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Lee Barford is Master Scientist at Keysight Laboratories, the research arm of Keysight Technologies. His responsibilities include leading research to identify and apply emerging technologies in software, applied mathematics, and statistics to increasing the accuracy and speed of new and existing instruments for electronic, chemical, and biological measurements. Previously, he managed a number of research projects at Agilent Laboratories and Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, for example in visible light and X-ray imaging systems, calibration methods for non-linear and dynamical disturbances, and fault isolation from automatic test equipment results. His work has been used to improve R&D productivity and reduce manufacturing cost in leading companies in the computer, telecommunications, networking, aerospace, and transportation industries. He is the author or co-author of over 40 peer reviewed, international publications and inventor or co-inventor of approximately 60 patents in the US and other countries. During his time at Agilent and Hewlett-Packard, Lee has given invited talks at universities, national laboratories, and research institutes worldwide.
Lee's service on boards includes eight years as president of a charity that provides reduced-cost housing for hundreds of low-income seniors and membership on the blue-ribbon commission for ending homelessness in Silicon Valley.