Founder & CTO of Fluidinfo
Terry Jones is a Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Fluidinfo, a New York based start-up aiming to bring about a fundamental change in how people work with information by building FluidDB, a new kind of online “cloud” database. Previously, from March 2006 to April 2012 Terry was Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Fluidinfo. Prior to Fluidinfo, from August 2004 to August 2007 Tery was a research associate (i.e., postdoc) in the Department of Zoology at the University of Cambridge (UK). From 2004 to 2006 Tery was a part-time professor in the Department of Technology (more or less Computer Science) at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. Terry taught the first-year Ph.D. class on Theory and Algorithms. Prior to Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Terry was the Chief Technical Officer, acting Chief Operating Officer, and a board member of Eatoni Ergonomics Inc. in New York during 2000-2004. From 1998 to 1999, Terry was a postdoc at the University of California, San Diego in the Department of Cognitive Science, supervised by Jim Hollan in the Distributed Cognition and Human Computer Interaction Laboratory. From 1996 to 1998, Terry owned and ran Teclata in Barcelona. Teclata was a small web design and ISP company that Terry co-founded with Ana Mosterín in March 1996. Terry did many things: running the company in general, financing, marketing, pricing, strategy, sub-leasing bandwidth, supporting co-located servers, and hiring. Terry looked after or organized all technical needs: running the web server; generating HTML; writing CGI programs; network security, kernels, PPP, ISDN, FTP, sendmail, pop, named, intranet, a modem pool, etc. In 1998 they sold Teclata to Filnet so Terry could move to UCSD to pursue more research work. Terry was the Chief Knowledge Engineer for Chiliad, an internet publishing company they launched at the Frankfurt Book Fair in October 1997. Chiliad was based in San Francisco, London and Aix en Provence, with development mainly done in Teclata’s offices in Barcelona. Chiliad is now based in Massachusetts. Terry was responsible for the design and development of Chiliad’s original product, a networked modular content and authoring system. Terry also evaluated, integrated and customized third-party search engine software, and maintained the company web site. Terry was a visiting professor in the Dipartimento di Economia Politica at the Università di Modena, Italy. Terry gave two special short courses (8 ninety minute lectures) on Evolutionary Computation in April 1996 and May 1997. Terry worked as an occasional internet proxy and security consultant for the Junkbusters Corporation in New Jersey. Terry provided low-level advice on HTTP proxy deployment and participated in the design and coding of the Internet Junkbuster, an HTTP proxy for web browsing with a variety of privacy options, including cookie removal, advertisement blocking, customized browser identifiers, and referrer settings. Terry earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of New Mexico (1994-1998) with a dissertation on evolutionary computation, fitness landscapes and search, an M.Math from the University of Waterloo (1986-1989) and a B.Sc. (hons) in Computer Science from Sydney University (1982-1985).
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About Fluidinfo: Fluidinfo makes data social within organizations, creating a place for discovery and innovation.