Gordon Bell

C. Gordon  Bell

C. Gordon Bell

Researcher Emeritus Microsoft Corporation

Gordon Bell is a Researcher Emeritus at Microsoft working on lifelogging. He spent 23 years at Digital Equipment Corporation as vice president of R&D; while there, he was responsible for the first mini- and timesharing computers and led the development of DEC's highly-successful VAX architecture. From 1966-1972 he was a professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Carnegie-Mellon University.

Bell was involved in designing many products at Digital, and startup companies, and has been an investor/advisor to over 100 startups. As the first assistant director for computing at the National Science Foundation (NSF), he led the National Research Network panel that became the NII/GII, and was an author of the High Performance Computer and Communications Initiative.

Bell is also the author of several books and papers on computing entrepreneurship, and lifelogging. He is a fellow of the Association of Computing Machinery, IEEE, National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Australian Technological Sciences and Engineering. In 1991, Bell received the National Medal of Technology from President George H.W. Bush.