Expert Witness - Ongoing
I was the US Government's expert witness for software development issues
in the case of Microsoft Corporation versus Commissioner of Internal
Revenue, the largest tax case ever brought in any country in history.
I have consulted in over 30 cases, primarily dealing with technology issues, and
including airline liability, aerial surveillance, engineering contract
performance standards, software company valuation, appropriate software industry
compensation, kinematics, and software design.
Patent Review- Ongoing
I have acted as a patent consultant for the US Government
and private firms, including reviewing patents for applicability to various cases
and for intrinsic value.
Systems Consultant, Kinko’s, Inc. Corporate
Headquarters, Ventura, CA
I developed Visual Basic and ACCESS database tools for analysis of
payroll and compensation issues related to corporate mergers and restructuring.
Systems Consultant, Allied Signal
I designed and wrote an automated requirements traceability matrix
tool for NASA’s International Space Station Alpha engineering support.
The tool featured a parser and database engine, and was developed in ACCESS
I developed a range of software to support electronic cash registers
for the restaurant and hospitality industry, including IBM 4680 Store Systems,
PCs, and AS-400s. Applications include database, systems, installation
configuration management, exception handling. (C, BASIC, Visual BASIC,
Independent Consultant, Senior Scientist
with Morton Associates, Inc.
I wrote Oil Spill Emergency and Contingency Plans (OSCEPs) and related
documents. I was the Senior Scientist and Principal Author of the
OSCEPs for 8 offshore oil platforms operated by Chevron. I did process-plant
risk analyses and wrote oil spill emergency response software and training
multimedia presentations on Macintoshes and PCs using Macromind Director;.
I authored the Commercial Fisheries Handbook for Proposed Exploratory
Drilling Operations, Cavern Point Unit, and was a contributing scientist
in related documents.
Independent Consultant Projects included:
I wrote INSP, an air quality regulatory compliance Management Information
System for Unocal, Inc.
I wrote the computer program, ECNA, Enhanced Criminal Network Analysis,
for Anacapa Sciences, using extensive configuration management under PVCS.
ECNA is used by over 10,000 law enforcement personnel worldwide.
Member of Technical Staff, General
Research Corporation, Santa Barbara, CA and McLean, VA
Strategic Defense Initiative Office [SDIO], Arlington, VA
Analysis of Soviet nuclear and conventional land/air threats and NATO and
Signal detection analysis. Research on the system dynamics of the
formation of dissident, terrorist, and criminal groups, based on management
science and critical systems approaches.
Computer simulation of heat flow, magnetic fields, electromagnetic scattering,
and neutron transport.
Numeric-based AI analysis of electrophysiologic data and other observable
human signals, including facial microgestures and voice spectral and discourse
Independent Consultant Projects included:
Systems analysis of missile range safety software for Vandenberg AFB (Control
In-Flight maneuverability testing, AGM-86 and
AGM-109 Tomahawk Cruise Missiles (Edwards, Kirtland AFB)
Software development for an optical measurement system (Nanometrics, Inc.)
Hardware/software engineering for military infrared detector testing (Santa Barbara
Software development for a color touch screen computer (Santa Barbara Laboratories).
Deterministic simulation of fire control system for the M-1 tank (Delco
Simulation of power characteristics for the Lycoming O-235 aircraft engine
(Santa Barbara Designs)
Development of shipboard fire control software [AN-SLQ-32], Raytheon, Santa
Development of real estate multiple listing database and print management
software, DA-Com, Santa Barbara
Senior Programmer, ITT Federal Electric Corp., Vandenberg AFB, CA,
Pillar Point AFS, CA
Development of missile range safety and auto-destruct software
Senior Programmer, Informatics, Inc., Jet
Propulsion Laboratories, Pasadena, CA
Development of telemetry and command software for support of NASA deep
space probes from the world-wide Deep Space Network [DSN] antenna array.
Physicist, Rockwell International Science
Center, Thousand Oaks, CA
Microwave remote sensing. Mössbauer studies of lunar rock
samples from Apollos 11 and 12. Microwave studies of the earth’s atmosphere.
Studies of crystal growth in gels.