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, and temporary services firms and later as a consultant at Datawatch. 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 eventually completed an M.S. in Computer Science focusing on Artificial Intelligence with an emphasis on Machine Learning.
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.
If you would like to discuss work or fun or just want to say ‘hi’, send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thanks for stopping by!
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