Professional Amateur Coin-operated
Position: Professor, Rutgers University, and Chair, Department of Library and Information Science.
In the 1960's I worked for the SMART project, wrote much of their retrieval code and did many of the retrieval experiments, as well as obtaining a PhD in Chemical Physics. In the 1970's I worked in the group that built Unix and I wrote Unix tools for word processing (tbl, refer), compiling (lex), and networking (uucp). In the 1980's I worked on specific information systems applications, mostly with geography (a system for driving directions) and dictionaries (a system for disambiguating words in context), as well as running a research group at Bellcore. And in the 1990s I have worked on a large chemical information system, the CORE project, with Cornell, OCLC, ACS and CAS. From 1998-2002 I was head of the Division of Information and Intelligent Systems at the National Science Foundation. Currently I am on the faculty of the Library and Information Science Department, SCILS (School of Communication, Information, and Library Studies), Rutgers University. I received the ``Flame'' award for lifetime achievement from Usenix in 1994, I am a Fellow of the ACM, and in 2005 I was elected to the National Academy of Engineering. You can read my publication list if you wish.
Michael Lesk Rm 306, SCILS Rutgers University 4 Huntington St New Brunswick, NJ 08901 732-932-7500 ext. 8230 firstname.lastname@example.org
Digital Libraries Library preservation
Information Retrieval Networks & Misc.
Talks in UK: Cyberinfrastructure talk; Million-Book.