Daniel S. Weld

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Daniel Sabey Weld
Born (1960-09-13) September 13, 1960 (age 56)
Nationality United States
Fields Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence
Institutions University of Washington
Alma mater MIT
Yale University 1982[1]
Thesis Theories of Comparative Analysis (1988)
Doctoral advisor Tomás Lozano-Pérez[2]
Doctoral students J. Scott Penberthy, Franz Amador, Anthony Barrett, Keith Golden, Nick Kushmerick, Marc Friedman, Tessa Lau, Zachary Ives, Corin Anderson, Mausam, Krzysztof Gajos[2]
Known for automated planning and scheduling, software agents[3]

Daniel Sabey "Dan" Weld is the Thomas J. Cable/WRF Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington, where he does research in automated planning and scheduling, software agents, and Internet information extraction.[4] He is a venture partner at Madrona Venture Group, a Seattle-based venture capital firm.[5]

Weld was born in 1960 in Boston. He attended high school at Phillips Academy, earned bachelor's degrees in Computer Science and Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry (1982) from Yale University, and a master's degree (1984) and PhD (1988) in Computer Science from MIT.[1][6] He is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery[7] and Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence.[3]

Weld co-founded Netbot Incorporated (1996), which was acquired by Excite; AdRelevance (1998), which was acquired by Media Metrix and then by Nielsen NetRatings; and Nimble Technology (1999), which was acquired by Actuate.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Daniel S. Weld" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-11-12. 
  2. ^ a b "The Mathematics Genealogy Project". Retrieved 2008-11-12. 
  3. ^ a b "Elected AAAI Fellows". Retrieved 2008-11-12. 
  4. ^ Daniel S. Weld (2008-11-11). "Intelligence in Wikipedia". Retrieved 3 July 2009. 
  5. ^ "Dan Weld". Madrona. Retrieved 5 November 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Daniel S. Weld". Retrieved 2008-11-12. 
  7. ^ "ACM: Fellows Award/Daniel S Weld". Retrieved 2008-11-12. 

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