The THaW team is pleased to welcome Dr. Timothy Pierson as an affiliated faculty member. Tim is no stranger to THaW – he completed his PhD within the THaW project, publishing his work about systems named Wanda, SNAP, and CloseTalker.
Tim now serves as a Lecturer at Dartmouth College after completing a PhD in Computer Science in 2018. He previously spent more than 20 years working in strategy, technology, finance, and operations. He has led teams in a wide variety of organizations including: technology start-ups, hedge funds, management consulting, non-profits, and the military.
Tim’s PhD research focused on the privacy, security, and usability of wireless sensor networks. His work on a project called Wanda was featured in over 200 newspaper, radio and television stations, including the New York Times and the Washington Post.
Most recently before returning to school, Tim worked with a technology start-up where he developed and deployed 11,000 Internet of Things sensors in San Francisco to help the city manage traffic congestion and parking. Tim served on the firm’s Management Committee and was Chief Technology Officer.
Before the start-up, Tim was the Chief Technology Officer at Elliott Associates, one of the oldest and largest hedge funds in the world. There he led teams in New York, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo.
Prior to joining Elliott, Tim was a consultant at McKinsey & Company where he advised senior executives and helped craft the long-term strategic vision for companies in financial services, supply chain, energy, aviation, telecom, and retailing.
Before McKinsey & Company, Tim was Assistant Security Manager at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York where he managed projects and helped lead the Museum’s force of nearly 500 security guards that protect the multi-billion dollar art collection and ensure public safety.
Tim began his career in the US Air Force Special Operation Command where he conducted unconventional warfare operations around the world.
Tim holds a PhD in Computer Science as well as an MBA from Dartmouth College, and a BS in Computer Science from Michigan Tech.