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John Paschkewitz
  • computational and experimental investigation of fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer, and reacting flow problems
  • SB, SM from MIT, Ph.D. from Stanford University in chemical engineering


Ashish Pattekar
  • MEMS, microfluidics, thermal and systems engineering
  • expertise in developing fuel-cell based energy systems
  • inventor on over 25 U.S. and international patents
  • Ph.D & B.S.., Chemical Engineering, Lehigh University & IIT Bombay



Christina Pavlopoulou
  • statistical/learning methods
  • querying large document sets based on content and visual structure
  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering & M.S., Computer Science, Purdue University



Nazly Pirmoradi
  • Current research focuses on novel micro- and nano-systems and integrated 3D smart objects and sensors for healthcare and biomedical applications
  • broad experience in MEMS, bioMEMS, lab-on-a-chip systems, microfluidics, and the lifecycle of advance biomedical microdevice development: including design, mechanics of materials, material and process development, and device and biological response study.
  • Developed a battery-less MEMS ocular implant for controlled and on-demand delivery of drug for treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Ph.D. and a M.A.Sc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of British Columbia; B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Tehran.


Peter Pirolli
  • human information interaction
  • Fellow of the AAAS, APS, NAE, and ACM CHI Academy
  • authored "Information Foraging Theory: Adaptive Interaction with Information"
  • Ph.D., cognitive psychology from Carnegie Mellon University


Michael Plass
  • computer graphics and printing systems, to data structures and compiler; currently working on content-centric networking
  • invented optimal discrete rendering of images; object-optimized printing system and method
  • principal designer and implementor of Cedar Imager, later adapted for the Sun operating system; translator between Cedar-to-Lisp programming languages; strategies for breaking paragraphs into lines


Luke Plurkowski
  • social "interaction analyst"
  • wide-ranging expertise in sociology, ethnomethodology, conversation analysis, ethnography, video analysis
  • improving human-robot interactional capabilities
  • delivering ethnography how-to training


Bob Price
  • inference, tracking, learning, and planning applications for government and industry clients
  • model-based control on a system for improving the diagnostic information generated from automatically constructed plans; machine learning of rules to diagnose problems in printing engines from fault code sequences; and optimization of power loads on aircraft to minimize power and cost and maximize utility
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia


Austin Pugh
Austin Pugh
Capture Manager, Public Sector Operations

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Ajay Raghavan
  • Manages the ACES area, focused on systems health and condition management technologies
  • Interests span sensing, modeling, diagnostics, and prognostics
  • PI on ARPA-E AMPED SENSOR project on fiber optic battery management systems
  • Ph.D., M.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; B.S., Mechanical Engineering, IIT Bombay 


Ashwin Ram
  • manages PARC socio-cognitive computing research and health and wellness work
  • serial entrepreneur specializing in moving research to commercialization
  • directed Georgia Tech's Cognitive Computing Lab
  • Ph.D., Yale University; M.S., Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; B.Tech., Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology




Abhishek Ramkumar



  • microfluidic actuators to medical devices
  • has built prototype for a blood coagulation analysis device to monitor coagulopathy
  • has led hardware-software integration for a next-generation OCT otoscope for detecting pediatric middle-ear infection
  • has designed and developed a novel low-cost, high-sensitivity capacitive biosensor for detecting biomolecules in blood
  • Ph.D., M.S., Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University; B.Tech., Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay




Shantanu Rane
  • signal processing, information theory, and applied cryptography
  • current research in privacy preserving computation, dimensionality reduction, and visual analytics
  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University; Masters, Electrical Engineering, University of Minnesota; Bachelors, Instrumentation and Control Engineering, Pune University (India)


Ranjeet Rao
  • expertise is in colloidal processing and direct writing of colloidal fluids.
  • B.S. and Ph.D. in materials science and engineering, University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign


Sourobh Raychaudhuri



  • semiconductor nanowire devices and applications
  • solution-processing and inkjet-printing nanowire transistors
  • disordered nanowire mat solar cells
  • PhD, MS electrical engineering, U.C. San Diego




Steve Ready
  • high-accuracy ink jet printing
  • a-, poly-, and crystalline silicon and associated applications
  • large-area arrays for optical and x-ray imaging, displays, and organic semiconductor materials and devices


Michael Recht
  • identifying new applications for biomedical enthalpy array technology
  • expertise in thermodynamics and kinetics of RNA-protein interactions using a variety of biochemical and biophysical techniques
  • B.S. in Biology from the UCLA; Ph.D. in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology U.C. Santa Cruz; postdoctoral work at Stanford University & The Scripps Research Institute


Jessy Rivest
  • manages the Energy Systems group
  • experience encompasses the lifecycle of materials advancement: materials design, development, characterization, and manufacturing systems engineering
  • Ph.D. and M.S., Mechanical Engineering, UC Berkeley; S.B., Mechanical Engineering, MIT.


