Former assistant professor of computer science who taught graduate courses in operating system and compiler design and later spent decades working in the design of computer software and hardware including for datacom equipment. Experienced in managing teams of talented engineers and support personnel. Has been an independent consultant for many years.

Formal Education

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Stanford University
  • M.S. in Computer Science, University of Virginia
  • B.S. in Mathematics, California State Polytechnic Pomona

Career Highlights

  • Skilled in the fields of digital file formats, fonts, encryption and digital signatures
  • Assisted in the signals search for extraterrestrial intelligence by developing a 1 million point Fast Fourier Transform (FFT)
  • Designed and developed a high resolution film output system
  • Founder of a University research laboratory on interactive TV
  • While working at Control Data, was an independent inventor of an important data structure known as B-Trees
  • Founded, led, and then sold a leading maker of terminal protocol converters for IBM and Univac mainframes
  • Named inventor on over a dozen issued U.S. patents, as well as several foreign patents

Expert Qualifications

  • Has served as a technical expert in litigation relating to patent infringement, trade secrets and software copyright