PARC Leaders Recognized for Notable Achievements

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Palo Alto, CA — PARC, a Xerox company, today announced that Danny Bobrow, Jose Joaquin (J.J.) Garcia-Luna-Aceves, and Mike Steep were recently honored for exceptional accomplishments within their respective disciplines, ranging from software development to commercial innovation to networking.

“The achievements of our team are quite remarkable,” said Stephen Hoover, CEO of PARC. “As we continue to work with global innovation leaders like P&G, Samsung and Sony, we clearly count on the exceptional capabilities of our people. It’s very important that PARC researchers become deep experts in their fields. It’s equally important that they work with a variety of academia, government, organizations, as well as distinguished associations, not only to educate and share knowledge, but also to learn from others – a requirement when developing an open innovation environment.”

Today, PARC is highlighting three distinct awards, honoring PARC employees for their outstanding achievements. To learn more about working with the exciting team at PARC, visit

  • The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Operating Systems (SIGOPS) selected the article “Tenex, A Paged Time Sharing System for the PDP-10*,” as a SIGOPS Hall of Fame paper for the impact it has had on the field of operating systems research. Danny Bobrow, lead author, is a Research Fellow at PARC, and is currently working to develop software in the field of digital design and manufacturing. Bobrow has penned more than 100 published papers, books, and issued patents.
  •  Mike Steep is a Distinguished Visiting Scholar for mediaX, the industry affiliate program to Stanford’s H-STAR Institute. Having recently presented at mediaX on Designing Digital Cities, Mike has worked with the City of London and several Chinese universities on the next big data platform layer for large metropolitan areas. Mike oversees PARC’s global commercial operations including business development, sales, strategy, and marketing, and manages the company’s global strategic relationships for clients in PARC’s diverse focus areas. 
  • The Mexican Academy of Sciences has elected J.J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves as a Corresponding Member in the area of Exact Sciences. The Mexican Academy of Sciences was founded to conduct research in every area of the exact, natural and social sciences, as well as the humanities and engineering, ultimately contributing to the country’s development by linking education, science, technology and innovation. The Academy elects corresponding members annually, who are active researchers who have achieved recognition in their disciplines and significantly contributed to the development of research in Mexico while residing outside the country. Garcia-Luna-Aceves leads PARC’s research on ad hoc and wireless networking for multiple industry and government clients.

About PARC
PARC, a Xerox company, is in the Business of Breakthroughs®. Practicing open innovation, we provide custom R&D services, technology, expertise, best practices, and intellectual property to Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, startups, and government agencies and partners. We create new business options, accelerate time to market, augment internal capabilities, and reduce risk for our clients. Since its inception, PARC has pioneered many technology platforms – from the Ethernet and laser printing to the GUI and ubiquitous computing – and has enabled the creation of many industries. Incorporated as an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Xerox in 2002, PARC today continues the research that enables breakthroughs for our clients’ businesses.

*[Daniel G. Bobrow, Jerry D. Burchfiel, Daniel L. Murphy and Raymond S. Tomlinson. Tenex, A Paged Time Sharing System for the PDP-10 Communications of the ACM 15(3), March 1972]

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