Gregg Vesonder is an Industry Professor in Software Engineering and Cyber-Physical Systems and also serves as Director of Research in the Systems and Software Division of the School of Systems and Enterprises at Stevens Institute of Technology. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Pennsylvania in Computer and Information Science. Prior to this role, he served as Executive Director of the Cloud Platforms Research Department at AT&T Research Labs. His Department at AT&T Labs Research focused both on Cloud Platforms and Mobile and Pervasive Systems.
Vesonder’s career at AT&T spanned 35 years and a variety of roles. Over the years Vesonder led organizations in a variety of areas including parallel cluster computing, speech recognition and text to speech, sensor networks, C++ compiler development, Artificial Intelligence Software Development Environments, Logic Based Tools and Systems, and Expert Systems. Vesonder’s work on artificial intelligence led to Bell Labs first commercial expert system, ACE. He received a Bell Labs Fellow in 1990 for “pioneering work in artificial intelligence applications and technology and outstanding contributions in enabling organizations throughout AT&T to realize benefits from this technology.” He was later awarded an AT&T Fellow for this work. Vesonder also was involved with AT&T’s a2bmusic venture initially as Vice President, Research and Development and later as Chief Technology Officer. a2bmusic involved digital music distribution using audio compression software (AAC) and Digital Rights Management software both developed internally.
His professional and research activities emphasize software, software engineering and the relationship of small systems (embedded, sensor based) to large scale systems particularly in Cyber-Physical and Socio-Technical domains. Vesonder also is interested in applying these techniques, learning by doing and social media to graduate and post-graduate education and STEM for grade school and beyond.
Dr. Vesonder has authored over 40 research papers. He is both a Bell Labs and an AT&T Fellow. He has and is serving on multiple program committees, was a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Information Quality, and the International Journal of Computer Systems Science and Engineering. He was associate editor in charge of Telecommunications and Network Management of the journal, Intelligent Systems Review. He also served as a guest editor of the IEEE Communications Magazine.