Jim Waldo, Sun Microsystems
Jim Waldo is a Distinguished Engineer with Sun Microsystems, where he is the principle investigator of the Neuromancer project. Prior to (re)joining Sun Labs, Jim was the lead architect for Jini, a distributed programming system based on Java. While at Sun, Jim has done research and product development in the areas of object-oriented programming and systems, distributed computing, and user environments. Before joining Sun, Jim spent eight years at Apollo Computer and Hewlett Packard working in the areas of distributed object systems, user interfaces, class libraries, text and internationalization. While at HP, he led the design and development of the first Object Request Broker, and was instrumental in getting that technology incorporated into the first OMG CORBA specification. He edited the book "The Evolution of C++: Language Design in the Marketplace of Ideas" (MIT Press), and was one of the authors of "The Jini Specification" (Addison Wesley). Jim is an adjunct faculty member of Harvard University, where he teaches distributed computing in the department of computer science. Jim received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst). He also holds M.A. degrees in both linguistics and philosophy from the University of Utah. He is a member of the IEEE and ACM.