Richard Rashid
Chief Research Officer, Microsoft Research
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Richard F. Rashid [NAE] is chief research officer at Microsoft Research, which he founded in 1991, and between 1991 and 2013, he oversaw the worldwide operations for Microsoft Research, an organization that grew to encompass more than 850 researchers across nearly a dozen labs worldwide. His teams collaborated with the world's foremost researchers in academia, industry and government on initiatives to expand the state of the art across the breadth of computing and to help ensure the future of Microsoft's products. During his time at Microsoft, Dr. Rashid has held the positions of director, vice president, senior vice president and chief research officer. He is currently chief technology officer of Microsoft’s Applications and Services Division. Rashid was presented with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Emanuel R. Piore Award in 2008 and inducted into the National Academy of Engineering in 2003. He was also inducted into the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and received the SIGOPS Hall of Fame Award in 2008. In 2009, Rashid was given the Microsoft Technical Recognition Award for exceptional career achievements. Dr. Rashid was inducted into the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2014. He is a past member of the National Science Foundation Computer Directorate Advisory Committee, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency UNIX Steering Committee and the Computer Science Network Executive Committee. He is a Trustee for the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, as well as a former chairman of the Association for Computing Machinery Software System Awards Committee. Rashid received master of science (1977) and doctoral (1980) degrees in computer science from the University of Rochester. He graduated with honors in mathematics and comparative literature from Stanford University in 1974.

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