Dr. Aviel D. Rubin
Dr. Aviel D. Rubin is the managing partner and founder of Harbor Labs, specializing in software and network security and applied cryptography. He is also Professor of Computer Science and Technical Director of the Information Security Institute at Johns Hopkins University. He has extensive experience as an expert witness, testifying at deposition and at trial in patent and copyright cases over the last sixteen years. Rubin has testified about technology issues before the U.S. House and Senate on multiple occasions, and he is author of several books including Brave New Ballot (Random House, 2006) Firewalls and Internet Security 2e (with Bill Cheswick and Steve Bellovin, Addison Wesley, 2003), White-Hat Security Arsenal (Addison Wesley, 2001), and Web Security Sourcebook (with Dan Geer and Marcus Ranum, John Wiley & Sons, 1997). Rubin's past awards include Baltimorean of the Year, Fulbright Scholar, and the EFF Pioneer award. He has a B.S, ('89), M.S.E ('91), and Ph.D. ('94) from the University of Michigan. For more details, see Dr. Rubin's full vita.
Dr. Seth Nielson
Dr. Seth Nielson is a Principal at Harbor Labs specializing in network security, network communications, software architecture, and programming languages. He is also a lecturer at Johns Hopkins University where he teaches courses in Network Security. He has more than a decade of academic and industry experience in creating, analyzing, and evaluating technological projects. He has also provided deposition testimony as an expert witness and consulted on over a dozen legal cases involving patents, trade secrets, copyright, code theft, and the DMCA. Nielson is the recipient of several awards including: Brown Fellowship, John and Eileen Tietze Fellow, and a Graduate Fellowship from the Rice University Computer Science Department. Nielson has a B.S. ('00). M.S. ('04) in Computer Science from Brigham Young University and a Ph.D. ('09) in Computer Science from Rice University.
Dr. John Black
Dr. John Black is Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Colorado. Black specializes in applied cryptography as well as network and system security. He is the recipient of a U.S. National Science Foundation CAREER Award in addition to several teaching awards and is co-author on numerous technical papers. Dr. Black has worked with computers for more than 30 years, and has provided litigation support for over 10 years. His cases have spanned topics including networking, databases, security, and cryptography. He has been deposed numerous times and has testified at trial. Prior to his tenure at the University of Colorado, Dr. Black was an Assistant Professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, and a Senior Developer for Ingres Corp. He has a B.S. ('88) summa cum laude in computer science and mathematics from the California State University and an M.S. ('97) and Ph.D. ('00) in computer science from the University of California at Davis.
Dr. Lorrie Faith Cranor
Dr. Lorrie Faith Cranor is Associate Professor of Computer Science and of Engineering & Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University, where she directs the CyLab Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory. She also co-founded a security startup, and was previously a researcher at AT&T Labs-Research. Cranor specializes in usable security, online privacy, and usability. She has experience testifying at deposition and at trial, as well as testifying before Congress. She is author of Web Privacy with P3P (O'Reilly 2002) and co-editor of the seminal book Security and Usability (O'Reilly 2005). She has a BS ('92), MS ('93), and DSc ('96) from Washington University in St. Louis. In 2003 she was named one of the top 100 innovators 35 or younger by Technology Review magazine.
Dr. Kevin Fu
Dr. Kevin Fu is Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan as of January 2013, and a faculty member at the University of Massachusetts the previous seven years. He has experience in depositions and presenting demonstrations to patent examiners at the PTO. Dr. Fu's expertise includes applied cryptography, wireless security, and secure storage systems. He has applied his expertise in his research to health IT and medical device security; RFID, NFC, and contactless security; and ultra-low power and energy harvesting embedded devices. Dr. Fu served as a visiting scientist at the Food & Drug Administration, the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center of Harvard Medical School, and MIT CSAIL. He is a member of the NIST Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board. His previous industrial and startup experience includes Bellcore, Cisco, HP Labs, Microsoft Research, Sightpath, and Holland Community Hospital. Dr. Fu is a Senior Member of the Association for Computing Machinery. He has a B.S. ('98), M.Eng. ('99), and Ph.D. ('05) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Dr. Tal Garfinkel
Dr. Tal Garfinkel is a research scientist and consultant with expertise in operating systems, virtualization, security and cloud computing. He is the author of over 20 academic publications and a dozen patents, with experience as an expert in patent litigation. In addition to his academic experience, Dr. Garfinkel worked for many years at VMware, on research, product development, and security process. Dr. Garfinkel has served as a reviewer and program committee member for many top academic conferences in systems and security, and has been an invited speaker in both academic and industry forums on topics in virtualization and security. Dr. Garfinkel received his B.A. ('02) with Honors in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley and his Ph.D. ('10) from Stanford University.
Dr. David Martin
Dr. David Martin is a software consultant with over 30 years of work experience in the computer software field and over 10 years of working in software litigation, with testifying experience at deposition and at trial. His cases have spanned topics including web technologies, operating systems, network protocols, productivity applications, information retrieval, reverse engineering, cryptography, and security. Dr. Martin held computer science faculty positions at the University of Denver and the University of Massachusetts Lowell, where he taught and led research in computer security, privacy, and network protocols. He worked in the software industry for several years before college. Dr. Martin has a B.S. ('93) with distinction in computer science and mathematics from Iowa State University and a Ph.D. ('99) in computer science from Boston University.
