Who is Danny Lange?
Dr. Danny B. Lange is Principal Development Manager in the Startup Business Group at Microsoft where he is leading a product team focused on large-scale Machine Learning for Big Data. Prior to SBG, he was the architect in Bing responsible for Mobile Search. He is known for his invention of the Java Aglet, a lightweight mobile agent for the Java programming environment. In 2000, IBM Research turned the Java Aglets project into an Open Source project. He has authored the two most frequently cited works on mobile agent technology. In addition to his software agent work, he has also made significant contributions in the areas of hypertext technology, object-oriented database modeling, and Design Pattern visualization techniques.
As CTO of General Magic, Inc., – 1997 to 2001 – Danny has built the architecture for its voice response service. His early work with General Magic resulted in the invention of software agents, which monitor and act on Web content on behalf of a user, and when necessary, interacts with the user via voice. Through his work on General Motor’s OnStar Virtual Advisor, Danny provided the foundation for the development of one of the largest deployments of an intelligent personal assistant until the arrival of Siri.