Stuart Feldman did his academic work in astrophysics and mathematics and earned his AB at Princeton and his PhD at MIT. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Mathematics by the University of Waterloo in 2010. He is former President of ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) and former member of the board of directors of the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). He received the 2003 ACM Software System Award. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, of the ACM, and of the AAAS. He serves on several diversity boards, university advisory boards, and has served on a number of government advisory committees, including both NSF and defense.
Feldman is currently Advisor to Schmidt Philanthropies, planning several new programs.
Before that he was Vice President – Engineering at Google and was the site lead for the large New York engineering office as well as having overall responsibility for the health and productivity of Google’s engineering offices in the eastern part of the Americas, Asia, and Australia and operational responsibility for several product lines.
Earlier, he worked at IBM as Vice President for Computer Science in IBM Research, where he drove the long-term and exploratory worldwide science strategy in computer science and related fields, Vice President for Internet Strategy where he was responsible for IBM’s strategies, standards and policies relating to the future of the Internet, and was the founding Director of IBM’s Institute for Advanced Commerce. He created a major research and engineering project along with a government agency that resulted in agency use as well as a new line of IBM products. Before joining IBM, he was a computer science researcher at Bell Labs and a research manager at Bellcore (later Telcordia). He was the creator of Make, author of the first Fortran 77 compiler, and the architect for a large new line of software products at Bellcore.