David Belanger is currently the AT&T Labs Chief Scientist, and the Information & Software Systems Research Vice President at AT&T Labs in Florham Park, NJ. As Chief Scientist, he is responsible to the AT&T CTO for: identifying pre-product technology important to the future of AT&T, evaluating technology, building alignment within AT&T on technology directions, and serving as AT&T liaison to external technical communities, specifically universities, government agencies and industry laboratories. Dave joined AT&T Bell Laboratories in 1979 working in the area of database support for economic analysis for product lifecycles. This was followed by research on large scale data and information systems, and program generation for data manipulation systems. He has subsequently led research efforts in software systems and engineering, and information mining, and visualization. Prior to joining AT&T, Dave was on the Mathematics and Computer Science Faculty at University of South Alabama, a consultant for a variety of companies, and co-founder/VP of Gulf Coast Data Systems (a computing services company). He received his B. S. from Union College (NY) in Mathematics, and an M. S. and Ph.D., also in Mathematics, from Case Western Reserve University. In 1998, Dave was awarded the AT&T Science and Technology Medal for his contributions in very large scale information mining technology.