Richard C. (Dick) Waters, PhD

Dick Waters is Fellow Emeritas of Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs (MERL).

Dick received his Ph.D. from MIT in artificial intelligence (AI) in 1978. For the next 13 years he worked at the MIT AI Lab as a Research Scientist and co-principal investigator of the Programmer's Apprentice project. Dick was a founding member of Mitstubishi Electric Research Labs (MERL) in 1991. As a MERL researcher, his work centered on multi-user interactive environments for work, learning and play, for which he was named a MERL Fellow. From 1999 to 2023 Dick was President and CEO of MERL.

In addition to his technical work, Dr. Waters is Treasurer of the board of Trustees of the Carroll School and President of the John L. and Geraldine R. Weil Memorial Charitable Foundation.

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