Chairman and Co-Founder, Applied Minds, LLC
Danny Hillis is chairman and co-founder of Applied Minds, LLC. Previously, Hillis was vice president and Disney Fellow, Research and Development at Walt Disney Imagineering, and a co-founder of Thinking Machines Corp.
Hillis is an inventor, scientist, author and engineer. While completing his PhD at MIT, he pioneered the concept of parallel computers that is now the basis for most supercomputers, as well as the RAID disk array technology used to store large databases. He holds more than 200 U.S. patents, and is the designer of a 10,000-year mechanical clock.
Hillis is also co-chairman of The Long Now Foundation, Judge Widney professor of engineering and medicine of the University of Southern California, and serves on the board of the Hertz Foundation. He is a Fellow of the Association of Computing Machinery, of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the International Leadership Forum, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
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