Former professor of computer science and independent engineering consultant and trainer. Specialized technical knowledge in the internal structure of the Linux operating system and the architecture of Linux-powered computer systems, including IoT devices. Was an early leader in the embedded Linux community, including serving as a contributing editor to a monthly magazine dedicated to the subject and a chair of conferences in the U.S. and Europe. Has trained thousands of engineers on Linux at more than fifty companies in over fifteen countries.

Formal Education

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Louisiana
  • M.S. in Computer Science, University of Louisiana
  • B.S. in Computer Science, University of Louisiana

Career Highlights

  • Produced and delivered custom training for up to 2,000 engineers per client in subjects including C, C++, Linux kernel and device drivers, embedded Linux, and Linux application development
  • Developed the C and C++ firmware and bootloader for an advanced network switch processor semiconductor product
  • Also wrote embedded software for lidar sensors
  • Designed and created performance monitoring tools using AWS (Amazon Web Services) Elasticsearch, Kibana, and filesystem
  • Enhanced an IoT device’s security by eliminating key vulnerabilities and participating in a security re-design

Expert Qualifications

  • For half a decade, led research for a patent intelligence and analytics company and assisted a testifying expert with evaluation of technical claims relating to WiFi (IEEE 802.11), WiMax, VoIP, GPS, cellular and wireless mobile networks including routing and LTE, audio-video multimedia, voice recognition and response, VPNs, and user interfaces in over a dozen patent litigations across the major court venues