Dr. Greg Brewster

Dr. Greg Brewster is an Associate Professor at DePaul University in Chicago, Ill. Greg earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Greg began his career as a researcher/developer at AT&T Bell Laboratories in Naperville, IL. In 1990, he came to DePaul University as director of the telecommunications curriculum, and was Associate Dean in charge of technology laboratories and distance learning facilities from 2002 until 2008. As a network technologies expert, he led DePaul to becoming the first university in the United States to gain IPv6 curriculum certification from the IPv6 Forum.

One of Greg's favorite advanced networking technologies is Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS), a technology that assigns labels to data packets to optimize network performance and management. MPLS has fundamentally changed Internet business services over the past 15 years.

After discussions with CEO Chris Wolff in 2012 he realized that these transformational concepts could be applied to text and turned his research to natural language processing, text mining and text categorization. He is lead designer of the Auto-Categorization and Retrieval Engine (ACRE).