FXPAL hires Dick Bulterman to replace Larry Rowe as President

FX Palo Alto Laboratory announced on July 1, 2013, the hiring of Prof.dr. D.C.A. (Dick) Bulterman to be President and COO.  He will replace Dr. Lawrence A. Rowe on October 1, 2013. Dick is currently a Research Group Head of Distributed and Interactive Systems at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He is also a Full Professor of Computer Science at Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. His research interests are multimedia authoring and document processing. His recent research concerns socially-aware multimedia, interactive television, and media analysis. Together with his CWI colleagues, he has won a series of best paper and research awards within the multimedia community, and has managed a series of successful large-scale European Union projects. He was also the founder and first managing director of Oratrix Development BV.

Dick commented on his appointment: “I am very pleased to be able to join an organization with FXPAL’s reputation and scope. Becoming President is a privilege and a challenge. I look forward to working with the rest of the FXPAL team to continue to build a first-class research organization that addresses significant problems in information capture, sharing, archiving and visualization. I especially hope to strengthen ties with academic research teams around the world via joint projects and an active visitor’s program in Palo Alto.”

Larry Rowe has led FXPAL for the past six years.  During his tenure, he significantly upgraded the physical facilities and computing infrastructure and hired six PhD researchers. Working with VP Research Dr. Lynn Wilcox, he led the lab in pursuing a variety of research projects involving distributed collaboration (e.g., virtual and mixed reality systems), image and multimedia processing (e.g., Embedded Media Markers), information access (e.g., TalkMiner lecture video search system and Querium exploratory search system), video authoring and playback, awareness and presence systems (e.g., MyUnity), and mobile/cloud applications.  He worked with VP Marketing & Business Development Ram Sriram to develop the Fuji Xerox SkyDesk cloud applications product offering. Larry commented, “it has been an honor to lead FXPAL during this exciting time, particularly the changes brought about by the internet, mobile devices, and cloud computing.”

Larry will spend the next several months working on applications using media wall technology to simplify presentations and demonstrations that incorporate multiple windows displaying content from mobile devices and cloud applications.

FXPAL is a leading multimedia and human-computer interface research laboratory established in 1995 by Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. FXPAL researchers invent technologies that address key issues affecting businesses and society. For more information, visit http://www.fxpal.com.

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