David E. Liddle joined U.S. Venture Partners in January 2000, after retiring as President and CEO of Interval Research Corporation, a Silicon Valley-based laboratory and incubator for new businesses focusing on broadband applications and services, consumer devices, interaction design and advanced technologies. David has served as a consulting professor of Computer Science and of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. David has spent his career developing technologies for interaction and communication between people and computers, in activities spanning research, development, management and entrepreneurship. Prior to co-founding Interval, he founded Metaphor Computer Systems in 1982 and served as its President and CEO. The company was acquired by IBM in 1991 and David was named Vice President, Business Development, IBM Personal Systems. Before that, from 1972 to 1982, he held various R&D and management positions at Xerox Corporation's Palo Alto Research Center, a hotbed of computer innovation in the 1970s. While there, he was Vice President and General Manager, Office Systems Division. David has served as a director at Sybase, Broderbund Software, Borland International, and Ticketmaster Group, and currently serves on the Board of the New York Times Company, as well as USVP privately-held companies Axiom Microdevices, Caspian Networks, Engineered Intelligence, Klocwork, MaXXan, Optichron, PacketHop and T-RAM. He has served on the DARPA Information Science and Technology Committee, and is Chair of the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of the National Research Council. For his contributions to human-computer interaction design, he has been named a Senior Fellow of the Royal College of Art. He earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering at the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in EECS at the University of Toledo.
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