Two Sigma Hires Google's Spector as Chief Technology Officer

  • Spector was involved in machine learning group at Google
  • Has a doctorate in computer science from Stanford University

Two Sigma Investments, a $28 billion quantitative hedge fund, hired Google Inc.’s Alfred Spector as chief technology officer.

Spector will also be head of the engineering organization, Two Sigma said in a statement on Thursday in New York.

Spector spent almost eight years at Google as vice president of research and special initiatives, a group that focused on technologies such as machine learning, speech recognition, and translation, according to the release. He had previously worked at International Business Machines Corp., including as vice president of strategy and technology for the firm’s software group.

Spector was an associate professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University and has a Ph.D. in computer science from Stanford University.

Two Sigma, based in New York, was founded in 2001 by David Siegel, the former chief technology officer at Tudor Investment Corp., and John Overdeck from D.E. Shaw & Co., who was an International Mathematics Olympiad silver medalist.

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