Professor of computer science with more than two decades of industry experience.  Published in the fields of e-commerce and meta-heuristics.  Teaches upper-division courses including database systems, e-commerce security, computer networking, Internet programming, and user interfaces.  With full-stack expertise in database-backed websites and mobile apps and both an industry and academic perspective, regularly consults on shopping cart development, payment gateways, system integration, and security.

Formal Education

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Southern Methodist University 
  • M.S. in Computer Science, Texas State University 
  • B.B.A. in Finance with Honors, University of Texas

Career Highlights

  • Developed and marketed financial software that estimates real estate closing costs and a cloud storage app for Android
  • Hands-on experience with e-commerce, payment gateways, shopping cart software (e.g., WooCommerce and Shopify), and mobile app development
  • Created e-commerce websites, including in PHP and JavaScript
  • Has taught University courses in Android app development and security for e-commerce as well in artificial intelligence (AI), databases, Internet programming, and various languages

Expert Qualifications

  • Retained as an expert for plaintiffs and defendants in patent litigation involving technologies used by companies including Autotrader, Google, Sam’s Club, and Victoria’s Secret
  • Testifying expert for AT&T Mobility in litigation relating to Bitcoin cryptocurrency mining
  • Performed software source code review for the plaintiff in a patent infringement case relating to networked streaming media
  • Testified in deposition and trial in a U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas case about web-based search technologies
  • Deposed as an expert in each of parallel PTAB IPR and U.S.D.C. proceedings on technology for retail self-payment in a litigation filed against a chain of grocery stores
  • In a case filed against Fitbit, performed seven code reviews of their software, submitted an expert report, and testified regarding digital data capture via Bluetooth