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Brown University, BS 2003
Computer Science / Mathematics

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Ben Finkel

Ben Finkel founded and served as the CEO of–a Q&A site focused on getting fast answer to the right people. In December of 2010, Fluther was acquired by Twitter, where Ben now works.

His background is in CS / math (which he studied at Brown University). His honors thesis was in the field of graph drawing, and was published in 2004 Journal of Graph Drawing. After Brown, he worked at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, developing algorithms in the Space Control Systems group.

In 2005, he moved to San Francisco, with the goal of starting his first company, which was Fluther.

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