Today's Most Interesting and Important Scientific Ideas, Discoveries, and Developments, 475-477 (ed. J. Brockman, 2017)
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)