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Managing Director, Microsoft Research Silicon Valley at Microsoft
Director, Systems Research Center at Compaq, Principal Scientist at Xerox, See All (3)
Carnegie Mellon University, Yale University



Roy Levin joined Microsoft Corp. in August 2001 to found the Microsoft Research Silicon Valley lab.

From 1996 until he joined Microsoft, Levin was director of Compaq’s Systems Research Center in Palo Alto, Calif. Previously, he was a senior researcher at the center from its founding in 1984, by Digital Equipment Corp.

During those years, he was a primary contributor and project leader for the Topaz programming environment and its microkernel operating system, the first to provide high-performance, lightweight process scheduling and interprocess communication on a multiprocessor workstation.

He also was project leader and a primary contributor to Vesta, a software configuration management system embodying novel technology and tools for source control, version management and building of large software systems.

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