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CSE’s Dan Weld named UW Presidential Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellow

University of Washington President Michael Young has recognized 11 professors for their innovative spirit, naming them as Presidential Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellows.

The 11 new Fellows, who will serve two-year terms, were chosen for their abilities to turn research into products and therapies, initiate groundbreaking programs for commercialization, collaborate with industry, and share knowledge with other researchers.

Dan Weld, WRF / Thomas J. Cable Professor of Computer Science & Engineering, is one of the 11.  Dan’s superb research and teaching are complemented by a wide variety of entrepreneurial activities, including founding multiple companies and serving as a Venture Partner with Madrona Venture Group.

Adjunct Professor David Baker, whose collaborations with CSE include the breakthrough game Foldit for protein folding and protein structure calculation, also was included.

Last year – the first year of the Presidential Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellows Program – UW CSE’s Oren Etzioni and Yoky Matsuoka were named.  (Matsuoka was so darned entrepreneurial that she subsequently bolted for Nest, the “learning thermostat” startup.)

Read more here.

July 9, 2012