Independent consultant and former vice president of engineering with significant experience leading development of enterprise software systems, including systems for electronic payments, information management, and e-commerce. More than two decades of work in software industries and a strong background in core natural sciences to the analysis of neural networks and other complex mission-critical information management systems. Regularly consults with clients on the review of software written in a wide range of programming languages that include C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, Perl, and assembly, as well as SQL and markup languages.

Formal Education

  • M.S. in Nuclear Engineering, University of California Berkeley
  • B.S. in Physics, Stanford University

Career Highlights

  • Former director of software engineering process for modernization of a mission-critical legacy payment system for Visa International
  • Managed the team at Apple that initiated use of C++ for automated functional testing in quality assurance for the MacOS operating system
  • As R&D project manager for a manufacturer of CT scanners, developed and led a quality assurance program to comply with FDA regulations
  • Former instructor at the Nuclear Power School of the U.S. Navy

Expert Qualifications

  • Consulting and testifying expert witness for plaintiffs and defendants in technology litigation, including in cases involving such companies as Apple, eBay, Google, Huawei, Maxim, Research in Motion, Samsung, Sun Microsystems, Tektronix, Yahoo, and YouTube
  • Testifying expert for a plaintiff bank against PayPal in an alleged infringement of patented electronic payment technology
  • Expert for the defense in a criminal case of computer access and fraud in a California Superior Court
  • Deposed twice as an expert on behalf of the owner of two covered business method patents under Inter Partes Review before the PTAB of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Expert witness for the defendant in a U.S. District Court software trade secrets dispute between major players in the flower delivery business