Todd Newman is a fellow with Sightline Institute studying municipal election timing. He is also a recently retired programmer.

Over the years, Todd has worked on spreadsheets, word processors, compilers, window systems, graphics drivers, color management, social media research, and business applications for virtual agents. He worked for Microsoft as his first job and again as his final job, as well as at DEC, Silicon Graphics, and Canon. Todd also served on the board of Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility, as the first Chair of the International Color Consortium, and as the first Director of the Image Technology division in the International Illumination Commission (CIE).

Todd has a bachelor’s in philosophy from Harvard. He reads everything from Herodotus to mysteries to municipal election code. He enjoys trying out recipes from the New York Times and now spends a remarkable amount of time playing with his dog, Izzy.

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