Andreas Weigend

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Andreas S. Weigend
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Born1961 (age 57–58)
ResidenceSan Francisco Bay Area
NationalityGerman, American
Alma materUniversity of Bonn
Stanford University
Scientific career
FieldsComputer Science
InstitutionsStanford University, University of California at Berkeley, Tsinghua UniversityCheung Kong Graduate School of Business and Fudan
Doctoral advisorDavid Rumelhart

Andreas Sebastian Weigend (born 1961) is the former Chief Scientist of Amazon.com and the author of the book Data for the People (Basic Books, 2017). He is a member of Germany’s Digital Council "Digitalrat".

He teaches the course "Social Data Revolution" on applications of predictive analytics and the impact of big data and artificial intelligence on individuals, business and society at the University of California at Berkeley and at Fudan in Shanghai. He has advised several startup companies and consulted for various others.

Weigend studied physics and philosophy at the University of Bonn and received a PhD in Physics from Stanford University in 1991.

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