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 also the Founder of Renaissance Technologies. 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.