Dan Huttenlocher is the inaugural dean of the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing and is the Henry Ellis Warren (1894) Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He is Chair of the Jameel Clinic along with Phillip A. Sharp.
Previously he helped found Cornell Tech, the digital technology-oriented graduate school created by Cornell University in New York City, and served as its first Dean and Vice Provost.
His research and teaching have been recognized by a number of awards including ACM Fellow and CASE Professor of the Year. He has a mix of academic and industry background, having been a Computer Science faculty member at Cornell, researcher and manager at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), and CTO of a fintech startup.
Huttenlocher is an internationally recognized researcher in computer vision and the analysis of social media. His book, “The Age of AI: And Our Human Future,” co-authored with Henry Kissinger and Eric Schmidt, was published by Little, Brown in November 2021. He served as a member and as the chair of the board of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and currently serves as a member of the boards of Corning Inc. and Amazon.com.
He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, and master’s and doctorate from MIT.