I received BS (with high distinction and highest honors), MS and PhD degrees in mathematics from The University of Michigan. My doctoral dissertation, "Estimates for Reproducing Kernels in Weighted Hilbert Spaces of Entire Functions," supervised by Professor B. A. Taylor, examined growth rates of reproducing kernels and polynomial approximation in a large class of Hilbert spaces. It is in the area of functional analysis and several complex variables.
Upon graduation, I became a Research Staff Member of the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York, where I spent 36 years as a research mathematician and manager. I did research in artificial intelligence, program correctness, queueing theory, telecommunications and information storage and retrieval, managing several groups of programmers and mathematicians, and spent several years as manager of technical recruiting where I was responsible for all technical hiring for the T. J. Watson Research Center and for all PhD hiring by the IBM Corporation.
During my tenure at IBM I won several Outstanding level awards, received four technical patents, published dozens of technical papers and reports and was responsible for creating three IBM products estimated to have been worth hundreds of millions of dollars to the corporation. I also spent much of that time as an adjunct professor of mathematics and computer science at a number of local universities, including Pace, SUNY Purchase, Polytechnic and Fordham. In addition, I opened Westchester Math and Physics where I tutor high school and college students throughout Westchester and Fairfield counties in mathematics and physics.