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Ross Bringans
Ross Bringans
Vice President, Electronic Materials and Devices Laboratory

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  • directs novel electronics, MEMS, optoelectronic systems
  • infrastructure includes Si and optoelectronic fabrication lines for prototype devices
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society
  • over 140 publications and 25 issued patents
  • previously Humboldt Fellow at Max-Planck-Institute for Semiconductor Research; research at Stanford University
  • Ph.D., Physics, Cambridge University

 

 

Scott Elrod
Scott Elrod
Vice President, Hardware Systems Laboratory

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  • directs PARC Cleantech Innovation Program
  • holds 60+ patents; responsible for much of acoustic ink-printing patent portfolio (novel inkjet technology based on focused ultrasonics) as well as several inventions for PARC spinout LiveWorks, Inc. (acquired by SMART Technologies)
  • previously directed ESH Division at SEMATECH; co-wrote chapter for The Handbook of Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology
  • Ph.D., Applied Physics, Stanford University

 

Stephen Hoover
  • specializes in integrating technology, market, customer, and business opportunities
  • Ph.D., M.S., Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University

 

 

Walt Johnson
Walt Johnson
Vice President, Intelligent Systems Laboratory

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  • directs PARC's ISL research organization, which focuses on social software, cyberphysical systems to control complex processes, agent-based modeling and simulation of complex work environments
  • as a scientist, specialized in intelligent interfaces for mobile and ubiquitous computing applications
  • worked at Silicon Graphics; Uppercase Inc. (acquired by Microsoft); 12 Entrepreneuring; Skygrid
  • Ph.D., Cognitive Psychology, University of Pittsburgh

 

 

 

Tolga Kurtoglu
  • design and development of complex systems
  • engineering design automation and optimization
  • prognostic and health management, model-based systems, automated reasoning, knowledge and information management, risk and reliability-based design
  • previously at NASA Ames Research Center and Dell Corporation
  • PhD, UT Austin, MS, Carnegie Mellon University, Mechanical Engineering

 

Teresa Lunt
Teresa Lunt
Vice President, Computing Science Laboratory

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  • directs wide range of research activities including content-centric networking, ethnography, and ubiquitous computing
  • was an Assistant Director and Program Manager in DARPA's Information Technology Office; led teams at SRI International
  • M.A., Applied Mathematics, Indiana University, A.B., Geophysics, Princeton University

 

Rob McHenry
Rob McHenry
Vice President, Public Sector Operations

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  • leads the integrated operations of all government-related activities across PARC
  • formerly program manager at DARPA Tactical Technology Office
  • B.S., Marine Engineering, U.S. Naval Academy; M.S., Nuclear Engineering, MIT

 

 

 

Raj Minhas
  • Program Manager for Prognostics and Health Management
  • responsible for the strategy and execution for the commercialization of the related technologies
  • Ph.D. and M.S.. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto; B.E., Delhi University

 

John Pauksta
John Pauksta
Vice President, Human Resources and Operations

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  • directs PARC's human resources, operations, and other related activities
  • previous companies include Xerox; Apple; subsidiaries of WR Grace, GD Searle Pharmaceuticals, Beatrice Foods
  • B.S., Management and Finance, DePaul University & MBA, Roosevelt University

 

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

 

Jonathan Wolter
Jonathan Wolter
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

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  • Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
  • brings over three decades of financial and operational experience to PARC
  • manages PARC’s financial and management reporting systems, capital planning, financial planning, and analyses
  • B.S., Business Administration, UC Berkeley