Frank Moss
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Director, MIT Media Lab Professor of the Practice of Media Arts and Sciences Jerome B. Wiesner Professorship of Media Technology

Frank Moss has spent his career bringing innovative business technologies to market. Most recently, he co-founded and is on the board of Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Inc., an early-stage cancer-drug discovery company. In addition, he chaired the advisory council for the creation of the Systems Biology Department at Harvard Medical School, where he remains an advisor.

During his career in the computer and software industries, Moss served as CEO and chairman of Tivoli Systems Inc., which he took public in 1995 and subsequently merged with IBM in 1996. He co-founded several other companies, including Stellar Computer, Inc., a developer of graphic supercomputers; and Bowstreet, Inc., a pioneer in the emerging field of Web services.

He began his career at IBM's scientific center in Haifa, Israel, where he also taught at the Technion, Israel's Institute of Technology. He later held various research and management positions at IBM's Yorktown Heights (NY) Research Center, working on advanced development projects in the areas of networking and distributed computing; and executive management positions at Apollo Computer, Inc., and Lotus Development Corporation.

Moss is a member of the Advisory Council for the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Princeton University.

He received a B.S. in aerospace and mechanical sciences from Princeton University, and both his M.S. and Ph.D. in aeronautics and astronautics from MIT. His citations include Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year award and Forbes Magazine's "Leaders for Tomorrow."


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