David Belanger

David Belanger
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David Belanger was born on December 8th, 1944 in Rockville, CT. He received a BS in Mathematics in 1966 from Union College, a MS in Mathematics in 1968 from Case Institute of Technology, and a PhD in Mathematics in 1971 from Case Western Reserve University. From 1971-79 he was employed on the faculty of University of South Alabama, and served as a consultant for the US Army Corps of Engineers from 1973-79. He founded Gulf Coast Data Systems in 1977, and in 1979, he joined AT&T Bell Labs, where he spent most of his career, retiring in 2012 as AT&T Labs Chief Scientist, where he explored topics in data management, analysis, and visualization. He was heavily involved with the AT&T Research InfoLab, and the formation of the AT&T Shannon Laboratories, after the separation of Bell Labs.

Belanger was an IEEE Life Member and served in many IEEE volunteer positions, including the chair of IEEE Transactions on Big Data, IEEE Big Data Community Co-Chair, and the IEEE Globecom Industrial Relations Chair. He was the recipient of the 2009 IEEE Communications Society Industrial Innovator Award, an AT&T Fellow for “lifetime contributions in software, software tools, and information mining”, and the recipient of the 1998 AT&T Science and Technology Medal for contributions in very large scale information mining technology.

Belanger died on November 18th, 2022.