Computer Scientst - Innovator - Developer - Rubyist
I'm a physics graduate student who found working with computers strangely compelling. I've spent time in several different areas of Computer Science, always learning. I've used my intellect and technical chops to make great products for everything from embedded handheld systems (FedEx) to national ISP datacenters (Mindspring/Earthlink). I've used my communication skills to explain complex ideas to non-specialists in an understandable and convincing manner. I've been around the block, and I can make a difference.
My education and experience.
Ph.D. dissertation Archimedes: a Microarchitecture debugger and description language. Research into describing hardware at the bus and register level, with timing, to enable the automatic generation of a microcode simulator and debugger. These tools would enable the development of microcode in parallel with microprogrammed hardware, and would easily adapt as the hardware design changed.
Undergraduate research into eclipsing binary stars using UBV differential photometry.
Developing prototypes of the JustSign and JustEncrypt products, based on the Darkmail RFC work. Both products work with the SMTP mail infrastructure world, delivering most of the benefits of Darkmail without requiring a a complete infrastructure rebuild.
Developer on a Darkmail reference implementation based on the
codebase. I wrote and tested a version of the network plumbing for the Darkmail
Transport Protocol that supported user signets and remote mail delivery. See
https://darkmail.info for the draft RFCs. I left
CAS when the project was abandoned.