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Richard DeMillo

Richard DeMillo is the Charlotte B. and Roger C. Warren Professor of Computing and Professor of Management, former John P. Imlay Dean of Computing, and Director of the Center for 21st Century Universities at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Author of over 100 articles, books, and patents, he has held academic positions at Purdue University, the University of Wisconsin, and the University of Padua. 

Mr. DeMillo has devoted his career to guiding large and small, public and private organizations through periods of sometimes tumultuous change. He was Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Hewlett-Packard with worldwide responsibility for technology and technology strategy.  He also directed the Computer and Computation Research Division of the National Science Foundation

He is the 2013 Lumina Foundation Inaugural Fellow which recognized his founding of the Center for 21st Century Universities as a “unique institution.” He is also a Fellow of both the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Association for Computing Machinery. He is the author of the influential 2011 book “Abelard to Apple: The Fate of American Colleges and Universities” which helped spark the national conversation about college affordability and an award-winning 2015 sequel entitled “Revolution in Higher Education: How a Small Band of Innovators will Make College Accessible and Affordable.” Both books were published by MIT Press.