Anne Dinning joined the D.E. Shaw group in 1990, after receiving a Ph.D. in computer science from New York University's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, where she won the Harold Grad Memorial Prize for Outstanding Ph.D. Candidate. From 1995 until her retirement in 1999, she was the managing director responsible for the firm's worldwide asset management activities (including the equity and equity-linked strategies and fixed income-related strategies), as well as for the management of an international broker dealer business based in London in 1996. In August 2002, Dr. Dinning rejoined the D.E. Shaw group as a managing director. She is a member of the executive committee of D.E. Shaw & Co., L.P. and D.E. Shaw & Co., L.L.C., in which capacity she jointly supervises the D.E. Shaw group's worldwide asset management business. She serves as chief investment officer of D.E. Shaw Investment Management, L.L.C and is a member of that entity's executive committee, as well as of the D.E. Shaw group's private equity and real estate investment committees. Dr. Dinning is a member of the Asset Managers' Committee of the President's Working Group on Financial Markets. She was the 2006 recipient of the Industry Leadership Award presented by 100 Women in Hedge Funds, an organization committed to the professional advancement of women in the alternative investment industry.