Doug Lea

Computer Scientist


Who is Doug Lea?

Douglas S. Lea is a professor of computer science at State University of New York at Oswego, where he specializes in concurrent programming and the design of concurrent data structures. He was on the Executive Committee of the Java Community Process and chaired JSR 166, which added concurrency utilities to the Java programming language. On October 22, 2010, Doug Lea notified the Java Community Process Executive Committee he would not stand for reelection. Lea was re-elected as an at-large member for the 2012 OpenJDK governing board.

He wrote Concurrent Programming in Java: Design Principles and Patterns, one of the first books about the subject. It is currently in its second edition. He is also the author of dlmalloc, a widely used public-domain implementation of malloc.

In 2013 he became a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery.

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on July 23, 2013


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