Gary Merrill North Carolina State University
Out of graduate school, I taught about ten years as an academic philosopher at Loyola University. I then morphed into a software engineer (primarily compilers and software tools) and engineering manager for about fifteen years working at Bell Labs, Lattice, Inc., and SAS Institute. Next I moved into the pharmaceutical industry, working initially as a software engineer (information retrieval, computational linguistics, knowledge based systems, and data mining) on the IT side and then on to more in the areas of information extraction, knowledge exploration, and formal ontologies in biomedicine. I spent about four years with GlaxoWellcome, a year with Novartis, and eight years with GlaxoSmithKline (from which I took early retirement in early 2010). I have now returned to university teaching in philosophy to some degree, and more details can be found on my web site at NC State.