Mike Roberts
  • architects and manages projects in the area of contextual intelligence, such as PARC's Contextual Intelligence Platform (CIP) and Contextual Agents projects
  • smart machines, advanced user interfaces for contextually aware applications, virtual and augmented reality, and scalable cloud-based distributed systems for the real-time web
  • Ph.D., London's City University


Bhaskar Saha



  • applies Bayesian inference techniques to classification, state estimation, and prediction problems
  • intelligent system design and health management
  • former scientist at NASA Ames Research Center's Prognostics Center of Excellence
  • formulated metrics for evaluating performance of prognostic algorithms
  • Ph.D., M.S., EECS, Georgia Institute of Technology; B.Tech, Indian Institute of Technology




Saroj Sahu
  • focuses on novel electrochemical chemistry and energy technologies
  • building devices for efficient energy storage, energy generation, and water management
  • BSc from Stewart Science College, Utkal University, India and M.S. and Ph.D. in Experimental Physics from Saga University, Japan


Makio Sasa
  • leads PARC’s Innovation Services and ethnography business in Japan
  • more than 20 years of business experience in design consulting, industrial and interface design, and consumer research including, usability testing and ethnographic studies
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial Design and Ph.D. in Engineering from Chiba University, Chiba.


Eric Saund
  • computational vision, specializing in perceptual organization in the domain of document images.
  • ScanScribe document image editor
  • B.S. in Engineering and Applied Science, California Institute of Technology. Ph.D. in Cognitive Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


David Eric Schwartz
  • analog and digital CMOS circuit design, biosensing, and software engineering
  • interface between electrical engineering, biochemistry, electrochemistry
  • B.S., Mathematics, Brown University; Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Columbia University


Glenn Scott
  • focus on networking and distributed systems projects, contributing primarily to Content-Centric Networking
  • former senior researcher for Oracle Labs, Sun Microsystems Laboratories, and System Development Corporation
  • inventor and author on more than 30 patents and peer-reviewed papers


Dick Sillman
Dick Sillman
Principal Member Technical Staff - CSL

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Michael Silva
Michael Silva
Technical Staff Member

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Jatinder Singh
Jatinder Singh
Director of Mobile Innovation Strategy

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  • business, innovation, and research in networking, computing, telecommunications and mobile platforms
  • directs mobile innovation and develops market, product, and commercialization strategies
  • Ph.D., M.S., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University; B.S., Electrical Engineering, IIT New Delhi




Sylvia Smullin
  • Specialist in experimental design, physics-based modeling, systems analysis, data analysis
  • Experience with novel clean energy solutions including energy analytics, thermoacoustics, wind power
  • Phd, physics, Stanford University


Scott Solberg
  • gridline printing and ink development for solar cells; concentrated photovoltaic technologies
  • piezoelectric thick film deposition, firing, and release process
  • developed novel ceramic paste with greatly improved drying characteristics


Nacho Solis
  • senior researcher and key member of CCN program team
  • PI for various PARC projects for DARPA
  • wide range of expertise – from distributed server-less applications to contention-free MACs
  • addresses network challenges through content-based networks and various content-based applications.
  • Ph.D., UC Santa Cruz; M.Sc., USC; B.S., University of Costa Rica





Mike Steep
Mike Steep
Senior Vice President, Global Business Operations

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  • oversees PARC’s commercial business development, sales, strategy, and marketing and manages global strategic relationships  
  • over two decades of operating experience serving in key roles managing global P&L's, country and global sales organizations, digital marketing, corporate strategy, business development, innovation, and strategic alliances 
  • M.B.A. from the Darden School of Business; B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania


Mark Stefik
  • working on web-based social indexes that re-invent how people discover, understand, and share information on the Web
  • hardware and software for collaboration in electronic meetings, object-oriented programming systems, expert systems
  • digital property rights for publishing led to creation of ContentGuard (acquired by Microsoft, Time Warner, and Thompson in 2005)
  • sensemaking technology for intelligence analysts
  • AAAI and AAAS Fellow
  • Ph.D., Stanford University


Mark Stephenson
  • over 25 years of experience in water treatment, quality, testing, operations, infrastructure, and measurement
  • China technology transfers with PARC CleanTech portfolio
  • drinking water, wastewater, industrial water markets
  • extensive background from licensing and sales to operations manufacturing and quality systems
  • commercialized water technologies in several diverse industries



Bob Street
  • large-area electronic materials and devices
  • printing technologies to replace photolithographic techniques
  • solution-based organic materials to create large-area transistor and sensor arrays
  • previous work on digital x-ray imaging commercialized through PARC spin-off dPix
  • holds 78 patents and published more than 350 papers
  • American Physical Society David Adler Award; American Institute of Physics prize for Industrial Applications of Physics
  • Ph.D., B.S., Physics, Cambridge University


David Taylor
  • user experience designer
  • designs intelligible, elegant interfaces that make complex technology easy to use and understand
  • expertise includes interaction design, information architecture, visual design, prototyping, usability


Simon Tucker
  • builds and evaluates novel technology for understanding complex multimedia data
  • emphasis to enable users to access information needed when they need it most
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science and MEng in Software Engineering from the University of Sheffield