About ME

Professor of PRactice

Joined Clemson University - School of Computing in 2019

You can reach me at: mshue at clemson dot edu

Professional Summary:

As a professor of practice and executive director of Clemson's AI Research Institute for Science and Engineering (AIRISE), I leverage my deep industry experience to advance the research and education in artificial intelligence and cloud computing. With over 25 years of experience leading and scaling software development projects and teams, I have a proven track record of delivering innovative, reliable, and secure solutions for various domains and markets.

My mission is to foster a culture of excellence, collaboration, and impact in the School of Computing and Clemson's AIRISE. I work with faculty, students, and industry partners to create and deliver cutting-edge knowledge and applications in AI and cloud computing, addressing real-world challenges and opportunities. I also coach and mentor aspiring technology leaders and entrepreneurs, sharing my insights and lessons learned from being the former CTO at Morningstar and a venture partner at NextGen Venture Partners.

Early member of six successful venture-backed software startups, leading to three IPOs and three acquisitions.


Published articles on LinkedIn

AWS Summit Chicago '17

Trinity University 


George Mason University (Fairfax, VA) 

Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution

Master of Science Conflict Analysis and Resolution (2010)

Trinity University (San Antonio, TX) 

Bachelor of Science Computer Science (1981)

Professional Background

Clemson University (Clemson, SC)

Professor of Practice - School of Computing  September 2019 - Present

Executive Director - Clemson AI Institute for Science and Engineering (AIRISE)  July 2020 - Present

Member - Responsible and Ethical Conduct of Research (RECR) Advisory Group  May 2023 - Present

Prodify (Remote) https://www.prodify.group

Executive Coach (August 2019 - Present)

Working independently as well as with the great team at Prodify

FiscalNote (Washington, DC) https://fiscalnote.com

Advisory Board Member (August 2021 - Present)

Attune (formerly Senseware) (Vienna, VA) https://www.attuneiot.com

Advisory Board Member (February 2015 - Present)

NextGen Venture Partners (Washington, DC)

Venture Partner  December 2018 - Present

Morningstar (Chicago, IL) 

Technical Fellow  July 2018 – June 2019

Morningstar's independent research, ratings, and tools are helping people across the investing ecosystem write their own financial futures.

Chief Technology Officer  June 2016 – June 2018

Charged with Morningstar's technology vision and execution strategy.

Led and managed:

Completed planned leadership transition on July 1, 2018

Head of Morningstar Washington, DC  July 2014 – June 2019

Responsible for Morningstar's Washington, DC facility as a result of the acquisition of HelloWallet in 2014. Maintained this responsibility after being named Morningstar's Chief Technology Officer in 2016.

HelloWallet (Washington, DC)

Chief Technology Officer  March 2011 - June 2014

Hired, developed, and led software development, quality assurance (QA), infrastructure, and security teams to deliver award-winning web and mobile applications to democratize access to sound, independent financial guidance for all Americans.

Responsible for cybersecurity program reviewed, tested, and approved by cybersecurity teams from Fortune 500 companies including Allstate, Aon, GEICO, Google, Lockheed-Martin, United Technologies, and Wal-Mart.

Led technology/security due diligence efforts to support Morningstar's acquisition of HelloWallet in 2014.

Recognized by Bisnow and DCA-Live as one of Washington's Leading CIOs and CTOs in 2015.

Venture-backed startup acquired by Morningstar in 2014, divested to KeyBank in 2017.

Centrifuge Systems (McLean, VA)

Vice President, Engineering  November 2007 - February 2011

Built and led blended onshore/offshore (Romania) software development and QA teams to deliver web-based interactive data visualization products and solutions for government, intelligence, and private sector customers.

Responsible for all technology infrastructure and services.

Venture-backed startup acquired by Culmen International.

webs.com (Silver Spring, MD)

Vice President, Engineering  October 2006 - November 2007

Led design and software development teams for a leading website creation and hosting service, home to over 50 million personal and small business commerce websites.

Planned and executed the relocation of data center to Equinix world-class co-location facilities to support global expansion and network diversity, with no interruption in service.

Personally wrote webs.com's first Remote Publishing API to facilitate publishing to webs.com-hosted websites from owners, developers, and affiliates.

Venture-backed startup acquired by Vistaprint.

Independent Consultant (Reston, VA)

December 2005 - September 2006

webMethods (Fairfax, VA)

Vice President, Product Development  November 1997 - November 2005

Developed and managed the Office of the CTO

Senior Director, Advanced Technology Group  July 2003 - May 2005

Director, Advanced Technology Group  March 2001 - June 2003

Chief Architect - RosettaNet Consortium  February 2000 - February 2001

Engineering Manager, Integration Server  November 1997 - January 2000

Venture-backed startup, IPO, acquired by Software AG - 2007, then IBM - 2023

IPO February 2001 - 508% first-day gain, top 5 all-time.


Transaction Network Services, Inc. - Reston, VA (IPO, then private)

Systems Center, Inc. - Reston, VA (IPO, now part of Broadcom via Computer Associates)

3-Time Marine Corps Marathon Finisher

1989, 1999, 2009