Cornell Professor Daniel Huttenlocher to Serve on MacArthur Foundation Board
January 7, 2010 | Press Release

Daniel Huttenlocher, Dean of Computing and Information Science at Cornell University, has been named to serve on the Board of Directors of the MacArthur Foundation.

“Dan Huttenlocher will be a tremendous asset to the MacArthur Board,” said Robert Denham, Chairman of the Board and an attorney with the law firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson. “His broad expertise in technology, his interest in global affairs, and his familiarity with Chicago and with MacArthur will help inform greatly the work of the Board.”

Dr. Huttenlocher is the John P. and Rilla Neafsey Professor of Computing, Information Science and Business at Cornell, where he holds a joint appointment in the Computer Science Department and the Johnson Graduate School of Management. His research interests include computer vision, social and information networks, collaboration tools, geometric algorithms, financial trading systems, and IT strategy. Most recently, he has conducted research on computer vision, large-scale social networks in cyberspace, and autonomous vehicles.

Dr. Huttenlocher holds 24 U.S. patents and has published more than 75 technical papers. He previously served on MacArthur’s Science Advisory Committee. And he grew up in Chicago, where MacArthur is headquartered.

“Technology impacts MacArthur’s grantmaking across many fields – from the effect of digital media on kids and learning to new tools that promise to enhance conservation and security around the globe,” said MacArthur President Robert Gallucci. “With his knowledge and deep experience, Dan Huttenlocher will help the Foundation understand technology and ensure that we continue to direct our grantmaking to support creative ideas and to have significant impact in all we do.”

Dr. Huttenlocher has received numerous awards for his teaching and research, including being named Presidential Young Investigator in 1990, New York State Professor of the Year in 1993, Stephen H. Weiss Fellow in 1996, and Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery in 2007. In 1998-99, he chaired the Cornell Task Force on Computing and Information Science, which led to the creation of the Faculty of Computing and Information Science. He spent more than a decade at Xerox PARC directing work that led to the ISO JBIG2 image-compression standard.

Dr. Huttenlocher received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and his Master’s and Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a board member and former chief technical officer of Intelligent Markets, a provider of advanced trading systems on Wall Street.

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