HP Appoints Sudhir Dixit as Director of HP Labs India

Sudhir Dixit

Palo Alto, May 20, 2009 – HP today announced that Sudhir Dixit has been appointed to lead the Bangalore facility of HP Labs, the company’s central research arm.

Dixit will take up his position on June 15 and will report directly to Prith Banerjee, senior vice president of research and director of HP Labs.

Dixit joins HP from the University of Oulu, Finland, where he held a joint appointment as CTO in the Center for Internet Excellence and as Research Manager at the Center for Wireless Communications.

“Sudhir brings to HP Labs a record of leading world class research with demonstrated business acumen,” said Banerjee. “He brings a wealth of leadership experience in both high tech commercial environments and academic institutions.”

Dixit will be responsible for leading the research activities of the Innovations for the Next Billion Customers Lab (HP Labs India), focused on addressing the technology needs of customers in India’s rapidly growing markets and creating technologies to make IT relevant, affordable and simple for consumers.

Prior to joining HP, Dixit held the distinguished role as Nokia Research Fellow and Senior Research Manager working on various networking technologies. He held numerous positions at Nokia during his 12-year tenure, most recently as the Head of Network Technology (USA) at Nokia Siemens Networks. He has also held various management or engineering positions at Research In Motion (RIM), NYNEX Science & Technology and GTE (both now Verizon Communications), Codex Motorola, Wang Laboratories, Harris, and STL (now Nortel Ltd, U.K.).

Dixit holds a Ph.D. from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK and an MBA degree from Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida. He is a Fellow of IEEE (USA), IET (UK) and IETE (India).

He has published or presented over 200 papers, edited 4 books, and holds 18 patents, with 6 pending, and has been issued 4 awards. Dixit also represented Nokia and NSN on the Steering Board of the Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF), and is at present the Chair of the Vision Committee and the Vice Chair of the Americas region at the WWRF. He is on the editorial boards of numerous publications, including IEEE and Cambridge University Press Wireless Essential Series.

HP Labs delivers breakthrough technologies for HP’s businesses, creates new market opportunities and pursues fundamental scientific research. Much of its research is aligned with HP’s strategic growth.

In addition to its Palo Alto headquarters and the Bangalore facility, HP Labs operates in Beijing, China; Bristol, UK; Haifa, Israel; St. Petersburg, Russia and Tokyo, Japan.

HP Labs, established in 1966, is one part of HP’s annual $3.6 billion program in technology research and development, which is also conducted extensively in the company’s business units. More information about HP Labs is available at www.hpl.hp.com.