Zeev Wurman (19502023) was a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute from 2021 until his death in 2023 (obituary). He was Chief Software Architect with MonolithIC 3D Inc., and had over 30 years of experience in developing algorithms, CAD software, and hardware and software architectures. He had been a senior policy adviser with the Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development at the U.S. Department of Education.
He was also a Senior Fellow with the American Principles Project and throughout the development of the Common Core national curriculum-content standards in 2009-2010, he analyzed the mathematics drafts for the Pioneer Institute and for the State of California. In the summer of 2010, he served on the California Academic Content Standards Commission that evaluated the suitability of the Common Core standards for California.
He held over 40 U.S. patents and earned his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, in Haifa, Israel.