Oren is the chief executive officer of the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence. He has been a professor at the University of Washington’s Computer Science department starting in 1991. Oren works with Madrona, Sequoia, Kleiner Perkins, and Two Sigma on the AI2 Incubator Fund for new AI startups.
He was also the founder or co-founder of several companies, including Farecast (sold to Microsoft in 2008) and Decide (sold to eBay in 2013), and the author of over 100 technical papers that have garnered roughly 20,000 citations.
Awards and recognition
Oren has received several awards, including GeekWire’s Hire of the Year (2014), Seattle’s Geek of the Year (2013), the Robert Engelmore Memorial Award (2007), the IJCAI Distinguished Paper Award (2005), AAAI Fellow (2003), and a National Young Investigator Award (1993).
Oren received his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University in 1991 and his bachelor’s from Harvard in 1986.