Dr. David Belanger is currently a Senior Research Fellow at Stevens Institute of Technology. Previously, he was Chief Scientist of AT&T Labs, Vice President of Information, Software & Systems Research at AT&T Labs, and creator of the AT&T InfoLab, an early participant in “Big Data” research and practice. He built the Software Engineering Research Department which provided software tools and techniques used across AT&T Bell Labs, and via open source, across the world. He also teaches and helps lead in the Business Intelligence & Analysis Master Degree program and the Center for Big Data Innovation. In addition, he is involved in consulting related to Big Data in areas such as Health Care, security, and Networking. Prior to AT&T, Dave was associate professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at University of South Alabama, and co-founder of Gulf Coast Data Systems (a computing services company). In 1998, Dave was awarded the AT&T Science and Technology Medal for contributions in very large scale information mining technology. In 2006, he was named an AT&T Fellow for “lifetime contributions in software, software tools, and information mining”. Dr. Belanger received the 2009 IEEE Communications Society Industrial Innovator Award. He is currently co-chair of the IEEE Big Data Initiative. Dr. Belanger received his B.S. degree in Mathematics from Union College (NY) in and received his M.S. and Ph.D. degree in Mathematics from Case Western Reserve University.