Like the Star Trek captain he is so fond of, Richard F. Rashid, senior vice president of
Microsoft Corp.'s Research Group, leads the Redmond, Wash.-based company's
voyages into uncharted territory. He took the helm earlier this year after the departure of
chief technologist Nathan Myrvold, who had hired Rashid from Carnegie Mellon
University in 1991 to create the research division. Rashid now directs a staff of more than
600 researchers in four labs in the United States, China and England. He recently spoke
with Silicon Valley News Seattle Bureau Chief Kristi Heim.
November 6, 2000