Dr. Alexander D. Wissner-Gross
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Dr. Alexander D. Wissner-Gross is an award-winning computer scientist, entrepreneur, investor, and author. 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 24 issued, pending, and provisional patents, and founded, managed, and advised 7 technology companies with combined exits of over $600 million. 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 »
Publications
Patents
Companies
Talks
Press
TripleBlind, Inc.
Enterprise data privacy
Founding Advisory Board Member (2020-Present)
Reified, LLC
Research and development
Founder and Managing Director (2019-Present)
Gemedy, Inc.
Intelligent government systems
Founder, President, and Chief Scientist (2011-Present)
Hibernia Networks / Hibernia Atlantic U.S. LLC
Low-latency networking
Founding Advisory Board Member (2011-2012) · Acquired by GTT Communications Inc. [NYSE: GTT] for $607M (2017) · Now EXA Infrastructure (2021)
Global Green Consulting Group, Inc.
Data center management
Founding Advisory Board Member (2009-2011) · Acquired by Cloud Technology Partners, Inc. (2011) · Now Hewlett Packard Enterprise [NYSE: HPE] (2017)
Enernetics, Inc.
Web analytics
Founder and Board Member (2007-2016) · Acquired by Sustainable Travel International (2016)
Maxtile Holdings GP
Software incubator
Founder and Partner (2006-2011) · Acquired by Surf My Ads, Inc. (2007) and ISC / Mindhive Inc. (2011)