School of Engineering welcomes Thomas Tull as Visiting Innovation Scholar. MIT

Leading visionary entrepreneur and investor Thomas Tull has been appointed a School of Engineering, Innovation Scholar effective April 1.

Throughout his career, Tull has leveraged the power of technology, artificial intelligence, and data science to disrupt and revolutionize various industries. Today, as founder, president and CEO of Tulco LLC, a privately held holding company, he seeks to partner with companies employing cutting-edge ideas in industries that are established but often underfunded and under-innovated. Huh. Tulco, led by Tull, has deployed proprietary technology, including new methods in data generation and deep learning, to help companies realize their ideas and facilitate industry-leading change.

Tull’s practical approach includes not only data science and analytical tools, but also close partnerships with business leaders. Tull’s success has been focused on the incorporation of transformative technology into business practices, as well as its social impact and human interface.

As part of his role in the School of Engineering, Tull will focus on how cutting-edge programs centered around AI, quantum computing and semiconductors can be used for the greater good, while likewise embracing emerging technologies. Helps to advance the role of the humanities in developing and leaders. Tull will also engage with students, faculty and staff through a variety of activities, including seminars and speaking engagements, and serve as the Dean’s strategic advisor on various initiatives.

“Thomas is an incredible advocate and ambassador for innovation and technology,” says Anantha Chandrakasan, dean of the MIT School of Engineering and the Vannevar Bush Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. “His commitment to these fields and the impact on so many industries has been impressive, and we are thrilled that he will be joining us to drive innovation across the school.”

Prior to starting Tulco, Tull was the founder and CEO of the film company Legendary Entertainment, which he started in 2004, producing “The Dark Knight” trilogy, “300,” “The Hangover” franchise, and several blockbuster films. went. Other. In Legendary, Tull deploys sophisticated and innovative AI, machine learning and data analytics to enhance the commercial success of its films in the company, forever changing how films are marketed.

“Technological advancement is essential to our future and MIT is one of the leaders committed to exploring new frontiers and the latest technologies to continue to create the next generation of cutting-edge innovation,” Tull says. “I have always greatly admired the work of MIT and the School of Engineering on this front and it is an honor to be invited to contribute to this wonderful institution. I look forward to working with the school next year.”

Tull is also an active supporter of philanthropic causes that support education, medical and scientific research and conservation through the Tull Family Foundation. He is a member of the MIT School of Engineering Deans’ Advisory Council, and is a trustee of Carnegie Mellon University, Yellowstone Forever, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, and the Smithsonian Institution. Tull is also part of the Pittsburgh Steelers ownership group and owns a farm in Pittsburgh where he has implemented the use of robotics, drones, analytics, and other advanced technologies to increase the yield of high-quality natural foods.

Tull received a bachelor’s degree from Hamilton College and lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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