Internet Pioneer David Reed Joins HP Labs
Networking Research Expected to Enhance HP Adaptive Enterprise Technologies
PALO ALTO, Calif., July 8, 2003 - HP (NYSE:HPQ) today announced
that David Reed, one of the pioneers of the Internet, has joined
Reed is recognized as a worldwide expert on networking and contributed
significantly to the TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet
Protocol) technology that underlies today's Internet and World Wide
"We're honored to add another one of the computer industry's
true luminaries to our team here at HP Labs," said Dick Lampman,
senior vice president, research, and director, HP Labs. "We
believe David's continuing work on networks will enhance the HP
Adaptive Enterprise architecture and lead to improved return on
information assets for our enterprise customers."
Reed has been named an HP Fellow, reporting to Patrick Scaglia,
vice president of the Internet and Computing Platforms Research
Center at HP Labs. He also will continue as adjunct professor in
the Viral Communications group at the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology (MIT) Media Lab, where HP is a major corporate sponsor.
Reed also will co-direct the MIT Communications Futures Program.
"David's deep knowledge of networking will be a tremendous
asset as we continue to develop adaptive enterprise technologies
that help our customers increase their business agility and utilization
of their IT resources," said Scaglia.
"I've had the chance to work closely with smart people from
HP Labs and HP, Compaq, and Digital many times during the last 25
years when I was at MIT, Software Arts, Lotus and Interval Research.
I've always respected HP's ability to transfer technology from the
Labs into the businesses," said Reed. "That's more true
today than ever before -- HP's enormous breadth and depth gives
it unique leverage to turn new ideas and research results into technologies
that really change the world. I'm really excited and inspired by
the opportunity to help invent information systems that may scale
to a planet-wide scope."
Reed's research focuses on designing systems that manage, communicate
and manipulate information shared among people. He is best known
for co-developing the Internet design principle that underlies today's
Internet and for "Reed's Law," an assertion that the utility
of large networks scales with their size - that is, the larger they
are, the more useful they become.
His research at HP Labs will concentrate on network adaptivity
and scalability. He also will work on wireless network architectures,
one of his key interests for many years.
Reed has been an independent consultant for many years. He also
served as senior research scientist at Interval Research Corporation
and as vice president and chief scientist for Lotus Development
Corporation. Previously, he was vice president of research and development
and chief scientist at Software Arts.
He was a faculty member in MIT's Department of Electrical Engineering
and Computer Science (EECS) from 1978 to 1983, working in the Laboratory
for Computer Science. He has earned bachelor's, master's, electrical
engineering and doctoral degrees in EECS.
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