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WITI Hall of Fame

2011 Inductees


Alicia Abella, Ph.D. Alicia Abella, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Innovative Services Research, AT&T Labs

Evelyn Berezin Evelyn Berezin
Management Consultant, Brookhaven Science Associates

Diane Pozefsky, Ph.D. Diane Pozefsky, Ph.D.
Research Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of North Carolina

Sophie V. Vandebroek, Ph.D. Sophie V. Vandebroek, Ph.D.
CTO and President, Xerox Innovation Group, Xerox Corporation

Lynda Weinman Lynda Weinman
Co-Founder and Executive Chair, lynda.com



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Sophie V. Vandebroek, Ph.D.

Sophie V. Vandebroek, Ph.D.

CTO and President, Xerox Innovation Group, Xerox Corporation

Inducted in: 2011

Sophie Vandebroek has been Xerox's Chief Technology Officer and the President of the Xerox Innovation Group since January 2006. She is responsible for overseeing Xerox's research centers in Europe, Asia, Canada and US as well as the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC Inc.). Previously, Dr. Vandebroek was Chief Engineer of Xerox Corporation and Vice President of the Xerox Engineering Center, technical advisor to Xerox's chief operating officer and Director of the Xerox Research Centre of Canada. A Fellow of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers, a Fulbright Fellow, and a Fellow of the Belgian-American Educational Foundation, Dr. Vandebroek holds 12 US patents. She has received awards from Xerox, IBM, HP, Monsanto, the Belgium National Science Foundation, Semiconductor Research Corporation, IEEE, and Cornell University. Dr. Vandebroek is a member of the Board of Directors of Analogic Corporation, of Nypro Corporation, and is a member of The US National Academies Committee on Science, Technology & Law. She is a trustee of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and also serves on the advisory council of the deans of Engineering at Cornell University and at MIT. Born in Leuven, Belgium, Dr. Vandebroek earned a master's degree in electro-mechanical engineering from Katholieke Universiteit, and her Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Cornell University. She and her husband enjoy spending time with their six teenage children.