Lennart Lövstrand

101 Landers Street +1 415-935-3656 (phone) lennart@lovstrand.com
San Francisco, CA 94114 +1 603-697-8437 (fax) http://www.lovstrand.com
  • Versatile systems and applications developer with 20+ years experience.
  • Special interests in networking (particularly electronic multimedia mail and web related services), graphical user interfaces, and systems design & development.
  • Proficient C, Objective-C, C++, Lisp, Scheme, Fortran, and Assembly programmer on UNIX/MACH (Linux, MacOS X, NeXTSTEP, SunOS), Windows NT/XP, TOPS-20, Interlisp-D, and CP/M.
  • GUI and visual design sense, experienced with Display PostScript, X11, Win32, HTML, JavaScript.
  • Customer centered, self-motivated and independent.
  • Fluent in English and Swedish, knowledgeable of German and French.
  • Dual US / Swedish Citizen.
2003 - present Self Employed San Francisco, CA, USA

Independent Software Developer & Consultant: C, C# / MacOS X, Windows XP.

  • Writing e-mail server software for Mailblocks Inc.
  • Producing simulation software for a consumer device for Sonata Systems, Inc.
  • Working on independent software development projects.
1997 - 2003 Microsoft Corporation Mountain View, CA, USA
1996 - 1997 WebTV Networks, Inc. Palo Alto, CA, USA

Senior Software Engineer: C / Solaris and C++, C# / Windows 2000 / XP.

  • Member of the Core Services Group with special responsibility for electronic messaging and infrastructure.
  • Designed and wrote a complete MIME message implementation, HTML rendering engine, and message storage architecture for the WebTV Service.
  • Designed and wrote a second generation service-based mail application featuring a retargetable backend architecture for Microsoft TV Services.
  • Created a graphical TV UI viewer/editor and tools for managing resource files.
  • Co-designed and implemented a scripting language called Jinx.
1991 - 1996 NeXT Computer, Inc. Redwood City, CA, USA

Senior Software Engineer: Objective-C under NEXTSTEP.

  • Wrote an extensive MIME implementation for NeXT’s Mail.app that includes support for enriched text, partial and external-body messages and added a number of new features such as escape completion, continuous sizing, search & focus, Emacs keybindings, URL highlighting, dynamic extensions, etc.
  • Wrote a Post Office and UNIX Gateway for a next generation Mail-2 Project.
  • Created a system administration tool for remote file system sharing (NFS).
  • Ported NEXTSTEP applications and libraries to proprietary RISC hardware.
  • Ported large portions of BSD4.4 to NEXTSTEP and general UNIX tools to Windows/NT. Responsible for networking and sysadmin commands.
  • Technical liaison and OpenStep consultant on loan to SunSoft, Inc.
1987 - 1991 Rank Xerox EuroPARC Cambridge, UK

Research Scientist: Research in Computer Supported Cooperative Work.

  • Principal investigator and implementor of the Khronika Project on event notifications and shared awareness. Project presented at ECSCW-91.
  • Core member and main implementor of the Buttons Project on user tailorability.
  • Co-author and implementor of the Referrals Project on electronic contacts.
  • Wrote tools and libraries for the EuroPARC integrated A/V environment.
  • Systems administrator of the lab’s computing environment.
  • Wrote and published ImageViewer, a popular ~20 format image converter and viewer for NEXTSTEP (freeware).
1986 ASEA Research and Innovation Linköping, Sweden


  • Designed and implemented a knowledge representation project.
1985 Xerox PARC Palo Alto, CA, USA


  • Wrote a prototype animated 3D information visualizer on an SGI 2400.
1983 - 1987 Linköping University Linköping, Sweden

Teaching / Research Assistant, Member of Technical Staff

  • System administrator responsible for electronic mail and networking.
  • Original author of the IDA Sendmail Enhancement Kit.
  • Taught programming in Scheme to members of the industry.
  • Taught Interlisp and Assembly programming to 2nd to 4th year university students
1982 - 1987 Linköping University Linköping, Sweden

Master of Science in Computer Science with Psychology and Linguistics

  • Specializing in general program construction and artificial intelligence.

Gaver, W., T. Moran, A. MacLean, L. Lövstrand, P. Dourish, K. Carter, B. Buxton; Realizing a Video Environment: EuroPARC's RAVE System, Proceedings of the Conference on Computer-Human Interaction (CHI-92), May 1992.

Lövstrand, L.; Being Selectively Aware with the Khronika Event Notification System, Proceedings of the European Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (ECSCW-91), October 1991.

MacLean, A., K. Carter, L. Lövstrand, T. Moran; User-Tailorable Systems: Pressing the Issues with Buttons, Proceedings of the Conference on Computer-Human Interaction (CHI-90), April 1990.

Lövstrand, L.; Electronic Mail Addressing in Theory and Practice, Department of Computer and Information Science, Linköping University, May 1987. Report no. LiTH-IDA-Ex-8715.

Lövstrand, L.; The Message Manager (MM) User’s Guide and Reference Manual, Editor, Department of Computer and Information Science, Linköping University, March 1986. Report no. IDA SYSDOC 31.1.

Lövstrand, L.; Proceedings of the First Annual SVADA Conference, Editor, October 1983.

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