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Richard H. Lampman

For Dick Lampman, the key to steering a world-leading industrial research establishment is to bet on people: maintain a strategic focus while making room for individual creativity.

As Senior Vice President for Research and Director of HP Labs, Hewlett-Packard's central research organization, Lampman oversees the activities in six research centers around the world, managing a research portfolio that runs the gamut from long-term fundamental breakthroughs in nanotechnology, through networking, security, digital photography and publishing, to economic modeling and service-oriented architectures.

The head of research for a world-leading multinational information technology corporation, Lampman is intimately concerned with questions of global competition, and he was a major force in establishing new branches of HP Labs in Bangalore and Beijing. He is also passionate about the need for research collaborations between industry and academia. He serves on advisory boards for the Georgia Institute of Technology and Carnegie Institute of Technology, and he championed the creation of the MIT-HP Alliance for Digital Information Systems, where he serves as HP's executive sponsor.

Lampman joined HP in 1971 and held a series of positions in HP's measurement and computing businesses before joining HP Labs in 1981. He became Director of the Measurement Systems Lab in 1986. From 1988 to 1992, he was Director of the Computer Systems Lab, where he managed the development of PA-Wide Word, the architecture that became the basis for the HP and Intel alliance to build a common 64-bit architecture, which resulted in the Intel Itanium® processor.

From 1992 to 1999, Lampman served as Director of HP Labs' worldwide Computer Research Center. Under his leadership, several key technologies were developed that launched new businesses for HP, including digital photography and e-speak, a platform for the brokering services over the Internet and the foundation for HP's e-services initiative. Lampman was named Director of HP Labs in 1999.

A native of San Francisco, Lampman holds bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

Lampman sits on the Board of Governors for EPCglobal, a worldwide federation developing a global standard for universal low-cost RFID (radio frequency identification), and is on the technical advisory committee of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. He represents HP on the executive board of the Bay Area Science Infrastructure Consortium, and is a member of the Silicon Valley Computer Science Research Directors, the Computing Research Association, the ACM, and the IEEE.