President NEC Laboratories America
Christopher A. White is the president of NEC Laboratories America where he leads a team of world-class researchers focusing on diverse topics from sensing to networking to machine learning based understanding.
Prior to NEC, he spent 22 years at Bell Labs where he led the Algorithms, Analytics, Augmented Intelligence and Devices (AAAID) research lab.
He holds a BS in Chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University and a Ph.D. in theoretical quantum chemistry from the University of California in Berkeley. His research interests include creating computational models and methods for the simulation, modeling, and control of interesting physical and digital systems.
Dr. White’s current research activities focus on the creation of assisted thinking tools that leverage structural similarity in data with the goal of augmenting human intelligence.