Research and Development Interests
- Web-native event-based application integration.
- Internet-scale event notification services.
- December 1999--Present:
Chief Technology Officer, and
Chief Operating Officer,
Responsible for management of all operations, including
research and development, of a Two-Way Web platform
for peer-to-peer applications.
Also responsible for identification of strategic partners,
maintenance of internal and external communications,
and setting the technology strategy.
with Rohit Khare.
Prepared and delivered papers and presentations on
California Institute of
Technology Computer Science Department, under
K. Mani Chandy,
Worked in several areas, including formal methods and practical
software engineering techniques for distributed algorithm
development using event-oriented and Web-based application integration.
Currently on Leave of Absence.
- Summer 1998:
Research in Redmond, Washington, under
Dr. Rich Draves, Systems and Networking Research Group.
Researched and developed scenarios for
Event Notification Services. Helped organize and run
an Event Notifications BOF at the
Consulting analyst, Roadrunner Technology in San Mateo,
California, under Dr. Robert
Prepared and delivered a presentation for Canon International,
recommending strategies for the development and deployment of managed
intelligent multifunction Internet devices and peripherals.
- Summer 1996:
at Hewlett Packard
Laboratories in Palo Alto, California, under
Drs. Rajiv Gupta and Bill Rozas, Client Utility Group (later known as
Designed and implemented an adaptive mobile World Wide Web
robot using remote procedure calls over TCP/IP; prepared a preliminary
investigation of event-oriented application integration issues.
- Summer 1995: Consultant for
Chandy Associates in Los Angeles.
Helped prepare a manuscript on concurrent virtual machines for
research on the state-of-the-art in parallel and distributed
architectures, operating systems, programming languages, paradigms,
formal methods, object models, and compound document models.
- Summer 1994: Consultant at
Griffiss Air Force Base
in Rome, New York, near
Investigated object-oriented computer-aided software engineering
tools for parallel programming with Milissa Benincasa and Carla Burns
Laboratory, working with the SUNY
Institute of Technology in Utica, New York.
- Summer 1993: Project leader for
Supervised several undergraduates in the design and
development of an electronic textbook for learning and
referencing several parallel programming methods.
- Summer 1991 - Summer 1992: Research assistant
with David Nicol
and Dan Palumbo at
Center in Hampton, Virginia,
on a GUI for a parallelized tool for reliability modeling of complex
hardware systems called REST (Reliability Estimation System Testbed).
REST was designed to support the analysis of graphically designed systems,
to provide a database of commonly used component types, and to exploit
parallelism automatically during analysis.
- Summer 1990: Research assistant
with Joel Saltz
at ICASE in
Hampton, Virginia, on the performance effects of irregular communications
patterns on the CM-2, carrying out timings with unstructured meshes
generated for aerodynamics codes and a set of sparse matrices with
banded patterns of non-zeroes.
Student consultant in the computer chambers of the
College of William and Mary.
Teaching and Education
- Teaching Assistant
- Education Volunteer
- 1995 - present.
SEED High School Teacher Training Program -
serving as a mentor scientist.
- June 1995.
National Education in Computers Conference,
program committee member, panel session presider,
and presenter. This conference covered all levels
of computer science education, from kindergarten
through the graduate level.
- 1995 - 1996.
Pasadena Unified School District Mentors Program -
high school student mentor.
- 1994 - 1995.
Volunteer tutoring with the Dimensions scholastics
program at John Muir High School in Pasadena.
- 1993 - present.
Center for Research on Parallel Computation/
Capitol Focus -
Minority Youth and Teachers program -
presenter and workshop leader.
Web Page Development
Actually, this has been more of a hobby than volunteer work, but since
I don't get paid for it, what the heck... I have developed Web pages for
In addition, used to serve as the Caltech Computer Science
department's Webmaster, and I am a journeyman in the
HTML Writers Guild.
I have experience with
and the Web.
- Attended the class When Design Makes a Difference
by Edward Tufte, April 3, 1995, put on by the Graphics Press,
Box 430, Cheshire, CT 06410, (203) 272-9187, fax (203) 272-8600.
- Engineering Management Certification, Caltech
Industrial Relations Center, 1994-95.
- Assertive Management (soon)
- Vocal Communication and Presentation Technique (6/5-7/95)
- Managing in Technical Organizations (5/15-16/95)
- The Successful Negotiator (5/4-5/95)
- Leadership: The People Challenge (3/22-23/95)
- Successful Project Management (3/6-8/95)
- Effective Business and Report Writing (10/12-13/94)
- Developing a High Performance Team (10/5-6/94)
- Time Management (9/28/94)
- Strategic Alliances (9/17/93)
Peter Boessarts' classes on Investment Theory and
Venture Capital, in 1992 and 1993.
- Have taken a myriad of courses
while in college for the last bazillion years.
- Microsoft Graduate Fellowship, Awarded April 1998.
- Awarded Best Paper in Software Technology,
Thirtieth Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences,
- Awarded Best Paper in High Performance Distributed Computing
Software, Fifth IEEE International Symposium on High Performance
Distributed Computing, August 1996.
- Caltech Admissions Committee, 1996 and 1997.
- Caltech Graduate Review Board member, 1994 - 1997.
(The GRB is the Caltech honor council for graduate students.)
- AIDS Quilt - Names Project Volunteer, 1995.
- Referee for submissions to CACM, JPDC, Supercomputing, IPPS, ICPP,
PPoPP, and HICSS, 1993 - present.
- Special Institute Fellowship,
California Institute of Technology, 1992.
- ACM national computer society,
1990 - present.
- IEEE national electrical
engineering society, 1990 - present.
- Omicron Delta Kappa
national leadership fraternity, inducted at William and Mary in 1990.
- Phi Beta Kappa
national scholarship fraternity, inducted at Alpha of Virginia in 1989.
- Alpha Phi Omega national service
fraternity, inducted at Nu Rho chapter in 1988, received chapter
Distinguished Service Key in 1992 for work with Special Olympics,
Housing Partnerships, Muscular Dystrophy, Adopt-a-Highway, Recycling,
Campus Escort, College Partnership for Kids, Nursing Home visits,
Ronald Mcdonald House, SPCA, Safe Rides, Battered Women Shelter,
Voter Registration, and AIDS Awareness.
- I am registered to vote as an Independent, and have voted
in every election since 1989.
Publications and Papers
Visits and Talks
adam at xent dot com,
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