Professional History

Software Systems Engineering Development

International Business Machines Corp. (Sandy Springs, Georgia)
July 2006 through present
(Internet Security Systems until bought by IBM in Oct. 2006)
Videoconferencing Systems, Inc. (Norcross, Georgia) May 1993 through June 2006
(doing business as Simtrol [2000-2006])
American Telesystems Corporation (Atlanta, Georgia) January 1986 through April 1993
School of Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, Georgia)
June 1984 through June 1985 (1/3-time teaching assistant)
Computing Sciences Division, Department of Medicine, University of Florida (Gainesville, Florida)
January 1983 through May 1984 (part-time)

Academic History

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering - Georgia Institute of Technology, 1985
Areas of concentration: computers, communications, digital signal processing.
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, with Honors - University of Florida, 1984
Master of Rhymes - Briarlake Baptist Kindergarten, 1967


5,515,099Video conferencing system controlled by menu and pointer
5,526,037Method for remotely controlling a peripheral device in a videoconferencing system
5,528,289Method for automatically adjusting a videoconferencing system camera to center an object
5,568,183Network videoconferencing system
5,583,565Method for automatically adjusting the pan and tilt of a video conferencing system camera
5,589,878Method of determining an error in a video conferencing system camera
5,598,209Method for automatically adjusting a video conferencing system camera

Programming Environments

Languages: Expert in C++, C, W++, Intel assembly language; working knowledge of Java, Visual Basic, C#, PHP, Perl Basic; exposure to Fortran, O'Caml, PL/I, COBOL, Pascal, APL, Vax Macro and other assembly languages.

Development Environments:IBM Rational Application Developer (Eclipse) / WebSphere, Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 (.Net 2.0), and Visual Studio 6;

Operating Systems: currently using Windows, Linux (Gentoo, RedHat, Ubuntu); historical experience in DOS, OS/2, VMS, VRTX, BSD, and various mainframe operating systems.

Databases: currently using DB2, SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle, Access (Jet).

Human Tongues

Although I am only fluent in English, I am very intrigued by other languages. I have learnt at least a couple of words in the following tongues (in order of fluency): English, Pig Latin, Spanish, German, French, Latin, Dutch, Flemish, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Portuguese, Cantonese Chinese, Tagalog, Cherokee, Afrikaans, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, Arabic, and Hindi.

Organisations and Affiliations

Awards and Honours


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