WITI Hall of Fame

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Alicia Abella, Ph.D. Alicia Abella, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Innovative Services Research, AT&T Labs

Evelyn Berezin Evelyn Berezin
Management Consultant, Brookhaven Science Associates

Diane Pozefsky, Ph.D. Diane Pozefsky, Ph.D.
Research Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of North Carolina

Sophie V. Vandebroek, Ph.D. Sophie V. Vandebroek, Ph.D.
COO, IBM Research

Lynda Weinman Lynda Weinman
Co-Founder and Executive Chair, lynda.com



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Diane Pozefsky, Ph.D.

Diane Pozefsky, Ph.D.

Research Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of North Carolina

Inducted in: 2011

Diane Pozefsky is a professor at the University of North Carolina in the department of computer science. In 2004, she retired from her career at IBM where she worked over 20 years. At IBM, she was a member of the communication systems architecture department where she developed the specification and application of the systems network architecture (SNA), which is a large and complex feature-rich network.

In 2000 and in 1988, Diane worked with the Olympics to build and create network and application design. Her other career applications include networking protocols, storage networking, application development, and mobile computing.

In 1994, IBM issued Diane a fellowship in recognition for her work on APPN and AnyNet architectures and development. She holds 24 United States Patents.

Diane has written many publications: "Storage Networking: More than an SNA Anagram" in "NCP and 3745/46 Today," (Summer 2001); "MPTN Transport Gateway," with D. Ogle in SNA and TCP/IP "Enterprise Networking," Manning Publications Co, (1997); "Multiprotocol Transport Networking: Eliminating Application Dependencies on Communications Protocols" with R. Turner et al., "IBM Systems Journal volume 34 issue 3," pp. 472&ndash500, (July 1995). "Multiprotocol Transport Networking: A General Internetworking Solution" with K. Britton et al., Proceedings of 1993 International Conference on Network Protocols, pp. 14&ndash26, "IEEE Computer Society Press," (October 1993);

"SNA’s Design for Networking" with D. Pitt and J. Gray, "IEEE Network" volume 6 number 6, pp. 16&ndash31, (November 1992); "LAN-PBX Gateway Alternatives" with J. Gray and D. Pitt, Proceedings of the "IFIP TC 6/WG 6.4 International In-Depth Symposium on Local Communications Systems: LAN and PBX," pp. 143&ndash156, Elsevier Science Publishers, (1987); "SNA Networks of Small Systems" with Baratz et al., "Selected Areas in Communications" volume SAC-3 Number 3, pp. 416&ndash426, (May 1985).

"A Meta-Implementation for Systems Network Architecture," with F. D. Smith, "IEEE Transactions on Communications, COM-30(6)" pp. 1348&ndash1355, (June 1982); "Space-Efficient Storage Management in an Attribute Grammar Evaluator," with M. Jazayeri, "ACM Transactions on Programming Languages and Systems volume 3 issue 4," pp. 388&ndash404, (October 1981; "The SNA Meta-Implementation: Language and Applications," with F. D. Smith, "ICC '81 International Conference on Communications," 9.2.1-9.2.5, (June 1981); "A Space Improvement in the Alternating Semantic Evaluator," with M. Jazayeri, Proceedings of the "ACM 1980 Annual Conference," pp. 498&ndash504, (January 1980); "A Family of Pass-Oriented Attribute Grammar Evaluators," with M. Jazayeri, "Proceedings of the ACM 1978 Annual Conference," pp. 261&ndash270, (December 1978); "Efficient Multipass Evaluation of Attribute Grammars Without a Parse Tree," Proceedings 1977 "Conference Information Sciences and Systems," Johns Hopkins University, pp. 184&ndash89, (March 30-April 1, 1977); "Systems Programming Languages" with Bergeron et al. (as Shecter) in "Advances in Computers" 12, pp. 175&ndash284, (1972).

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