Dr. Elliot Menschik
Dr. Menschik is a physician, engineer and neuroscientist turned serial entrepreneur with expertise in healthcare IT and particular depth in medical imaging. Dr. Menschik was the founder and CEO of HxTechnologies, a pioneer in health information exchange (HIE) which he sold to MEDecision in May 2009. Following the acquisition, he served as General Manager at MEDecision where he built new lines of business around HIE, electronic health record (EHR), personal health record (PHR) and telehealth products and services. He is an inventor and author of multiple patents and patents pending in the area of health IT. He has also led research on the economics of healthcare delivery in the US and spoken and published widely on subjects ranging from medical informatics to computational neuroscience. Dr. Menschik is most recently the founder of Venturef0rth, a campus in Philadelphia that is home to many of the region’s leading tech startups. He is a managing director of DreamIt Health, an accelerator specializing in healthcare IT companies. He serves as adjunct associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania actively teaching in the Engineering Entrepreneurship program. He has also served on the faculty of the Radiological Society of North America. An NIH Fellow in the Medical Scientist Training Program, he received an MD (’00) and PhD (’99) in Neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine following his work on memory function and Alzheimer’s disease developing and exploring massively-parallel computer models of the brain. He holds MSE (’93) and BSEE (’93) degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University following work on microchip design.
Dr. Victor Shoup
Dr. Victor Shoup is Professor of Computer Science at New York University. He has experience as a technical consultant on patent cases involving network protocols and cryptographic algorithms. He is an expert on secure protocols and cryptography, and has published over 50 research articles in journal and conferences, and a book on the mathematics underlying modern cryptography (A Computation Introduction to Number Theory and Algebra, Cambridge University Press, 2008). Shoup has a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin (1989).
Dr. Samuel Small
Dr. Samuel Small is a research scientist and consultant specializing in network and software security. He has experience working in technology litigation, including acting as a consulting expert in a four week trial involving satellite television piracy. He has won multiple awards including a US Army Merit Scholarship, a NIST undergraduate research fellowship award, an Army ROTC Service Award, and was a finalist for the 2010 Pwnie Award in the category of Most Innovative Research. Small has also taught graduate courses on Computer Security at Johns Hopkins University. He has a B.S. (03) in Computer Science from The College of William and Mary and has an M.S.E. (06) and Ph.D. (09) in Computer Science from The Johns Hopkins University.
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Joseph Carrigan is a Software Engineer with over 13 years of software development experience, as well as expertise in Computer Security, Data Migration, Data Integration, Data Warehousing and Network Communication. Carrigan has developed Software Quality assurance processes, including a functional testing process and a code review process. He has extensive experience in reverse engineering, source code review and patent prior art analysis. Besides being a Certified Scrum Master, He has a B.S. ('99) in Computer and Information Science from The University of Maryland, University College and an M.S. ('08) in Computer Science from Capitol College.
Christopher B. Cullison
Christopher B. Cullison has over 16 years of experience in the software industry. Cullison has worked with and managed large scale applications for Fortune 50 corporations, specializing in advance enterprise architecture solutions. His expertise includes reverse engineering, code inspection, dynamic integrations, and cyber-security. Cullison has worked as a consulting expert in patent litigation, specializing in patent and prior art analysis. Besides holding multiple coding and security certifications, Cullison is a regular speaker about innovative coding at security conferences. He has a Bachelors ('97) in Business Information Systems from Stevenson University.
Rob Francis is a Software Engineer with 10 years of experience in Web services, software architecture and product management. He has experience working as a consulting expert on legal cases involving patents and privacy. Francis has an extensive technical consulting background including system structure analysis, code reviews and code remediation. He has worked as a consulting expert in patent litigation. Francis has a B.A. ('01) from the University of Maryland College Park, a Certificate in Software Development ('06) from Boston University, and is a McAfee System Security Technical Professional ('11).
E. Scott Larsen is an expert software analyst, well-known for his cross-disciplinary work such as the use of graphics hardware for supercomputing, and using machine learning for impressionistic rendering. His background includes in-depth research and applications in mobile apps, large scale distributed concurrent systems, machine learning, computer graphics, computer vision, and security. After spending six years at Google, he founded enYouVen, a software consulting firm. He has a B.S. ('98) and M.S. in Computer Science from Brigham Young University, and a Ph.D. ('07) in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Christopher J. Schille
Christopher J. Schille is a computer scientist and software engineer with more than thirteen years of design and development experience. As a consulting expert in IP litigation, Schille provides code interpretation expertise in numerous programming languages. His areas of specialization include authentication, transaction management, payment systems, and open source ecosystems favored by startups, including Ruby on Rails. Prior to specializing in web based services, Schille worked in the embedded software industry for seven years. He received a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering from Brown University ('88), and a masters degree in computer science from California Polytechnic State University, SLO ('95).