Florence Hudson '80, MAE

Executive Director, Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub at Columbia University
Founder & CEO, FDHint, LLC
GradFUTURES Fellowship Sponsor

Florence Hudson is Executive Director of the Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub at Columbia University, and Founder & CEO of FDHint, LLC, a global advanced technology and diversity & inclusion consulting firm. She is the project leader for the COVID Information Commons (https://covidinfocommons.net) funded by NSF, providing an open resource for researchers around the world to explore research and enable collaboration to address the COVID-19 pandemic. She is a former IBM Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Internet2 Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, Special Advisor for the NSF Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, and aerospace engineer at NASA and Grumman. She Chairs the global IEEE/UL P2933 Working Group on Clinical IoT Data and Device Interoperability with TIPPSS – Trust, Identity, Privacy, Protection, Safety and Security, and has published books on TIPPSS. She serves on advisory boards for Princeton University, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Stony Brook University, Blockchain in Healthcare Today, the Neuroscience Outreach Network, and the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. She has a BSE in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University, and executive business education from Harvard and Columbia Universities.

Florence trained as a rocket scientist at Princeton, starting her career at NASA working on future missions around Jupiter. She has worked for industry at IBM, Government at NASA, not for profits at Internet2 and the Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub, and Academia at Columbia University. Always a Tiger first, she loves the many opportunities she has to collaborate with Princeton and support the students, staff and community. Princeton is the gift that keeps on giving, and begets Tigers who do the same.

"Federico d'Oleire Uquillas introduced me to the GradFUTURES program and I am looking forward to providing a fellowship opportunity at the Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub."

I have participated in the following GradFUTURES Programs: GradFUTURES Virtual Meetups and the GradFUTURES Fellowship Program

Yes, I am open to being contacted by a Princeton Graduate Student for an informational interview!