Professor emeritus of computer science at one university and an associate professor of the same at another. Also a software consultant and a leader with experience in every phase of software product development and management. Visionary, thinker, founder, writer, speaker and mentor experienced in startups, mid-size, and large companies. As an early member and technical leader of an international industry consortium, helped to establish and standardize line-of-sight communication protocols between handheld mobile devices. Guided and managed development of system and application software for infrared and Bluetooth data communications including the infrared beaming capability for the original Palm Pilot and other mobile devices that ran PalmOS.

Formal Education

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Oregon State University
  • M.S. in Computer Science, Brigham Young University
  • B.S. in Computer Science, Brigham Young University

Career Highlights

  • Consultant and subject matter expert in software development, AI (artificial intelligence), data analytics, cybersecurity, cryptography, e-commerce, wireless communications, data networking, embedded systems, and web technologies
  • Founder and former director of a university’s mobile computing lab that researched wireless data communications for embedded systems
  • Former vice president of research and development of an early mover and leading player in the infrared communications industry
  • Inventor of two U.S. Patents, including one for wireless data transfer
  • Author of a book about line-of-sight wireless data communications

Expert Qualifications

  • Consulting and testifying expert for plaintiffs and defendants, including Microsoft, Amazon, Cisco, Netgear, Toyota, and Google
  • Retained by Apple as a testifying expert in multiple cases and venues, including on issues of non-infringement before the U.S. ITC and also on invalidity in an inter partes reexamination at the U.S. PTO
  • Specialist in software source code review for litigation