Stuart Feldman

Stuart Feldman is now head of Schmidt Sciences at the foundation Schmidt Philanthropies. He is responsible for defining strategies, initiating programs and managing grants in science-related areas.

Before that, as Google's vice president of engineering, he was responsible for the health and productivity of Google’s engineering offices in the eastern part of the Americas, Asia, and Australia and also had executive responsibility for a number of Google products. 

Prior to that, Feldman served as Vice President for Internet Technology and was responsible for IBM strategies, standards, and policies relating to the future of the Internet, and managed a department that created experimental Internet-based applications. Earlier, he was the founding Director of IBM’s Institute for Advanced Commerce, which was dedicated to creating intellectual leadership in e-commerce.

Before joining IBM in mid-1995, he was a computer science researcher at Bell Labs and a research manager at Bellcore (now Telcordia). In addition, he was the creator of Make as well as the architect for a large new line of software products at Bellcore.

Feldman did his academic work in astrophysics and mathematics and earned his AB at Princeton and his PhD at MIT. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Mathematics by the University of Waterloo in 2010. He is former President of ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) and member of the board of directors of the AACSB (Association to Advanced Collegiate Schools of Business). He received the 2003 ACM Software System Award. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, of the ACM, and of the AAAS and serves on a number of government advisory committees.