Former assistant professor of computer science and advisor to technology startups with specialized expertise in enterprise database architectures and electronic voting machines. Research interests include relational (RDBMS) and object databases (OODBMS) and other related database technologies, e-commerce systems, renewable energy and energy efficiency, voting machine privacy, and spam fighting. Also a specialist in supply chains and distributed computing. Actively involved with the IEEE, for which he is currently a senior member and has chaired and coordinated technical committees relating to database engineering and voting machine standards.

Formal Education

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Stanford University
  • M.S. in Computer Science, Stanford University
  • B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science, City University of New York

Career Highlights

  • Former coordinator of an electronic voting standards committee and author of a book chapter about electronic voting and privacy
  • Author of two book chapters and about thirty academic papers and articles about various aspects of database design and architecture
  • For over a decade was a senior research scientist at Stanford in the areas of database systems and electronic commerce
  • Inventor of a patented method of spam prevention
  • Author of a widely-translated and internationally-influential textbook about the Pascal programming language

Expert Qualifications

  • Retained as an expert for both plaintiffs and defendants in numerous technology litigations, including in relation to technologies from Adobe, Amazon, eBay, Dell, Electronic Arts, Google, Intuit, Lenovo, Microsoft, Oracle and Symantec
  • Testifying expert on behalf of Apple in a patent litigation case before the U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Texas
  • Submitted expert reports and declarations, testified in a Markman tutorial hearing, and was deposed twice in a high-profile dispute over patents in relational database technology
  • Testifying expert in about half a dozen Inter Partes Review (IPR) proceedings before the U.S. PTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board