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Brian D Friedman

Murray Hill, NJ, USA
Member of Technical Staff

Education

MS in Advanced Technology, Specialization in Computer Science
Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering
University Center at Binghamton
Graduated with academic honors in May 1988

BS in Computer Science/Electronics
State University of New York at Binghamton
Graduated with academic honors in May 1986

Biography

Born in Queens, NY.
Grew up in Plainview, NY (out on Long Island).
Attended college and graduate school in Binghamton, NY.
Moved to New Jersey in 1988 when I started with AT&T.
Have lived in New Jersey ever since.

Honors and Awards

12/2009:  Bell Labs Teamwork Award
09/2008:  Bell Labs Teamwork Award
07/01/2008:  Arno Venture Transition Award
12/07/2004:  Certificate of Recognition
06/15/2004:  Certificate of Recognition
12/20/2001:  GROWS Recognition Award
08/16/2000:  Bravo Award - for a Job Well Done
02/04/2000:  Certificate of Recognition
10/1999:  Recognition Award
03/31/1998:  Certificate of Reuse
12/1992:  Quality Recognition Award
1991:  "10 in 5" Award
12/1991:  RBOC OS CBU Peer Recognition Award
11/04/1991:  Network Services Operations Quality Award
08/06/1990:  NSO Above and Beyond Award
03/1990:  Individual Performance Award

Professional Activities

I am primarily a software developer, but I also have considerable experience in UI design, databases, systems administration and software configuration management.   I've also done some project management and have written my share of documentation over the years.


Selected Articles and Publications

B. D. Friedman, M. J. Burns and J. Cao, "Enterprise Social Networking Data Analytics Within Alcatel-Lucent," Bell Labs Tech. J., 18:1 (2014), 89-109.

J. Cao, H. Gao, L. E. Li, and B. Friedman, "Enterprise Social Network Analysis and Modeling: A Tale of Two Graphs," Proc. 32nd IEEE Internat. Conf. on Comput. Commun. (INFOCOM '13) (Turin, Ita., 2013), pp. 2382-2390.

M. J. Burns and B. D. Friedman, "A Multidimensional Approach to Characterizing and Visualizing Latent Relationships in Enterprise Social Networks," Bell Labs Tech. J., 17:1 (2012), 201-217.

M. J. Burns, R. B. Craig, Jr., B. D. Friedman, P. D. Schott, and C. Senot, "Transforming Enterprise Communications Through the Blending of Social Networking and Unified Communications," Bell Labs Tech. J., 16:1 (2011), 19-34.

Patents

System and method of determining enterprise social network usage
Inventors:    Jin Cao, Li Erran Li, Hongyu GAO, Brian D. Friedman
Publication number:    US20130151429 A1
Publication type:    Application
Application number:    US 13/688,885
Publication date:    Jun 13, 2013
Filing date:    Nov 29, 2012
Abstract:     According to an embodiment, a computing system includes at least one computing device including a processor configured to use a logistic regression model to provide an indication of a relationship between a user's position within an enterprise and how the user interacts with <span class="_wysihtml5-temp-placeholder"></span>other users of an enterprise social network.

Technique For Multi-Dimensionally Determining Strength Of An Item In A Weighted List Based On Tagging
Inventors:    Brian D. Friedman, Christophe Senot, Michael J. Burns
Original Assignee:    Alcatel-Lucent Usa Inc.
Publication number:    US20110295859 A1
Publication type:    Application
Application number:    US 12/945,929
Publication date:    Dec 1, 2011
Filing date:    Nov 15, 2010
Abstract:     A weighted list may be visually shown on a website, e.g., as a tag cloud, object cloud, etc. The font size of each item in the weighted list may indicate its strength relative to the other items in the same. The strength of a weighted list item is determined based at least on multi-dimensional weights accorded to applications by users of a given tag to an object. For example, each multi-dimensional weight may be an aggregate of weight measures of two or more of quantity-based dimensions, time-based dimensions, social distance-based dimensions, semantic similarity dimensions, etc.

Technique For Determining And Indicating Strength Of An Item In A Weighted List Based On Tagging
Inventors:    Brian D. Friedman
Original Assignee:    Alcatel-Lucent Usa Inc.
Publication number:    US20110296345 A1
Publication type:    Application
Application number:    US 12/788,442
Publication date:    Dec 1, 2011
Filing date:    May 27, 2010
Abstract:     A weighted list may be visually shown on a website, e.g., as a tag cloud, object cloud, etc. The font size of each item in the weighted list indicates its strength relative to the other items in the same. The strength of a weighted list item is determined based at least on individual weights associated with the users who applied a given tag to an object. For example, the item in the weighted list may represent the given tag in a tag cloud, or the object in an object cloud. The respective weights associated with the users when applying the given tag to the object may be different from one another because of different qualities of the users. For example, the weight associated with a user varies with the number of times the given tag was applied to that user.