Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Engineering Advisory Council Bio - David E. Liddle

David Liddle Dr. David E. Liddle, BSE EE '67
General Partner
U.S. Venture Partners

David E. Liddle has spent his career developing technologies for interaction and communication between people and computers in activities spanning research, development, management and entrepreneurship. He joined U.S. Venture Partners in January 2000, after retiring as president and chief executive officer of Interval Research Corporation, a laboratory and new business incubator in Silicon Valley. Dr. Liddle serves on the college of engineering boards at Stanford University and the University of California at Berkeley.

Prior to co-founding Interval, Dr. Liddle founded Metaphor Computer Systems in 1982 and served as its president and CEO. The company was acquired by IBM in 1991, and Dr. Liddle was named vice president, new systems business development. Previously, he held various research and development positions at Xerox Corporation's Palo Alto Research Center.

Dr. Liddle has served as director of numerous public and private companies and as chair of the board of trustees of the Santa Fe Institute. He has served on the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Information Science and Technology Committee and chaired the NAS Computer Science and Telecommunications Board. He has been named a senior fellow at the Royal College of Art and elected as a director of the New York Times Company. He is also a member of the University of Michigan College of Engineering's Progress & Promise: 150th Anniversary Campaign Committee.

Dr. Liddle earned his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering at the University of Michigan and a doctorate in electrical engineering from the University of Toledo.

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