Narain H. Gehani, a world-renowned expert in Web technologies, software, and databases is the author of many computer books including best selling books on UNIX typesetting and C. Narain was at Bell Labs for twenty three years from 1978 to 2001 where his last position was that of Research Vice President, Communications Software Research.
Narain got his PhD in computer science from Cornell University in 1975. He taught computer science for 3 years at SUNY/Buffalo and then joined Bell Labs in 1978. He has served on numerous program conference committees and was an ACM National Lecturer for several years. Narain has co-authored several pioneering software systems including the Ode object database, Concurrent C/C++ parallel programming language, and the Stair9 Web-based customer care system. Narain holds several patents, and has published many papers in computer science.