David Belanger (dbelange)

David Belanger

Senior Lecturer

Babbio Center 433J
(201) 216-5385


  • PhD (1971) CWRU (Mathematics)
  • MS (1968) Case Institute of Technology (Mathematics)
  • BS (1966) Union College (NY) (Mathematics)


Research in big data engineering, science, and governance. Research and consulting in the structure and strategy of top tier research organizations.

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 -

Institutional Service

  • BIA Program Committee Member

Professional Service

  • STC - Saudi Arabian Telecom Advisor
  • This is creating a new, significant product from scratch, including partnerships for marketing. Lead IEEE Dataport
  • NJEdge Member
  • Standards Member
  • NJBDA Goverment Relations Committee Member
  • NJBDA Research Journal Member of Editorial Board
  • Journal Chair - Steering Committee IEEE Transactions on Big Data
  • IEEE Committee Member
  • IEEE Leader
  • IEEE Transactions on Big Data Chair
  • IEEE along with NIST Member of Steering Committee
  • IEEE Big Data Community Co-Chair
  • European Commision study on "Big Data and B2B platforms: the next opportunity for Europe" – Regulatory barriers and market deficiencies Expert Contributor
  • NJBDA V.P. Entrepreneurship
  • Baidu Senior Consultant and Chair of Advisory Board
  • Canada First Research and Education Fund Evaluator
  • Several Program Committee Member
  • IEEE Globecom Industrial Relations Chair

Consulting Service

Consultant to various, international corporations, and expert advisor on international projects. These currently include: Baidu; STC (Saudi Telecom); IEEE, and others.


Lead: Baidu Research Advisory Board.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

A lead initiator, and chair of IEEE DataPort Project (dataport.ieee.org).
Elected Leader of NJBDA Committee on Entrepreneurship.

Honors and 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

  • ACM – ACM Senior member
  • IEEE – IEEE Senior member

Grants, Contracts and Funds

NSF Convergence Accelerator Track E: Near Real-Time Global Ocean Wave Mapping for Enhanced Blue Economy Using Existing Ships and Offshore Platforms (submitted).
Proposal Number: 2132660
> Title: SII-Center: SPECTRA: Spectrum Policies, Economics, Coexistence, and Technological Research Advancements (not awarded)

Patents and Inventions

35 Patents Awarded

Selected Publications

Journal Article


    BIA678 - Big Data Technologies - 2 Sections in Fall 2020, Spring 2021, and Fall 2021.
    MGT - 815-WS2 Intermission 2021
    BIA - 800 Summer 2020, Spring 2021