Alexander Wissner-Gross

Alexander Wissner-Gross
Alexander Wissner-Gross
Scientist; Inventor; Entrepreneur; Investor

ALEXANDER D. WISSNER-GROSS is an award-winning scientist, inventor, entrepreneur, and investor. He serves as president and chief scientist of Gemedy, a leading intelligent systems company, and also holds academic appointments at the Harvard Institute for Applied Computational Science, the Harvard Innovation Lab, and the MIT Media Lab.

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 receive a triple major, with bachelors in Physics, Electrical Science and Engineering, and Mathematics, while graduating first in his class from the MIT School of Engineering. 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 Doctoral Thesis Prize.

His work has also been featured in more than 170 press outlets worldwide including The New York Times, CNN, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, and Businessweek.