Dr. Eric Schmidt is the Founder and President of Schmidt Ocean Institute.  Dr. Schmidt also serves as an Executive Chairman of Google Inc.  He is a member of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology and the Prime Minister’s Advisory Council in the U.K. He was also elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2006 and inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as a fellow in 2007. He also chairs the board of the New America Foundation, and since 2008 has been a trustee of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey.