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Richard LeBlanc

Richard J. LeBlanc, Jr. received the B.S. degree in physics from Louisiana State University in 1972 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer sciences from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 1974 and 1977, respectively. He is a Professor and the Associate Dean of the College of Computing of the Georgia Institute of Technology where he has been a faculty member since January, 1978.

Dr. LeBlanc's research interests include software engineering, programming language design and implementation, and programming environments. Most of his research work, particularly that associated with the Clouds Project, has involved application of these interests in distributed computing systems. He is also interested in specification-based software development methodologies and tools. Prof. LeBlanc has served as a technical consultant to industry on the Ada language and Ada compilation techniques. He has done consulting work with the Lockheed Aeronautical Systems Company on the development of a specification-based methodology for producing highly reliable digital flight control software and has served as a consultant on software reliability and fault tolerance to corporations in the computing and telecommunications industries.

He has published a successful textbook on compiler construction ("Crafting a Compiler" and "Crafting a Compiler with C") that has been adopted at over 100 colleges and universities.

Dr. LeBlanc is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery, the IEEE Computer Society and Sigma Xi.

Contact information:

At Georgia Tech:
College of Computing
801 Atlantic Drive
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0280
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