Academic advisory board

 

Dr. Robin Hanson

Dr. Robin Hanson is an associate professor of economics at George Mason University, a research associate at the Future of Humanity Institute of Oxford University, and chief scientist at Consensus Point.

After receiving his Ph.D. in social science from the California Institute of Technology in 1997, Dr. Hanson was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation health policy scholar at the University of California at Berkeley. In 1984, he received a masters in physics and a masters in the philosophy of science from the University of Chicago, and afterward spent nine years researching artificial intelligence, Bayesian statistics and hypertext publishing at Lockheed, NASA and independently.

Dr. Hanson authored articles that appeared in more than 70 publications, including Businessweek, Forbes and Wired.

He pioneered prediction markets since 1988. He was the first to write in detail about people creating and subsidizing markets in order to gain better estimates on those topics. He was a principal architect of the first internal corporate markets (Xanadu, 1990), of the first web markets (Foresight Exchange, 1994 to present) and of DARPA's Policy Analysis Market (2001 to 2003).

Dr. Hanson developed new technologies for conditional, combinatorial and intermediated trading, and has studied insider trading, manipulation and other foul play. He has widely written, spoken and been included in media stories on the application of idea futures to business and policy; also advising many public and private ventures.

 

Dr. Norm Miller

Dr. Norm Miller is a Professor of Real Estate at the University of San Diego, and he has written several papers about housing and the brokerage industry. For much of his academic career he was at the University of Cincinnati as Academic and Center Director.

He is active on the editorial board of several national/international journals and a past President of the American Real Estate Society. Known for his pioneering work on the economics of green and sustainable real estate, he edits the Journal of Sustainable Real Estate. His most recent book, “Commercial Real Estate Analysis and Investment,” is in its third edition and is the leading graduate real estate textbook in the world.

Dr. Miller is currently a Homer Hoyt Land Use Institute Faculty and Board member, where he is involved with some premier thought leaders among academics and industry professionals in a think tank setting. He also is on the advisory boards of Pathfinders, Measurabl and Verdani.

He worked as V.P. of Analytics at CoStar, and as a research principal with Collateral Analytics. He also has worked as an expert on several valuation disputes in behalf of local county governments.

Dr. Miller received his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University.

 

Dr. Chad Syverson

David Simons is a principal scientist at Adobe Systems in Dynamic Media Advanced Product Development. He co-founded The Company of Science & Art in 1990. CoSA created After Effects, and was acquired by Aldus Corporation in 1993 and merged with Adobe Systems in 1994. After Effects has become one of the top software applications for the visual effects and motion graphics industries, producing more than half a billion dollars in total revenue for Adobe since 1994. David served as the engineering manager for After Effects for fourteen years before moving into his current senior position at Adobe, leading the APD group in Seattle.

David has authored more than ten patents related to digital compositing and animation, and holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from Brown University.

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David Simons

David Simons is a principal scientist at Adobe Systems in Dynamic Media Advanced Product Development. He co-founded The Company of Science & Art in 1990. CoSA created After Effects, and was acquired by Aldus Corporation in 1993 and merged with Adobe Systems in 1994. After Effects has become one of the top software applications for the visual effects and motion graphics industries, producing more than half a billion dollars in total revenue for Adobe since 1994. David served as the engineering manager for After Effects for fourteen years before moving into his current senior position at Adobe, leading the APD group in Seattle.

David has authored more than ten patents related to digital compositing and animation, and holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from Brown University.