Founder & Chief Technology Officer
Edward Jung founded Intellectual Ventures in 1999 after leaving Microsoft Corporation where he was chief architect and advisor to executive staff. At Intellectual Ventures, he also serves as the chief technology officer, setting strategic technology and new business models for the company.
At Microsoft, Mr. Jung managed projects relating to web platforms, semantic web technology, intelligent operating systems, adaptive user interfaces and artificial intelligence. He co-founded many Microsoft teams including Windows NT, Microsoft Research, mobile and consumer products, and web services. Before joining Microsoft in February 1990, Mr. Jung founded the Deep Thought Group, working on neural network chips for learning and parallel computation. His biomedical research work in the 1980s in protein structure and function was published in several journals including the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and the Journal of Biochemistry.
An avid inventor, Mr. Jung holds more than 500 patents worldwide and has over 1,200 patents pending. His inventions are in the areas of biomedicine, computing, networking, energy, and material sciences.
Mr. Jung has served as an advisor to Harvard Medical School, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the Institute for Systems Biology and consulted to the Asia Pacific Federation, the Aspen Institute, the China Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, and the World Health Organization.