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Alex Wade

  • Technical Program Manager
  • Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
  • 13PublicationsNumber of items in Alex's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 64Followers

Recent publications

  • Chemistry Add-in for Word

    • Townsend J
    • Murray-Rust P
    • Downing J
    • et al.
  • Enhancing Research Publication using Rich Interactive Narratives

    • Takeda K
    • Keay S
    • Earl G
    • et al.

Professional experience

Technical Program Manager

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

June 2017 - Present

Technical Program Manager

September 2016 - June 2017(9 months)

Director - Scholarly Communication

Microsoft Research

April 2008 - September 2016(8 years)

Senior Program Manager (Windows Search)

Microsoft Corporation

February 2005 - April 2008(3 years)



University of Washington

July 1993 - June 1996(3 years)

BA - Philosophy

University of California - Berkeley

September 1984 - August 1988(4 years)


Alex Wade leads the Data Platform team for at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Previously, Director of Scholarly Communications at Microsoft Research, and program manager for Microsoft Academic, involving aspects of knowledge acquisition, knowledge representation, intentionality, dialog systems, semantic search and intelligent agents. Alex holds a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy from U.C. Berkeley, and a Masters of Librarianship degree from the University of Washington. During his career at Microsoft, Alex managed Microsoft’s internal corporate search and taxonomy management services, has worked on Windows Search for multiple Windows OS releases, and has implemented an Open Access policy governing Microsoft Research’s scholarly output. Prior to joining Microsoft, Alex worked in the library systems of the University of Washington, the University of Michigan and the University of California at Berkeley.


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