Daniel Huttenlocher is the inaugural dean of the MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing and is the Henry Ellis Warren (1894) Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
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.
He has been recognized for his research and teaching by a number of awards, including having been named a Association for Computing Machinery Fellow and a Council for Advancement and Support of Education Professor of the Year. He has a mix of academic and industry experience, having been a computer science faculty member at Cornell, researcher and manager at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, and chief technical officer 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 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 his master’s and doctorate from MIT.