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As Google’s vice president of engineering, Stuart Feldman is responsible for the health and productivity of Google’s engineering offices in the eastern part of the Americas, Asia, and Australia. He also has executive responsibility for a number of Google products.
Before joining Google, he worked at IBM for 11 years. Most recently, he was vice president for computer science in IBM Research, where he drove the long-term and exploratory worldwide science strategy in computer science and related fields, led programs for open collaborative research with universities, and influenced national and global computer science policy.
Prior to that, Feldman served as vice president for Internet technology and was responsible for IBM strategies, standards and policies relating to the future of the Internet, and managed a department that created experimental Internet-based applications. Earlier, he was the founding director of IBM’s Institute for Advanced Commerce, which was dedicated to creating intellectual leadership in e-commerce.
Before joining IBM in mid-1995, he was a computer science researcher at Bell Labs and a research manager at Bellcore (now Telcordia). In addition, he was the creator of Make as well as the architect for a large new line of software products at Bellcore.
Feldman did his academic work in astrophysics and mathematics and earned his AB at Princeton and his PhD at MIT. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Mathematics by the University of Waterloo in 2010. He is former President of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and member of the board of directors of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). He received the 2003 ACM Software System Award. He is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, of the ACM, and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and serves on a number of government advisory committees.