I came to Avaya from Bell Labs in 2000 to launch a research program aimed at the future of enterprise communication. At the time, Avaya Labs was being formed from Bell Labs, I attracted the Research Leadership team and worked with them to build a thriving organization. We conduct advanced research, working with real-world customer scenarios to accelerate product innovation and mitigate technical risk.
My personal research on compilers, programming languages and algorithms was cited in my nomination as a Fellow of the association of Computing Machinery (ACM) in 1996.
In addition to my day job, I have been working on a completely new edition of the textbook, "Compilers: Principles, Techniques, and Tools," popularly know as the dragon book because of its cover. My co-authors are Jeff Ullman and Monica Lam at Stanford University and Al Aho at Columbia University.
In addition to "Compilers: Principles, Techniques, and Tools," and "Programming Languages, Principles, and Practices," I have published over 60 technical papers.