David Nagel

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David Nagel
EducationPhD, Perception and Mathematical Psychology, UCLA[1]

MS 1968, Engineering, UCLA[2]

BS 1966, Engineering, UCLA

David Nagel is an American manager. He held executive positions in a wide variety of technology companies and organizations.


Prior to joining Palm, first as a member of the Palm Board of Directors and then as the first CEO of PalmSource, Nagel was the chief technology officer at AT&T and president of AT&T Labs. Before joining AT&T, he was senior vice president at Apple, where he led the worldwide research and development group responsible for Mac OS software especially Copland project,[3] Macintosh hardware, imaging and other peripheral products development. Before joining Apple in 1988, Nagel was head of NASA human factors research. He was co-editor of the 1988 book Human Factors in Aviation.[4] He resigned from Apple and joined AT&T in April, 1996[5]


  • Member, National Research Council Study Group on IT R&D Infrastructure
  • Member, Board of Directors, Liberate, Inc.
  • Member, Board of Directors, Arcsoft
  • Member, Board of Trustees, UCLA Foundation
  • Emeritus Member, Board of the Tech Museum in San Jose, California
  • Member, President Clinton's first Advisory Committee on High Performance Computing, Communication, and the Next Generation Internet, 1997
  • Member, Federal Communications Commission's Technological Advisory Council, 1999


  1. ^ Board Biography David Nagel from International Computer Science Institute
  2. ^ "UCLA Engineering, Fall 2006". Archived from the original on July 4, 2008. Retrieved 2007-11-20.
  3. ^ Nagel details Apple's plans for Newton, Copland, Net. (Apple Senior VP David Nagel) (Company Business and Marketing)(Interview) - Article from: Computer Reseller News | January 8, 1996 | Pang, Albert
  4. ^ "Human Factors in Aviation (Cognition and Perception)". psycnet.apa.org. Retrieved 2019-09-21.
  5. ^ Apple loses research chief - David Nagel joins the team at AT&T Labs

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