Board of Directors

Guiding AI2

Each member of our Board of Directors brings unique expertise and depth of experience to help guide AI2’s institution-level goals and direction.

  • Photo of Ana Mari Cauce.Ana Mari CaucePresident of the University of Washington
  • Hope Cochran's Profile PhotoHope CochranManaging Director, Madrona Venture Group
  • Oren Etzioni's Profile PhotoOren EtzioniTechnical Director, AI2 Incubator
  • Managing Director (Vulcan Capital)Steve HallVenture Partner, Cercano Management
  • Chief Executive Officer (Vulcan Inc.)Bill Hilf (Chairman)Chief Executive Officer, Vulcan Inc.
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Chair in Computer Science & Engineering, Founding Director of UW's eScience InstituteEd LazowskaBill & Melinda Gates Chair in Computer Science & Engineering, UW Adjunct Professor of Oceanography, Senior Data Science Fellow at UW eScience Institute
  • Peter Lee's Profile PhotoPeter LeeCorporate Vice President, Microsoft Research & Incubations

Our Founder

Paul G. Allen launched the Allen Institute for AI in 2014 to explore critical questions in the field of AI. His philanthropy allows us to push the boundaries of fundamental AI research and to find high-impact ways to deploy these new technologies for the benefit of humanity.

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Paul Allen