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information technology company executive

Jeff Hawkins, American information technology company executive. Achievements include invention of architect for the original PalmPilot, 1994 and Treo smart phone, 2001; patents for nine various handheld devices and features; principal architect and designer for GRiDPad (1989) and GRiD Convertible; Numenta Inc. is creating a new pattern recognition software called Hierarchical Temporal Memory modeled on the human brain's neocortex.

Background

Hawkins, Jeff was born on June 1, 1957 in Long Island, New York, United States.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Cornell University, 1979. Student, University California, 1986—1988.

Career

Key technical positions Intel Corporation, 1982. With GRiD Systems Corporation, 1982—1992, vice president, research. Co-founder Palm Computing (sold to United States Robotics in 1995, in 1997 sold to 3Com Corporation, now palmOne Inc.), 1992, with, 1992—1998.

Co-founder Handspring, Inc. (merged with Palm Hardware Group to create new company palmOne, Inc., 2003, now called Palm. Inc., 2005), 1998, chief product officer, board member, 1998—2003.

Chief Technology Officer Palm, Inc. (formerly palmOne, Inc.), Milpitas, California, since 2003. Founder Redwood Neuroscience Institute, Menlo Park, 2002, exec dir, chairman.

Co-founder Numenta, Inc., since 2005. Member, science board directors Cold Spring Harbor Labs. Member, advisory board Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, University California Berkeley.

Achievements

  • Achievements include invention of architect for the original PalmPilot, 1994 and Treo smart phone, 2001. Patents for nine various handheld devices and features. Principal architect and designer for GRiDPad (1989) and GRiD Convertible.

    Numenta Inc. is creating a new pattern recognition software called Hierarchical Temporal Memory modeled on the human brain's neocortex.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Co-author (with Sandra Blakeslee): (non-fiction) On Intelligence, 2004 (Wired Mag RAVE award, 2005).

Membership

Member of National Academy of Engineering.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Sailing, playing musical instruments.