Alfred serves as an advisor to Two Sigma Ventures, providing strategic guidance to the firm’s leadership and expert advice to our portfolio companies. As Two Sigma’s Chief Technology officer, Alfred provides valuable connections between the Two Sigma engineering organization and the Two Sigma Ventures team and our portfolio companies.
Alfred joined Two Sigma in 2015 as Chief Technology Officer. His career has led him from innovation in large scale, networked computing systems (at Stanford, CMU, and his company, Transarc) to broad research leadership: eight years leading Google Research and five years leading IBM Software Research. Recently, Alfred has lectured widely on the growing importance of computer science across all disciplines (CS+X) and on the Societal Implications of Data Science. He received an AB in Applied Mathematics from Harvard and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford. He is a Fellow of the ACM and IEEE, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Alfred won the 2001 IEEE Kanai Award for Distributed Computing and was co-awarded the 2016 ACM Software Systems Award.