Vice President, Director of the PARC New York site
Dr. Walter Johnson is Vice President and Director of the New York site at PARC, a Xerox Company. He directs a wide range of research activities related to image and video analytics, computational analytics and business process automation and optimization.
A former scientist in PARC's groundbreaking Human-Computer Interaction group, Johnson specialized in intelligent interfaces for mobile and ubiquitous computing applications. His work on a paper user-interface for document processing systems led to a special enterprise-level division being created to capitalize on this competency. Johnson also worked on a tablet computer startup at Silicon Graphics, and on portable document readers at PARC spinout Uppercase, Inc., which was acquired by Microsoft in 2000. He served as VP of Strategic Operations at incubator company 12 Entrepreneuring and, most recently, as SVP of Operations at real-time web-based news platform Skygrid.
Johnson obtained his Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, and bachelor's degree at the University of Arizona. Johnson has 14 patents.
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