Jeremy Wertheimer EE'82

Jeremy WertheimerJeremy Wertheimer EE'82 founded and served as the CEO of ITA Software, a 400-person software company based in Cambridge, MA, that powers the airfare searches on the websites of American Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, et al. Google acquired ITA Software in 2011. Jeremy was VP Engineering at Google from 2011 to 2019. He is currently the CEO of Biological Engineering Ventures, a biotech incubator, and a visiting scientist at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. He received a  BE in Electrical Engineering from Cooper Union in 1982, an SM from MIT in Computer Science, and a PhD from MIT in Artificial Intelligence, with a minor in Neuroscience.

Role: Trustee
Elected to the Board: December 2012
Class Term: 2020
Term Limit: 2020

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.