Dr. David Belanger

School: School of Business
Building: Babbio
Room: 409
Phone: 201 216 3392
Email: dbelange@stevens.edu

  • B. S., Union College (NY) in Mathematics
  • M. S. and Ph.D., Mathematics, Case Western Reserve University


General Information

David Belanger retired as AT&T Labs Chief Scientist.  For 15 years, he was V. P. of Information, Software, & Systems Research at AT&T Labs, leading research in topics ranging from computer science and data management, to analysis and visualization of data, and applications among areas such as:  fraud, service/network  operations, marketing, and mobility.   This role included creation of the AT&T Research InfoLab for the exploration of creating more value from data.  His career includes 17 years at Bell Labs, much of it as head of research in  software systems and engineering; faculty of Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Science at University of South Alabama; a variety of consulting engagements; and founding of a small data services company. He is currently co-chair of the IEEE Big Data Community. 


  • University of South Alabama, Assistant/Associate Professor, 1971-1979
  • US Army Corps of Engineers, Consultant, 1973-1979
  • Gulf Coast Data Systems, Founder/VP, 1977-1979
  • Bell Telephone Labs, MTS/Supervisor, 1979-1985
  • AT&T Bell Labs, Department Head, 1985-1996
  • AT&T Labs, VP/Chief Scientist, 1996-2012
  • Stevens Institute of Technology, Senior Research Fellow, 2012 - 


Professional Service

Chair IEEE DataPort Project; Chair Steering Committee of IEEE Transactions on Big Data; Member IEEE Products and Services Committee.

Honors & Awards
  • IEEE Communications Society Industrial Innovator Award – 2009
  • AT&T Fellow for “lifetime contributions in software, software tools, and information mining” - 2006
  • AT&T Science and Technology Medal for contributions in very large scale information mining technology - 1998
  • Senior member, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
  • TechAmerica  (nee ITAA) Board of Directors – 2004 –
  • TechAmerica Chair of Commercial Policy Board   2011-
  • Distinguished Engineer Award, Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Board of Advisors at several Universities
  • Co-Chair REAL Commission -http://www.techamericafoundation.org/real-commission-appointments
  • NSF National Visitors Committee - BATEC - 2012 -
  • Chair IEEE Big Data Initiative 2015 - 
Professional Societies

IEEE Senior Member; ACM Distinguished Engineer;

Patents & Inventions

37 Patents Awarded

  • BIA 652 Multivariate Data Analysis I
  • BIA 678 Big Data Seminar