Dr. Gísli Hjálmtýsson has over 20 years of experience as an innovator, entrepreneur and manager. He joins Thule Investments from Reykjavík University where he was Dean of Computer Science and Engineering. Prior to that Dr. Hjálmtýsson was a Chief Technology Officer and fund manager at AVX-e.com, a PA based venture capital group focusing on Internet related opportunities. Before joining AVX, Dr. Hjálmtýsson conducted research on the Internet and novel network services, joining AT&T Research at Bell Laboratories in 1995, later AT&T Research at AT&T Shannon Laboratories most recently promoted to a Technology Consultant. Dr. Hjálmtýsson has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of California at Santa Barbara. He has held positions on the faculty of Columbia University, University of Iceland and currently is a Professor at Reykjavík University. In 1993 Dr. Hjálmtýsson was a visiting research scientist at Telecom Research Laboratories, in Melbourne Australia for six months. He has been a co-recipient on significant grants from EC, NSF, DARPA, with leading researchers from MIT, Dartmouth College, Carnegie Mellon University, Princeton and more.
Dr. Gísli Hjálmtýsson has a BS degree in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from University of Rochester, (NY) and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Hjálmtýsson has been an invited speaker at numerous symposia, universities and leading companies. He has published over eighty papers, holds over twenty patents, and is a voting member of IEEE and ACM, and active in organizing professional conferences and serving on program committees.