DOW-96 Principal Authors Biographies

Bruno Berstel is a software engineer and has been working for approximately 7 years on object oriented languages and programming. He has worked for 3 years at Thomson, first on the air traffic control system currently working in Mexico control centers, then in the NAOS team at the design and implementation of DyVE. At the turn of 1996, He joined the Knowledge Based Systems team at ILOG--the team in charge of ILOG Talk.

Christophe Arlen

Andrew J. Blumberg is a mathematics student at Harvard College. He is also currently working for John Mallery on the Intelligent Information Infrastructure Project at the MIT AI Lab.

Erik Chrisment has been working at the CNET, the research center of France Telecom, over the past 3 years to develop network design applications. He especially works with Lisp and C++ ; and a few years ago, became very fond of expert systems.

Byron Davies works for Motorola Semiconductor Product Sector in Mesa, Arizona. He and his wife Victoria have collaborated on manufacturing applications systems in Common Lisp at both Texas Instruments and Motorola. Byron has a PhD. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

Victoria Bryan Davies

Guilhem de Wailly received a master's degree in Computer Science Applied to Management from the University of Nice (France) in 1991. The topic of his thesis is the study of the ``Contribution of the Functional Languages to Digital Signal Processing, and their Implementations on Low Cost Parallel Architecture''.

Peter Denno has 12 years of experience developing rule-based and constraint-based manufacturing applications. He has worked the last 1.5 years at the Mfg Systems Integration Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. His Interests include CAD, STEP compilers and Lisp.

Thomas Lohman graduated from Boston University with Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Computer Science and Economics in May of 1989 and received his Masters of Science degree in Computer Science from the same institution in December of 1995. His technical interests include distributed systems and database systems. He has worked as a research programmer on CAFE, the MIT computer aided fabrication system and related projects for the past 4 years.

Michael B. McIlrath is a Research Scientist in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He is a principal architect and implementor of the MIT CAFE software system for integrated circuit manufacturing and is currently the Chair of the CAD Framework Initiative (CFI) Technology CAD Working Group on Semiconductor Process Representation.

John C. Mallery is a research scientist at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research interests center around new ways to model international interactions and new ways to incorporate advanced computational methods into interactive political communication. He has developed computer systems that construct natural language models from narrative text, learn if-then rules from complexly-structured event data, and conduct automatic opinion surveys over global computer networks. An electronic publications system, which he developed for use during the 1992 presidential campaign, currently serves as the primary distribution hub for press releases by the U.S. White House. His current research explores intelligent information access, wide-area collaboration, knowledge-based organizations, and global knowledge webs.

Eric L. Peterson is a Senior Scientist at MITRE Corporation. He posesses a particular zeal for knowledge representation, lexical semantics, object oriented programming, the Common Lisp language, and particularly CLOS and the Metaobject Protocol. He has worked on A.I. projects of various domains and sizes including machine translation, submarine warfare situation analysis, drug cartel plan recognition, and AEGIS friend or foe determination.

Olin Shivers Dr. Shivers received his bachelor's degree in mathematics and computer science from Yale and his doctorate from Carnegie Mellon. He has held research and faculty positions at AT&T Bell Laboratories, The University of Hong Kong, and MIT. His primary research interests are programming languages and systems.

Christopher R. Vincent is an undergraduate at MIT, pursuing a degree in electrical engineering and computer science. He works with the Intelligent Information Infrastructure Project at the MIT AI Lab, concentrating on Common LISP applications to the World-Wide Web.

Olivier Clarisse