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Fred Stutzman is founder and CEO of Freedom, a platform that increases productivity and wellbeing by reducing digital distractions. Previously, he was co-founder of ClaimID.com and a faculty member and researcher at UNC-Chapel Hill and Carnegie Mellon University. He holds a Ph.D. in Information Science, a graduate certificate in quantitative research, and a B.A. in Economics. Currently, he serves on the Board of Visitors at UNC’s School of Information and Library Science, and is an Adams Apprentice mentor at UNC's Kenan Flagler School of Business.

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Fred Stutzman is founder and CEO of Freedom, a platform that increases productivity and wellbeing by reducing digital distractions. Previously, he was co-founder of ClaimID.com and a faculty member and researcher at UNC-Chapel Hill and Carnegie Mellon University. He holds a Ph.D. in Information Science, a graduate certificate in quantitative research, and a B.A. in Economics. Currently, he serves on the Board of Visitors at UNC’s School of Information and Library Science, and is an Adams Apprentice mentor at UNC's Kenan Flagler School of Business.

Fred's work focuses on studying and building systems to support the complex interactions that people have with technology at scale. To that extent, his work covers diverse areas such as privacy, productivity, technology policy, and user interfaces. His research has been published in venues such as the ACM Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (CHI), the International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM), the Journal of Privacy and Confidentiality, and the California and Washington Law Reviews.

Fred's products have been used by millions of individuals. His products and research have been covered by top media organizations including the New York Times, NPR, The New Yorker, Economist, New York Times Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, USA Today, Washington Post, Wired, Newsweek, Slate, Salon and InStyle Magazine.

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I serve as an advisor a number of grant-funded projects - which requires resume/curriculum vitae. Please find these below. For my most up-to-date info, it's best to connect to me through LinkedIn.