Theodore G. Lewis

Theodore G. Lewis


Department of Computer Science
Graduate School of Operational and Information Sciences
Monterey, CA 93943

(831) 656-2830 (voice)


Ted Lewis is Professor of Computer Science and National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School, and a former affiliate of CISAC. Prior to January 2002, he was Director, Digital Business Development and Sr. VP of Eastman Kodak Company. Before joining Kodak, Lewis was President and CEO of DaimlerChrysler Research and Technology, North America, Inc., a subsidiary of DaimlerChrysler Corp. He next was Chairman of Computer Science (1993-1997) at NPS. Prior to 1993, he was a Professor of Computer Science at Oregon State University and Director of OACIS—a University-Industry Research Center created to transfer technology from research into products. He has led multi-million dollar projects involving teams of energetic, creative, and intelligent people, developed a part-time writing career, and established himself as a key consultant to a number of Silicon Valley companies.

Lewis holds degrees in Mathematics (BS) and Computer Science (MS, Ph.D.) and has over 30 years of experience with computers, including recently designing e-commerce systems, web-zines, web-enabled databases, re-engineering large-scale enterprise systems, implementing video teleconferencing systems for distance learning, defining software products for information appliances, performing technology and marketing assessments of network appliances, and advising clients on product definitions for World Wide Web products. Lewis has performed consulting jobs involving WebTV, Bay Networks, Hitachi, IBM-Education, NCR, Boehringer-Mannheim, Samsung, game-maker TecMagik, military simulation designer Advanced Telecommunications, Inc., U.S. Department of Defense's Directorate of Technical Information Center, U.S. Marine Corps, and DaimlerChrysler. He has advised the governments of Taiwan, Egypt, Mexico, and Italy in the areas of economic development and technology development parks. He has worked as an expert witness for Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati, of Palo Alto, CA.

Dr. Lewis has extensive experience in the technical publishing industry, having served as the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Software magazine 1987-1990, Computer magazine 1993-1994, Editorial Board member of IEEE Spectrum magazine 1990-1998, and was elected to the Governing Board of the Computer Society, twice. Widely read in the computer industry, Lewis writes the Binary Critic column for IEEE Computer magazine, and has written the "Wired Wired World" column for IEEE Internet Computing. He is also an occasional contributor to Scientific American, Upside, and other trade periodicals. George Gilder said this about Lewis' 1997 business book, The Friction-Free Economy (HarperCollins, 1997): "Ted Lewis is the most lucid and learned writer on the coming convergent crises in software and hardware architecture." His most recent textbook, co-authored with Hesham El-Rewini, is titled, Distributed and Parallel Computing (Prentice-Hall, 1997). In 1999, Lewis published his 30th book, Microsoft Rising (IEEE Computer Society Press).

Other Affiliations

Naval Postgraduate School