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Danny Hillis

AKA William Daniel Hillis

Born: 25-Sep-1956
Birthplace: Baltimore, MD

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Co-Founder, Thinking Machines

Wife: Pati (twin sons, one daughter)
Son: Asa (twin)
Son: Noah (twin)
Daughter: India

    University: BS Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1978)
    University: MS EECS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1981)
    University: PhD EECS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1988)
    Administrator: Science Board, Santa Fe Institute
    Administrator: Advisory Board, Institute for Biospheric Studies, Yale University

    Metaweb Technologies, Inc. Co-Founder (2005-)
    Applied Minds, Inc. (2000-)
    Disney (-2000)
    Thinking Machines Co-Founder (1983-95)
    Member of the Board of Metaweb Technologies, Inc.
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    Association for Computing Machinery
    Long Now Foundation Co-Chairman
    National Academy of Engineering
    Wikimedia Foundation Advisory Board
    World Technology Network
    Dan David Prize 2002

Author of books:
The Pattern On The Stone: The Simple Ideas That Make Computers Work (1998, nonfiction)


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