Technical Expertise

2020 – Program Lead for Transformational Technology at Southern Methodist University Hunt Institute for Engineering & Humanity

  • Strategy formulation and engineering lead for all transformational technology projects at the Hunt Institute.

2018 – 2020 Fellow at Southern Methodist University Hunt Institute for Engineering & Humanity

  • Provide technical consulting for the Hunt Institute’s inclusive economic development projects in the areas of IoT and Blockchain.

2017 – Adjunct Professor of Telecommunications and Network Engineering, Southern Methodist University’s Graduate School of Electrical Engineering

2003 – Olivier Consulting Inc. – Dallas, Texas
Lead Technology Research and Intellectual Property investigations in the following areas:

  • Technology related to mobile camera system’s software systems architecture. HTC Corporation
  • Technology related to gateway protocols between Cellular /PSTN Networks and the Internet. Investigated the design of a Packet Gateway and associated soft switch. Level 3 Communication
  • Technology related to content delivery server systems based on demographic information received from client systems. AT&T
  • Technology investigation related to Metro Ethernet, MPLS, 802.17, and 802.3 access products. Transpacific IP
  • Technology investigation related to the research, specification, design, and architecture of the Telstrat’s Next Generation Switch, which provided video, including analog, digital, HDTV, along with IP based voice, and also provided internet service. Telstrat
  • Technology investigation into the specification, design, and architecture of the Crane Wireless Sensor Network.  Investigated scalability, address assignment, access, and security for a large IoT Wireless Sensor Network.  Crane Aerospace

2003 – McAlexander Sound – Plano, Texas
Member of Technical Staff

  • Telecommunications Architecture / Software.

2002 – 2003 Navini Networks – Richardson, Texas
Senior Manager

  • Performed research and development in Navini’s Wireless CDMA broadband System. Responsible for definition and implementation of layer 2 and layer 3 network protocols for Navini’s Broadband Wireless Products.  Developed servers for network security, network services, service provisioning and subscriber management for a CDMA network. Responsible for the design and development of a sign-on web site which managed and authorized users for different services in a broadband CDMA network.  This system consisted of multiple Apache Web Servers providing the web pages to the users and a centralized key storage facility to manage the various keys needed to authorize the different services.

1999 – 2002 Marconi Communications – Irving, Texas
Manager of Systems Engineering

  • Responsible for design and development of new products and product evolution for Marconi’s North American Access Division. I developed systems for the access video market, such as Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks, Hybrid fiber-coaxial (HFC) networks and DOCSIS systems.  These systems were triple play systems which provide voice, video and internet service.  While at Marconi, I was also responsible for the web serve design for the Network Management System for the North American Access product division.

1996– 1999 Samsung Telecommunications America – Richardson, Texas

Principal Engineer

  • Responsible for Service Control subsystem of Samsung’s next generation wireless broadband UMTS switching system. Designed and developed a Java based platform for defining services for Samsung’s next generation high-speed wireless switch.  Areas of responsibility include traditional telephony services, wireless services, broadband services, and Internet services, such as an email portal. While at Samsung, I was also their corporate representative to the International Telecommunication Union, (“ITU”), which is the agency of the United Nations responsible for information and communication technologies.  I was also Samsung’s corporate representative to the 3GPP standards body.  It was there that I participated in the development of standards for advanced wireless networks, including multimedia transport.

1995 – 1996 DSC Switch Products Division – Plano, Texas

Senior Manager: Intelligent Network Evolution and Business Planning

  • Responsible for architecture and development of DSC’s Intelligent Network product line. These products demonstrated at SuperComm 1996, a U.S. telecommunications trade show showed the integration of streaming media servers together with the interactivity of the Internet. I also actively interacted with key customers on their system designs and participated in relevant standards work.

Senior Manager: ATM Systems Engineering Group

  • Lead the systems engineering group in defining a new high speed ATM switches for enterprise and telecommunication networks. These efforts include, multiprocessor architectures, communications subsystems, and software architectures. In addition, I was responsible for responding to RFIs and RFPs for a number of clients server based multimedia systems and served as DSC corporate representative to the ATM Forum.

1990 – 1995 AT&T Bell Laboratories – Columbus, Ohio
Member of Technical Staff

  • Designed and implemented a variety of multiprocessor systems for use in the computer/multimedia systems. These systems included Asynchronous Transfer Mode ‘ATM’ based Internet and video distribution system. I also participated in the design and development of client server based systems for database access. At this time, I also began my work with standard settings bodies. While at AT&T Bell Laboratories in 1990s, I was charged with monitoring standard setting bodies such as the ATM Forum and DAVIC, the Digital Audio-Visual Council.

1989 – 1990 General Motors Research Laboratories – Warren, Michigan
Senior Research Engineer: Computer Science Department

  • Conducted research into basic computer science problems associated with the future development of vehicular systems. These areas include the design of fault tolerant control systems, new cost effective microprocessor architectures and software for reliability and performance modeling. Lead the development of an automotive testbed for the evaluation of prototype systems.

1988 – 1989 Harris Communications – Melbourne, Florida
Principal Engineer

  • Conducted research and development into innovative computer systems for use in space systems. Studied coherency protocols for microprocessor memory systems. Developed fault tolerant multi-processor computer systems for use in Strategic Defense Initiative.