Director, HP Labs India
Sudhir Dixit is the Director of HP Labs India. The principal focus of the laboratory is on creating new technologies to address the information technology needs of the next billion customers for HP. A large majority of these new customers arise from rapidly growing economies such as India with distinct technological, social and economic characteristics. By understanding this context deeply, HP Labs aims to create new and relevant technologies. The laboratory conducts leading-edge research on technologies to enrich and simplify the end-user experience by seamlessly converging interactions with devices, paper, digital content and the Web, and develops product concepts and system demonstrators.
Prior to joining HP Labs in June 2009, Dixit held a joint appointment as a CTO at the Centre for Internet Excellence and a Research Manager at the Centre for Wireless Communications, both at the University of Oulu, Finland. From 1996 to 2008, he held various positions with Nokia: Senior Research Manager, Research Fellow, Head of Nokia Research Center (Boston), and in the later years as Head of Network Technology (USA) for Nokia Siemens Networks. He has also held the position of Senior Director at Research In Motion and other senior management and technical positions at such companies as Verizon (previously NYNEX and GTE Labs), Motorola, Wang Labs, Harris Corporation.
Dixit received his Ph.D. degree in electronic science and telecommunications from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, U.K, and his M.B.A. degree from the Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida, M.E. degree from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India, and the B.E. degree from Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, India.
Dixit’s primary research interests are in broadband communications, human-device multi-modal interactions, content networking, mobile devices, bio-inspired computing and communications, and services and applications. Dixit passionately believes that the next wave of innovations and market opportunities come from the new growth markets of billions of new potential users of information technology who have been barely touched by the computing and the communications revolution of the past decade. The research challenges are enormous not only because of the need to minimize both the equipment cost and the operational expense but to provide clear value proposition (more for less) with real benefits and ease of use.
He has published over 200 technical papers or book chapters and edited four books.
IEEE Fellow for contributions to broadband network architectures and protocols
IET (UK) Fellow
IETE (India) Fellow
Recognized by the President and CEO of Nokia for joining the “10 Patent Holder Club.” (2005).
Patent Award for Innovation, awarded by the President and CEO of GTE. (1990)
Adjunct Professor of Computer Science, University of California, Davis
Technical Editor, IEEE Communications Magazine
Lightwave Series Editor, IEEE Communications Magazine. (2000-2002)
Co-Editor, The Cambridge Wireless Essentials Series, Cambridge University Press (CUPS), Cambridge, U.K.
Editor, Wireless Personal Communications: An International Journal, Springer Publications, The Netherlands
Served as Guest Editor numerous times in IEEE and other publications
Served on NSF panels and reviewer for University of California Micro Program
Served on over 10 Ph.D. thesis committees
Advisory Committee Chair, project on Ubiquitous Computing and Monitoring System (UCoMS) for Discovery and Management of Energy Resources,” funded by the US Department of Energy and Board of Regents, State of Louisiana
Served as General Chair, Technical Chair, or as the TPC member of numerous conferences
ATM Forum Ambassador. (1996 – 2003)
Vision Committee Chair and Vice Chair (Americas), Wireless World Research Forum