Henry S. Baird
Prof. Baird is retiring at the end of this semester. Please join us for his "Last Lecture":
Wednesday, April 15, 4:00 PM
How to Work with Creative People
Abstract: Have you considered a creative career, in research or as an inventor? What, do you imagine, are the personal qualities needed, and how can you be sure that you possess them? Professor Henry Baird, in his “last lecture” before retiring, shares stories from his career in Computer Science, starting as an engineer in tightly controlled teams, then as a Ph.D. “individual contributor” in industrial research (at Bell Labs & elsewhere), striving to manage other researchers (& bosses), and most recently teaching. This is unlike any talk he’s given before (he won’t recount his resume): instead, he’ll describe frankly what it was like: to prosper among smart colleagues; to be accelerated by their skills (while dodging their foibles); to contribute to ambitious international projects; to thrive in (the surprising variety of) research “ cultures ”; and to encourage---never to steer!---innovation in others. Along the way, he’ll name some names....
Reception: at 3:00 PM in Packard Lobby.
immediately following the lecture, everyone is invited to the
home of Prof. Baird & Raymond Harbort: 1841 Millard Street,
Bethelehm, PA 18017-5115 (10 minutes drive north of the campus).
Dr. Baird joined Lehigh in January 2004 after thirty years in industrial research as Principal Scientist and area
manager at PARC
(Palo Alto, CA), department head and Member of Research Staff at Bell Labs (Murray Hill, NJ), and
member of technical staff at RCA Sarnoff
Labs (Princeton, NJ).
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[ March 19, 2015 ]