Dr. Stuart I. Feldman

Stuart I. Feldman has been named director of the newly established IBM Institute for Advanced Commerce in Hawthorne, New York. The Institute brings together top leaders in business and academia to research the impact of emerging technologies on the future of business and commerce. As director, Feldman oversees the work of more than 50 IBM scientists whose projects focus primarily on advanced solutions and technologies for complex business-to-business applications.

In addition, Feldman manages a technical staff of more than 100 researchers in network-related technologies including web servers, anti-virus software, content management, multimedia, collaboration, high-performance databases, distributed computing, and electronic commerce.

Feldman joined IBM in 1995 as Department Group Manager, Network Applications Research. Prior to coming to IBM, Feldman spent eleven years at Bellcore, where he held several research management positions in software engineering and computing systems. He was also chief architect of a major new product line for operations support of broadband networks. Feldman was the Technical Leader of the Telecommunications Information Networking Architecture Consortium (TINA-C), an international research group made up of leading telecommunications and computing companies around the world.

Before joining Bellcore, he spent ten years as a computer science researcher at Bell Labs. Feldman was a member of the original UNIX research team, and is best known as the creator of the Make configuration management system, as well as the author of the first Fortran-77 compiler.

Feldman has published numerous research papers in software engineering, programming languages, and scientific computing. He is an ACM Fellow, an IEEE Fellow, and a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi. He is a member of the AAAS National Council on Science and Technology Education and the Steering Board of the Joint ACM-IEEE Task Force on Software Engineering as a Profession. He has served on the board of the Computing Research Association and as chair of


Feldman received an A.B. in Astrophysical Sciences from Princeton University and a Ph.D in Applied Mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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