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Personal Profile of Mr. Richard H. H. Lampman


Richard H. (Dick) Lampman is the vice president of research of Hewlett-Packard Company and director of HP Laboratories (HP Labs), the company's central research and development organization. He has responsibility for the research activities in seven research labs around the world, with the dual objectives of providing leading-edge technologies to HP's current businesses and creating new technology-enabled opportunities for HP. Lampman is based at the main laboratory in Palo Alto, Calif.

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. This architecture became the basis for the HP and Intel alliance to build a common 64-bit architecture, which resulted in the Intel Itanium (TM) 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 universal open service platform for the brokering of 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. He serves on advisory boards for the Internet Society Advisory Council, the Corporate Executive Board and Carnegie Institute of Technology.

He represents HP on the advisory board of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), Bay Area Science Infrastructure Consortium (BASIC), and Computer Systems Policy Project CTO. He is a senior member of the IEEE and a member of Silicon Valley Computer Science Research Directors, the Computing Research Association and the ACM.

Current/Future Committee Membership
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Past Committee Membership
Name Office Start Date End Date
Board of Trustees Dec 05, 2001 Mar 01, 2006
Corporate Partners Committee Mar 01, 2003 Mar 01, 2005