Welcome

Hi, thanks for dropping in! I’m David Albert; I live in Columbia, Maryland, a Baltimore/Washington suburb, with my wife Deana, our son Benji, daughter Sonia, and terrier-mix-rescue: Teddy Bear.

I am originally from New York City where I grew up in the Lenox Hill neighborhood of Manhattan with my Mom, Dad, and sister Laura. I went to Hunter College Elementary School and then Hunter College High School. I studied Shorei-Kan karate under sensei Toshio Tamano. I started college at SUNY at Albany, but stopped for several years to work as a co-founder and principal in Semaphore, Inc. producing business applications software for architects, engineers, designers. In the late-1980s, I moved to Alexandria, Virginia and worked at PBS designing data over video (data broadcasting) hardware and software. While at PBS, I returned to school part-time and completed a B.S. in Computer Science at the University of Maryland. I also studied Tae-Kwon-Do under Carl Runk. While at PBS, I started graduate school at Johns Hopkins University where I completed an M.S. in Computer Science focusing on Artificial Intelligence with an emphasis on Machine Learning.  Benji is now an undergraduate at JHU studying biomedical engineering and computer science focusing on deep learning for computational biology.

I have since worked at GRCI as a senior software engineer developing SONET telecommunications equipment and at CIENA as director of software development. While at ciena, Deana and I traveled a lot and especially enjoyed Caribbean cruises. I founded Axiometric, LLC in 2004 to develop MeshPlus® wireless mesh networking technology for wide-area (municipal) networking.  With six issued patents, MeshPlus® now powers more than half a million utility smart meters and other devices.  The MeshPlus® products and technology were sold in 2014 and I’m now working on a new venture: Tenetics, LLC developing telemetry hardware and software products for precision agriculture

When the weather is nice, I enjoy biking the beautiful trails around Columbia and archery and marksmanship with Sonia.  I also mentor aspiring engineers through FRC robotics at my kids’ high school.

If you would like to discuss work or fun or just want to say ‘hi’, send me an email (david@dalbert.net). Thanks for stopping by!

Isn’t it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe
that there are fairies at the bottom of it too? — Douglas Adams