Nanotech 2004 Conference Technical Program Speaker Biography
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 previously served as Chief Scientist and Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Information Technology Office. At DARPA, he directed a research program focusing on information technology issues of strategic concern to the U.S. government. As Office Director, Tennenhouse formulated DARPA’s PRO-Active Computing research strategy which emphasizes the networking of embedded and autonomous systems. He was also a key player in the development of the U.S. government’s Information Technology for the 21st Century (IT2) initiative.
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.
In addition to his research activities, Tennenhouse has been actively involved in the development of commercial technologies and business strategies. He is one of the founders of a consulting firm with expertise in fault tolerant transaction processing and has been a consultant to a range of technology, venture capital and financial organizations.
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).