William Humnicky

Executive Director

Drawing on his background in finance, management, and diplomacy, William led operations at the Simon Institute for the Theory of Computing at UC Berkeley. There, he expanded operations and adopted new technologies. Prior to joining the Simons Institute, William served as a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State at the U.S. embassies in Nepal, Ukraine, Zimbabwe, and Sri Lanka. As a diplomat, he designed programs and provided analyses which addressed societal issues such as poverty, health care, and human rights, particularly for marginalized communities.