David SiegelChairman, Compensation and Personnel Committee
David Siegel is Co-Chairman and Co-Founder of Two Sigma. David is a computer scientist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist.
Inspired by 2001: A Space Odyssey, David was drawn to computer science at a young age and developed a deep interest in programming. This interest sparked a life-long passion for building intelligent computational systems, reflecting the belief in technology’s potential to improve virtually every human endeavor.
After graduating from Princeton, David received a PhD in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he conducted research at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.
David’s philanthropic efforts underscore his conviction that education, science, and technology are the keys to a better world. He sits on the board of organizations that promote this conviction, including the MIT Corporation, Cornell Tech, Carnegie Hall, the Scratch Foundation (which he co-founded), and Stanford’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society.
David is a Founding Advisor of the MIT Intelligence Quest, an initiative to discover the foundations of human intelligence and drive the development of technological tools that can positively influence society.
In 2017, David was honored to receive the Academy of Achievement’ Golden Plate Award for being a pioneer in technology and investment management.