Professor of electrical and computer engineering with significant industry experience in telecom, aerospace/defense, security, and healthcare application domains. Director of a university program that supports NASA’s Johnson Space Center and co-director of a connected infrastructure program that prototypes smart grid, smart energy, smart transportation, and other smart city projects. Research relates to those and other topics that touch on embedded computing systems and communication and networking protocols. Has held executive and senior engineering positions at companies including Hewlett-Packard, Compaq, and General Dynamics.

Formal Education

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M University
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M University
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M University

Career Highlights

  • Cofounder and CTO of a successful startup company in the area of smart grid technologies
  • Former Hewlett-Packard director and Distinguished Technologist
  • Prolific researcher with numerous published journal and conference papers in a wide range of subject areas as well as co-author of books about smart cities and smart grids
  • Principal Investigator and network engineering lead for an Internet2 research project in the area of end-to-end Quality of Service (QoS) for high-reliability applications
  • Created VIPER testbed network for real-time, end-to-end subjective evaluation of Voice-over-IP (VoIP) technologies
  • Developed a digital imaging system to enable real-time, remote medical diagnosis of microscopic tissue segments for intra-operative consultation in anatomic pathology and participated in other telemedicine technology projects
  • Named inventor on half a dozen issued U.S. patents relating to smart grid and wireless communications systems and methods

Expert Qualifications

  • Consulting expert for major technology companies in litigation, including AT&T, Cisco, Nortel, and Research in Motion (RIM)
  • Testifying expert for American Express in an Inter Partes Review (IPR) before the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board
  • Deposed as an expert in a U.S. District Court case in regard to a contract dispute stemming from an intellectual property license between companies in the telecommunications space