BIO: Audris Mockus worked at AT&T, then Lucent Bell Labs and Avaya Labs for 21 years. Now he is the Ericsson-Harlan D. Mills Chair professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of the University of Tennessee.
He specializes in the recovery, documentation, and analysis of digital remains left as traces of collective and individual activity. He would like to reconstruct and improve the reality from these projections via methods that contextualize, correct, and augment these digital traces, modeling techniques that present and affect the behavior of teams and individuals, and
statistical models and optimization techniques that help understand the nature of individual and collective behavior. His work has improved the understanding of how teams of software engineers interact and how to measure their productivity.
Dr. Mockus received a B.S. and an M.S. in Applied Mathematics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 1988. In 1991 he received an M.S. and in 1994 he received a Ph.D. in Statistics from Carnegie Mellon University.