Dr. Alexander D. Wissner-Gross
Twitter: @alexwg Email: alexwg@post.harvard.edu
Dr. Alexander D. Wissner-Gross is an award-winning computer scientist, physicist, entrepreneur, investor, and author. He serves as President and Chief Scientist of Gemedy and holds academic appointments at Harvard and MIT. He has received 125 major distinctions, authored 18 publications, been granted 23 issued, pending, and provisional patents, and founded, managed, and advised 4 technology companies that were acquired for a combined value of over $600 million. In 1998 and 1999, respectively, he won the USA Computer Olympiad and the Intel Science Talent Search. In 2003, he became the last person in MIT history to receive a triple major, with bachelors in Physics, Electrical Science and Engineering, and Mathematics, while graduating first in his class from the MIT School of Engineering. In 2007, he completed his Ph.D. in Physics at Harvard, where his research on neuromorphic computing, machine learning, and programmable matter was awarded the Hertz Doctoral Thesis Prize. A thought leader in artificial intelligence, he is a contributing author of the New York Times Science Bestseller, This Idea Must Die, and the Amazon #1 New Release, What to Think About Machines That Think. A popular TED speaker, his talks have been viewed more than 2 million times and translated into 27 languages. His work has been featured in more than 200 press outlets worldwide including The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, CNN, USA Today, and Wired. Download Full CV »
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System and method for extracting and exploiting causal networks
A. D. Wissner-Gross, T. M. Sullivan
U.S. Provisional Patent Application 62/243,193 (2015)
Environmental footprint monitor for computer networks
A. D. Wissner-Gross, T. M. Sullivan
U.S. Patent 8,862,721 B2 (2014)
Identifying where to buy ingredients of a recipe
A. D. Wissner-Gross, et al.
U.S. Patent Application 14/289,412 (2014)
Providing an altered shopping experience in retail environments
A. D. Wissner-Gross, et al.
U.S. Patent Application 14/289,382 (2014)
Process for electromagnetic vitrification
A. D. Wissner-Gross
U.S. Provisional Patent Application 62/003,241 (2014)
System and method for relativistic statistical securities trading
C. E. Freer, A. D. Wissner-Gross
U.S. Patent 8,635,133 (2014)
Providing recreation and social activities in retail environments
A. D. Wissner-Gross, et al.
U.S. Patent Application 13/710,227 (2014)
Providing a proximity triggered response in a video display
A. D. Wissner-Gross, et al.
U.S. Patent Application 13/710,053 (2014)
In-store guidance systems and methods
A. D. Wissner-Gross, et al.
U.S. Patent Application 13/710,204 (2013)
Back-to-back video displays
A. D. Wissner-Gross, et al.
U.S. Patent Application 13/875,890 (2013)
Data exfiltration attack detection
A. D. Wissner-Gross, T. M. Sullivan
U.S. Provisional Patent Application 61/775,822 (2013)
In-room hospitality devices and systems
A. D. Wissner-Gross, et al.
U.S. Patent Application 13/770,841 (2013)
Causal entropy engine
A. D. Wissner-Gross
U.S. Provisional Patent Application 61/738,573 (2012)
User interface for accessing information about a retail store
A. D. Wissner-Gross, et al.
U.S. Patent Application 13/710,163 (2012)
Smart device location in retail environments
A. D. Wissner-Gross, et al.
U.S. Patent Application 13/710,126 (2012)
Human-based telerobotic and telepresence method
A. D. Wissner-Gross, T. M. Sullivan
U.S. Provisional Patent Application 61/705,657 (2012)
Method and apparatus for human-powered mobile visual search and feedback
A. D. Wissner-Gross, T. M. Sullivan
U.S. Patent 8,073,864 (2011)
System and method for electronically certifying relationships
A. D. Wissner-Gross, T. M. Sullivan
U.S. Provisional Patent Application 61/361,144 (2010)
Method for creating a topical reading list
A. D. Wissner-Gross
U.S. Patent 7,739,294 (2010)
Diamond stabilization of ice multilayers at human body temperature
A. D. Wissner-Gross, E. Kaxiras
U.S. Provisional Patent Application 61/053,737 (2008)
Multicolor symbology for remotely scannable codes
A. D. Wissner-Gross, T. M. Sullivan
U.S. Provisional Patent Application 60/918,736 (2007)
Method of robotic manipulation utilizing patterned granular motion
A. D. Wissner-Gross
U.S. Patent 6,335,059 (2002)
Robotic manipulation system utilizing patterned granular motion
A. D. Wissner-Gross
U.S. Patent 6,216,631 (2001)