Wednesday, January 21, 2004
Hewlett Packard Auditorium, 306 Soda Hall
Dr. David Tennenhouse
Director of Research,
For almost 40 years, Computer Science has been dominated by J.C.R.
Licklider's powerful vision of Interactive Computing. Although this
"Human Centered" line of research has been tremendously productive, the
interactive model will not scale as networked computers begin to
outnumber people a hundred or thousand-fold.
Intel Research Proactive Computing initiative - working toward
environments in which networked computers proactively anticipates our
needs and, sometimes, take actions on our behalf. Through this
presentation you will learn about the elements of our research agenda
and our work in progress. I will also identify some of the "Larger than
Intel" challenges that we hope others in the research community will
David Tennenhouse is an Intel Vice President in the Corporate Technology Group and Director of
Research. He has been one of the pioneers of Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) networking, Active
networks, Software Radio, and Desktop Media processing.
Tennenhouse received his B.A.Sc. and M.A.Sc. degrees from the University of Toronto. In 1989, he
completed his Ph.D. at the Computer Laboratory of the University of Cambridge. He then joined MIT,
where he held appointments in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and in
the Sloan School of Management.
Dr. Tennenhouse is a member of the ACM and IEEE and served on the Visiting Committee on Advanced
Technology of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He has been a member of the
National Science and Technology Council's Sub-committee on Computing Information and Communications
R&D, and chaired the Technology & Policy Working Group of the President's Information
Infrastructure Task Force. In addition to his journal and conference publications, Dr. Tennenhouse
has chaired various workshops and studies concerned with Information Infrastructure, ATM/Gigabit
networking, and Advanced Digital Television (HDTV).