to the SCS Advisory Board
SCS Advisory Board Member Bios:
Frederick P. Brooks
Clinton W. Kelly, III
VP, Sun Laboratories
Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Dr. Mitchell is a Sun Fellow and in charge of Sun Laboratories.
Prior to this, he was Chief Technology Officer, Java Consumer
& Embedded. Before this, Dr. Mitchell was in charge of
Technology & Architecture in the Java Software Division.
Prior to his involvement with Java Technology, Dr. Mitchell
was in charge of the Spring distributed, object-oriented operating
system research in Sun Laboratories and SunSoft.
Before joining Sun in 1988, Dr. Mitchell was head of research
and development for Acorn Computers (U.K.), where the ARM
RISC chip was designed, and President of the Acorn Research
Center in Palo Alto, California. In 1980-81 he was Senior
Visiting Fellow at the Cambridge University Computing Laboratory.
From 1971-84 he was at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center
and was a Xerox Fellow.
Dr. Mitchell has been working with computers since 1962 at
the University of Waterloo where he and three other undergraduates
developed the first WATFOR compiler. He has a Ph.D. from Carnegie-
Mellon University and has worked on programming language design
& implementation (Mesa, Euclid, C++, Java), interactive
programming systems, dynamic interpretation & compilation,
document preparation systems, user interface design, distributed
transactional file systems, and distributed, object-oriented
operating systems. He has also worked on the design of hardware
for computer graphics, high-level language execution, and
audio input output.
Reprinted with kind permission from Jim Mitchell.