Dean and Vice Provost
Daniel Huttenlocher is the founding dean and vice provost of Cornell Tech. As dean, he has overall responsibility for programmatic aspects of the new campus, including the academic quality and direction of the campus’ degree programs and research. Working with both internal and external stakeholders, he is developing strategic plans for the most effective ways of collaborating with companies and early stage investors in New York City as well as overseeing the faculty recruitment and entrepreneurial initiatives of the campus. Huttenlocher has both academic and industry background. He was employed at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center and served as CTO of Intelligent Markets, as well as being a faculty member at Cornell for two decades. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and both his master’s and doctorate from MIT. He currently serves as a trustee of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.