|Dr. David P. Reed
Dr. David P. Reed's work focuses on the transforming impact of digital
technology on the design of technological, business, and social systems.
His current explorations center on exploiting new information technologies
that enable people to be more effective, including densely scalable mobile
networking, mobile computing, group information sharing, video media
processing, and infrastructures for electronic commerce.
He brings together research-level knowledge and experience of computer
science, software, protocol and data architecture, system modeling,
electronics, and signal processing along with commercial experience in R&D
management, economics, and technology-based strategy.
In addition to his independent research activities, Dr. Reed is affiliated
with the M.I.T. Media Lab, is a DiamondCluster Fellow, and is a member of
the Vanguard advisory board. He continues to serve as an independent
strategy/technology advisor to a variety of companies, including
service on the technical advisory board of several startup ventures. He
was previously a vice president and chief scientist at both Lotus
Development Corporation and Software Arts, Inc. His career has also
included research leadership at Interval Research Corporation, and earlier
as a professor at M.I.T.
Dr. Reed received the B.S. ('73), S.M. ('75), E.E. ('76) and Ph.D. ('78)
degrees from M.I.T. While a student and professor, he was involved in the
original architecture and design of the Internet protocols (TCP,UDP,IP) and
is the co-creator of the so-called "end-to-end argument" which is one of
the key design principles of the Internet architecture. He also pioneered
in coordination and resilience in scalable distributed computing
architectures. He is a member of ACM, IEEE, Sigma Xi, and AAAS.
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