October 4, 2016

Dean of Cornell Tech Joins Amazon’s Board of Directors

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Daniel Huttenlocher, Dean and Vice Provost of Cornell Tech, has joined the Board of Directors of Amazon, Inc.,  according to Reuters.

Huttenlocher received his Bachelor of Arts degree in computer science and psychology from the University of Michigan. He went on to receive his Master of Science in electrical engineering and computer science and his doctorate in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Huttenlocher then took a job as the Principal Scientist and Member of the Senior Leadership Team at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center and received the Excellence in Science and Technology Award, according to Huttenlocher’s Bloomberg biography. He also worked as Chief Technology Officer of Intelligent Markets and served as Vice President of Software Development at BuySideDirect, LLC.

In 1988, Huttenlocher began working at Cornell as a professor of computer science and technology management. With over 20 years of experience teaching at Cornell, he has received many distinguished teaching awards from the College of Engineering and the College of Arts and Sciences. He was named a Stephen H. Weiss Fellow at Cornell in 1996 and chaired the provost’s task force on Computing and Information, according to Bloomberg.

In 2012, Huttenlocher helped found Cornell Tech in New York City, a Cornell graduate program focused on applied technology. The campus represents a collaboration between Cornell University and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. Huttenlocher currently serves as the dean and vice provost of the campus.

According to the Cornell Tech website, not only is Huttenlocher a member of the Board of Directors of Amazon, Inc., he is also currently Director of Corning, Inc. and serves as on the Board of Directors of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. He also teaches courses related to computer science and business for the Johnson Graduate School of Management.

Huttenlocher currently holds 24 U.S. patents for his work in computer vision.