Ramez Naam
Author; Computer Scientist; and Energy & Environmental Systems Faculty, Singularity University

Ramez Naam is a computer scientist and award-winning author. He's written five books, including the science-fiction novel Nexus and the nonfiction The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet, which charts a course to innovate our way past challenges in energy, food, water, and climate. Ramez's novels have won the Prometheus and Endeavour awards, been listed as an NPR Best Book of the Year, and been shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke award.

Before turning to writing, Ramez spent 13 years at Microsoft, where he played leadership roles on early versions of Outlook, Internet Explorer, and Bing, leading teams working on machine learning, information retrieval, and Internet scale systems.

Ramez teaches on innovation, environment, and energy at Singularity University at NASA Ames. His work has appeared in or been quoted in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Economist, the Atlantic, Slate, Bloomberg Businessweek, Discover, Wired, and Scientific American. He has appeared on MSNBC and Yahoo Finance and has spoken on energy, climate, and resource issues on four continents, from Istanbul to Shenzhen; from Buenos Aires to Washington, DC.

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