Daniel Huttenlocher, the inaugural dean of the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing and the Henry Ellis Warren (1894) Professor of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence and Decision-Making, came to MIT following a distinguished career at Cornell, where he was recognized for his outstanding teaching through multiple awards: the New York State Professor of the Year award, a Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow award (Cornell’s highest teaching honor), the Faculty of the Year award from Cornell’s Association of Computer Science Undergraduates, and other Outstanding Educator awards.
Huttenlocher joined the Cornell faculty in 1988, becoming a professor of computer science, Dean of Computing and Information Science, and, most recently, the Inaugural Dean and Vice Provost at Cornell Tech. He co-led a startup Intelligent Markets in the early 2000s and held a concurrent industry appointment at Xerox Parc during the 1990s.
His internationally recognized research focuses on computer vision and image processing. He also made early important contributions to the then-nascent field of social networks, media and social computing. His research has been recognized by several awards including the Longuet-Higgins Award for Fundamental Advances in Computer Vision, ACM Fellow, and other fellowships and awards from ACM, IEEE, and Phi Beta Kappa. Huttenlocher received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and master’s and PhD degrees from EECS, MIT.