Welcome

Hi, thanks for dropping in! I’m David Albert; I live in Columbia, Maryland, a Baltimore/Washington suburb, with my family:

  • Deana is a psychotherapist in private practice.
  • Benji is a senior at Johns Hopkins  University majoring in biomedical engineering and computer science.  His focus is on deep learning for computational biology; his first publication is here.
  • Sonia (aka Skye) is a freshman at the University of Maryland at College Park studying mechanical engineering.
  • Teddy Bear our terrier-mix rescue

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 started college at SUNY at Albany, but stopped for several years to work as a co-founder at Semaphore, Inc. producing software 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.

I completed a B.S. in Computer Science at the University of Maryland and an M.S. in Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University focusing on artificial intelligence with an emphasis on machine learning.  Most of my career has been spent designing  advanced fiber-optic and wireless telecommunications equipment and software.  I also studied Shorei-Kan karate with sensei Toshio Tamano and Tae-Kwon-Do with Carl Runk.

After PBS, I worked at GRCI as a software engineer developing SONET  (fiber optic) 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 wireless products for precision agriculture

When the weather is nice, I enjoy walking and 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