Kenneth Salter has been a Senior Software Engineer for Appligent for seven years. At Appligent, Dr. Salter has contributed to the engineering and programming of its software application products, focusing on information redaction technologies and on infrastructure common to many products. Before joining Appligent, Dr. Salter spent more than twenty years developing system software for Unisys Corporation. His major efforts involved:
- Management protocols for computer and telephony networks.
- Compilers for third generation programming languages.
Dr. Salter spent his first ten working years at Philco-Ford Corporation where he applied Bayesian decision theory to automatic pattern classification. His primary positions were:
- Chief programmer for the address directory software for a postal mail sorting system.
- Principal investigator in the study of requirements decomposition, culminating in the publication of A methodology for decomposing system requirements into data processing requirements.
Dr. Salter received engineering degrees from Lehigh University and the Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Life Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, a member of Eta Kappa Nu, and a Silver Life Master of the American Contract Bridge League. Dr. Salter resides in Pennsylvania with his wife, Mary, and their hibiscus plants, Lucy and Ethel.