Robert Field is a Senior IST Technologist at Rutgers Medical School (RMS) in the school of Biomedical Sciences. For nearly 40 years, Field was with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) prior to its merger with Rutgers. His career began with the Laboratory Computer Network (LCN) and Scientific Computing group, as a Data Base Systems Programmer, developing database applications across a range of operating systems and networking environments. During his tenure at LCN, he and V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai, the inventor of email, were colleagues. His work today focuses on supporting various academic computing initiatives at Rutgers.