Richard (Dick) Waters

Richard (Dick) Waters
  • Position:
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    President, Chief Executive Officer, MERL Fellow, ACM Distinguished Scientist
  • Education:
    Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1978
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  • Biography

    Dick Waters received his Ph.D. in artificial intelligence (AI). For the next 13 years he worked at the MIT AI Lab as a Research Scientist and coprincipal investigator of the Programmer's Apprentice project. Dick was a founding member of MERL's Research Lab in 1991. As a MERL researcher, his work centered on multi-user interactive environments for work, learning, and play. For this work, he was made a MERL Fellow in 1996. In December 1999, he became CEO of MERL as a whole. Dick is an ACM Distinguished Scientist.

  • MERL Publications

    •  Waters, R.C., "MERL Annual Report 2019", Tech. Rep. TR2019-000, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Cambridge, MA, June 2019.
      BibTeX Download PDFAbout TR2019-000
      • @techreport{MERL_TR2019-000,
      • author = {Waters, R.C.},
      • title = {MERL Annual Report 2019},
      • institution = {MERL - Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories},
      • address = {Cambridge, MA 02139},
      • number = {TR2019-000},
      • month = jun,
      • year = 2019,
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2019-000/}
      • }
    •  Waters, R.C., "MERL Annual Report 2018", Tech. Rep. TR2018-000, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Cambridge, MA, July 2018.
      BibTeX Download PDFAbout TR2018-000
      • @techreport{MERL_TR2018-000,
      • author = {Waters, R.C.},
      • title = {MERL Annual Report 2018},
      • institution = {MERL - Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories},
      • address = {Cambridge, MA 02139},
      • number = {TR2018-000},
      • month = jul,
      • year = 2018,
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2018-000/}
      • }
    •  Waters, R.C., "MERL Annual Report 2017", Tech. Rep. TR2017-000, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Cambridge, MA, June 2017.
      BibTeX Download PDFAbout TR2017-000
      • @techreport{MERL_TR2017-000,
      • author = {Waters, R.C.},
      • title = {MERL Annual Report 2017},
      • institution = {MERL - Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories},
      • address = {Cambridge, MA 02139},
      • number = {TR2017-000},
      • month = jun,
      • year = 2017,
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2017-000/}
      • }
    •  Waters, R.C., "MERL Annual Report 2016", Tech. Rep. TR2016-000, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Cambridge, MA, June 2016.
      BibTeX Download PDFAbout TR2016-000
      • @techreport{MERL_TR2016-000,
      • author = {Waters, R.C.},
      • title = {MERL Annual Report 2016},
      • institution = {MERL - Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories},
      • address = {Cambridge, MA 02139},
      • number = {TR2016-000},
      • month = jun,
      • year = 2016,
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2016-000/}
      • }
    •  Waters, R.C., "MERL Annual Report 2015", Tech. Rep. TR2015-000, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Cambridge, MA, June 2015.
      BibTeX Download PDFAbout TR2015-000
      • @techreport{MERL_TR2015-000,
      • author = {Waters, R.C.},
      • title = {MERL Annual Report 2015},
      • institution = {MERL - Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories},
      • address = {Cambridge, MA 02139},
      • number = {TR2015-000},
      • month = jun,
      • year = 2015,
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2015-000/}
      • }
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  • MERL Issued Patents

    • Title: "System and Method for Controlling Temperature and Humidity in Multiple Spaces using Liquid Desiccant"
      Inventors: Laughman, Christopher; Burns, Dan J; Bortoff, Scott A.; Waters, Richard C.
      Patent No.: 9,518,765
      Issue Date: Dec 13, 2016
    • Title: "Method and System for Reconstructing Sampled Signals"
      Inventors: Kniazev, Andrei; Gadde, Akshay; Tian, Dong; Mansour, Hassan; Waters, Richard C.
      Patent No.: 9,510,787
      Issue Date: Dec 6, 2016
    • Title: "Self-Correcting Rear Projection Television"
      Inventors: Waters, Richard C.; Thornton, Jay E.; Raskar, Ramesh N.; Kato, Mamoru; Dietz, Paul H.
      Patent No.: 7,227,592
      Issue Date: Jun 5, 2007
    • Title: "Automatic Indicator System and Method"
      Inventors: Waters, Richard C.
      Patent No.: 7,215,324
      Issue Date: May 8, 2007
    • Title: "Video Camera Controlled Surround Sound"
      Inventors: Waters, Richard C.; Russell, Bryan C.
      Patent No.: 6,741,273
      Issue Date: May 25, 2004
    • Title: "Situation Awareness System"
      Inventors: Waters, Richard C.
      Patent No.: 6,396,535
      Issue Date: May 28, 2002
    • Title: "Method and Apparatus for Multi-Phase Rendering"
      Inventors: Perry, Ronald N.; Waters, Richard C.; Seiler, Larry; Jones, Thouis R.
      Patent No.: 6,359,619
      Issue Date: Mar 19, 2002
    • Title: "System for Reliable, Fast, Low-Latency Communication of Object State Updates Over a Computer Network by Combining Lossy and Lossless Communications"
      Inventors: Waters, Richard C.; Anderson, David B.
      Patent No.: 6,006,254
      Issue Date: Dec 21, 1999
    • Title: "Beacons for Locales"
      Inventors: Waters, Richard C.
      Patent No.: 5,920,862
      Issue Date: Jul 7, 1999
    • Title: "System For Sending Small Positive Data Notification Messages Over A Network To Indicate That A Reciptient Node Should Obtain A Particular Version Of A Particular Data Item"
      Inventors: Waters, Richard C.; Anderson, David B.
      Patent No.: 5,842,216
      Issue Date: Nov 24, 1998
    • Title: "Method for Smooth Motion in a Distributed Virtual Reality Environment"
      Inventors: Yerazunis, William S.; Waters, Richard C.
      Patent No.: 5,793,382
      Issue Date: Aug 11, 1998
    • Title: "System for Designing a Virtual Environment Utilizing Locales"
      Inventors: Waters, Richard C.; Barrus, John W.
      Patent No.: 5,736,990
      Issue Date: Apr 7, 1998
    • Title: "Audio Interactive Tutor"
      Inventors: Waters, Richard C.
      Patent No.: 5,540,589
      Issue Date: Jul 30, 1996
    • Title: "System for Decreasing the Time Required to Parse a Sentence"
      Inventors: Waters, Richard C.; Schabes, Yves
      Patent No.: 5,475,588
      Issue Date: Dec 12, 1995
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