2004 Engineering Leader of the Year
Stephen L. Squires, Vice President and Chief Science Officer of Hewlett-Packard Company
Stephen L. Squires was Vice President and Chief Science Officer for Hewlett-Packard Company. He was responsible for providing leadership in establishing overall strategic scientific and technical directions, including the architecture of the digital renaissance for the 21st century Internet.
Prior to joining HP in 2000, Dr. Squires was the Special Assistant for Information Technology to the Direct of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). During his career at DARPA, he developed plans for, managed and directed the scalable systems parts of the DAPRA Strategic Computing Program, the Federal High Performance Computing and Communications Program and its extension to the National Information Infrastructure. He joined DARPA in 1983 as a program manager.
Dr. Squires was recruited by the National Security Agency (NSA) as a freshman undergraduate electrical engineering student, and worked as an engineering intern in the advanced computing and communications laboratories. He had early access at NSA to the full range of advanced technologies as they emerged, including many in cooperation with DARPA, such as early interactive time sharing systems with graphics, UNIX, ARPAnet, extensible programming systems, local area networks, the early Internet, personal computing, VLSI design, rapid prototyping and the highest performance information system technologies.
Dr. Squires earned his PhD from Harvard University.