Audris Mockus worked at AT&T, then Lucent Bell Labs and Avaya Labs for 21 years. Now he is the Ericsson-Harlan D. Mills Chair professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of the University of Tennessee.
Mockus received a B.S. and an M.S. in Applied Mathematics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 1988. In 1991 he received an M.S. and in 1994 he received a Ph.D. in Statistics from Carnegie Mellon University.