A two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, Dr. Wilson has authored over 20 books and hundreds of technical papers. He was born on June 10, 1929 and is usually cited as E. O. Wilson. Dr. Wilson is an American biologist, researcher (sociobiology, biodiversity, island biogeography), theorist (consilience, biophilia), naturalist (conservationist) and author. His biological specialty is myrmecology, the scientific study of ants, on which he is considered to be the world's leading expert. He has discovered hundreds of new species of ants during his lifetime. Arguably one of the most famous, respected and trusted scientists in the world, Dr. Wilson continues to lead an intensely active life as a researcher, theorist and passionate naturalist. In 2009 Dr. Wilson agreed to have an award named after him to be presented by the American Computer Museum and Montana State University to scientific, technical and literary pioneers who have made significant contributions to the understanding and preservation of the biodiversity of life on Earth. Whenever possible, Dr. Wilson participates in the museum’s awards ceremonies to personally present the The Edward O. Wilson Biodiversity
Technology Pioneer Awards.