Dr. Daniel P. Huttenlocher is the founding dean of Cornell Tech, Cornell University's new campus in New York City focused on developing pioneering leaders and technologies for the digital age. He led Cornell's winning bid in the international Applied Scieneces Competition in 2011 that resulted in the creation of the new campus. Dr. Huttenlocher is a renowed computer science researcher and educator, and a prolific inventor with two dozen US patents. He has held leadership positions in academia, corporations, startups, and the philanthropic sector, In addition to the positions as a professor and dean at Cornell he has served as Chief Technology Officer at Intelligent Markets, Inc., and as a principal scientist and member of the senior leadership team at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center. He currently serves as a Director of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and of Corning, Inc.
Dr. Huttenlocher holds a PhD in computer science and a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Computer Science and Psychology from the University of Michigan.