Bell Labs: Life in the Crown Jewel

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Silicon Press, 2003 - Technology & Engineering - 258 pages

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Dr. Narain Gehani, a world-renowned expert in Web technologies, software, and databases is the author of many computer books including best selling books on UNIX typesetting and C. Dr. Gehani was at Bell Labs for twenty three years from 1978 to 2001 where his last position was that of Research Vice President, Communi-cations Software Research. From 6/96 to 5/98, Dr. Gehani was also the President of Lucent?s Maps On Us (, a website co-founded by Dr. Gehani. Maps On Us provides maps, routes, and yellow pages. Dr. Gehani led and managed the deployment of Maps On Us from conception and commercial deployment until its sale to SwitchBoard in 5/98. Dr. Gehani got his PhD in computer science from Cornell University in 1975. He taught computer science for 3 years at SUNY/Buffalo and then joined Bell Labs in 1978. He has served on numerous program conference com-mittees and was an ACM National Lecturer for several years. Dr. Gehani has co-authored sev-eral pioneering software systems including the Ode object database, Concurrent C/C++ parallel programming language, and the Stair9 Web-based customer care system. Dr. Gehani holds several patents, and has published many papers in computer science.

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