Electrical engineer with two decades of experience in the design of embedded systems with a particular emphasis on the internals of Linux and its filesystems.  One of the world’s leading experts on open-source GNU tools for software development.  Key specialties include high-complexity device drivers, software architecture, hardware-software trade off analysis, electronics circuit/schematic review, as well as platform integration and testing.  Also experienced with all major embedded processor families and many real-time operating systems..

Formal Education

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Career Highlights

  • Creator of an online, University-affiliated, hands-on three-semester certificate program in embedded programming
  • Developed the embedded software for the trucking industry’s most popular trip computer and first all-software anti-theft system
  • Consulting embedded systems developer with clients including Sony, LG, and Qualcomm
  • Frequent speaker, conference chair, and advisory board member for the annual Embedded Systems Conference
  • Developed a hands-on training program for embedded Linux, which was delivered worldwide in both private and public settings
  • Former contributing editor of Embedded Systems Design magazine
  • Member of the engineering team for several evidential breath-alcohol analysis devices

Expert Qualifications

  • Testifying expert for DirecTV for reverse engineering of electronic devices for interception of copyrighted satellite TV broadcasts
  • Qualified as an expert and testified before judges and juries in several U.S. District Courts