Professor of computer science with more than two decades of industry experience in information technology and cybersecurity.  Has significant expertise in a range of technologies from connected vehicle systems and other networked computers to human computer interfaces and augmented reality.  Has also worked extensively in the areas of data centers and cloud storage and in system administration.

Formal Education

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering, University of North Texas
  • M.S. in Computer Science, University of North Texas
  • B.S. in Computer Science, University of North Texas

Career Highlights

  • While a software engineer at Fidelity, led a project to automate end-user SSH PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) lifecycle management
  • Researched machine learning log analysis and singularity container systems for HPC workload deployment at Los Alamos National Labs
  • At General Dynamics, supported hardware and software infrastructure based on VMware, Solaris, NetApp filers, Windows and Red Hat Linux
  • Provided on-site data center support for major clients Sun Microsystems, Hewlett Packard, General Motors, and OnStar
  • Completed PhD thesis in connected autonomous vehicle systems
  • Solaris Certified System Administrator (SCSA) and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • Maintained UNIX systems for the U.S. Air Force Central Command’s Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Division as well as service Sun Microsystems equipment at secure and commercial sites
  • As a Sun Microsystems subject matter expert engineer, conducted hardware and software fault isolation, root cause analysis, and reports on Sun servers, storage arrays, and workstations
  • Developed in-house reporting tools to gather email and SMS messages, parse them, and automate follow-on actions

Expert Qualifications

  • Retained as a testifying expert in patent litigations relating to technologies used by such companies as Fitbit and Google
  • Has performed a number of software source code reviews, including for digital data capture via Bluetooth wireless interfaces
  • Also retained as an expert in software development, back-end services, APIs, and networking in a contract dispute