Dr. I.P. Park is Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at HARMAN International. As CTO, Dr. Park leads the company-wide technology strategy and is responsible for overseeing all R&D activities. As a member of HARMAN’s Executive Committee, he leads advanced research projects to bring innovative thought leadership into HARMAN products. Dr. Park joined HARMAN in February, 2012.
Prior to HARMAN, I.P. was Vice President of Intelligent Computing Laboratory at Samsung Electronics from 2006 to 2011. He headed advanced software R&D teams to develop Samsung’s future software technologies, provided leadership in core software research, standardization and open source activities. He founded STAR Center, a joint research lab with Georgia Tech, and the Center for Intelligent Computing with Seoul National University.
Prior to Samsung, I.P. was Department Head of Security and Platform Technologies at Panasonic Princeton Laboratory. He led projects in areas of operating system security, embedded Linux systems, and secure download for software-defined radio. He helped establish the Consumer Electronics Linux Forum (CELF) and served as founding chair of the Architecture Group. Under his leadership, the CELF 1.0 standard specification and CELF 1.0 source tree was published, establishing the Forum as a global leader for Linux CE enhancements.
I.P. has also held senior roles at Timecruiser Computing Corporation, an Internet software company specializing in building Java-based enterprise systems, and was a faculty member at New York Institute of Technology (NYIT). He has also been a visiting researcher at Bellcore (now Telcordia).
Dr. Park received a B.S. in Computer Science from Seoul National University, and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Columbia University.