F. Kenneth Zadeck,
Ph.D., Founder, Chief Technology Officer.
Kenneth Zadeck co-founded NaturalBridge in 1996. He is an expert in Java
and has done extensive work regarding the challenges of implementing large
server applications in Java. He is also a recognized authority in Static
Single Assignment (SSA). At NaturalBridge, Dr. Zadeck led the development
of BulletTrain, a state of the art Java compiler and runtime.
Prior to founding NaturalBridge, Dr. Zadeck was a Research Staff
Member in the Computer Science Department at IBM T.J. Watson Research
Center, where he worked on automatic generation of machine-specific
optimizers. From 1986 to 1992 Dr. Zadeck was an Assistant Professor in
the Computer Science Department at Brown University. From 1983 to 1986
Dr. Zadeck was a Research Staff Member in the Math Department at IBM
T.J. Watson Research Center where he co-developed the Static Single
Assignment (SSA) representation used in compiler data flow analysis.
Dr. Zadeck is the author of papers
on optimization technology, attribute grammar systems, incremental
computation, and programming environments. He received his Ph.D.,
M.S. and B.S. in applied mathematics from Rice University.
Kenneth Zadeck is also the winner (with R. Cytron, J. Ferrante,
B. K. Rosen and M. Wegman) of the 2006 ACM SIGPLAN Programming
Languages Achievement Award.