The Institute for Advanced Study has appointed Mark Heising to its Board of Trustees, effective October 28, 2017.
Mark Heising is founder and managing director of Medley Partners, an investment firm established in 2004 and located in San Francisco, California. Previously, Heising worked as a chip design engineer and subsequently founded VLSI Cores, which designed and licensed cryptographic integrated circuits. He holds six U.S. Patents in cryptography, compression, and data communications.
Heising serves as director for Lam Aviation, Sion Power, Siva Power, and Nucleus Scientific. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Bipartisan Policy Center, the Environmental Defense Fund, and the Heising-Simons Foundation. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physics and a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering and computer science, both from the University of California, Berkeley.