Dr. James Simons serves as Chairman at Renaissance Technologies. Dr. James Simons is a Co-Founder and serves as Chairman of the Board at Simons Foundation. Simons holds a B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and won the American Mathematical Society's Veblen Prize for his work in geometry in 1975. He is a Trustee of the Stony Brook Foundation, The Rockefeller University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Brookhaven National Laboratory, the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute and the Institute for Advanced Study, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society. He is also an Angel Investor.