Alumni Distinguished Leadership Award
Dr. Frank Wood ’92 is an accomplished entrepreneur, computer scientist, statistician, and educator. Dr. Wood is an assistant professor of statistics at Columbia University and an award-winning researcher in the field of statistical machine learning. He conducts research at the intersection of neuroscience, computer science, statistics, and cognitive psychology; with a current focus on models of natural language and algorithms for lossless compression that shed light on the path towards artificial intelligence. He has founded two companies, Betacular, Ltd., a London-based predictive markets software company and ToFish!, Inc., a Washington, DC-based content-based image retrieval company which was acquired by AOL. Dr. Wood earned a B.S. degree in Computer Science from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Brown University.
Wood, Frank '92, "Recipient of the 2011 Alumni Distinguished Leadership Award" (2011). Alumni Distinguished Leadership Award. 13.