Lilian Wu is a research scientist and the former Program Executive for Global University Programs, IBM Technology Strategy and Innovation. She received her PhD in Applied Mathematics from Cornell University and an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Marymount College. Her major research interests are analysis of technology-enabled and people-intensive complex systems, particularly in the services sector.
Wu is a member of the Board of Trustees of the New School University and Fordham University (NSF) in New York City, and the President’s Council of Olin College. She is also a member of several advisory committees for NSF, as well as Chair (Emeritus) of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine’s National Research Council Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine. Wu also served on President Clinton’s Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology.