The following is a selected group of portfolio projects that I am particularly fond of; a lion's share of which I was fortunate enough to be involved in for complete life cycles, from inception to leading the project to fruition, and catapulting it into markets. In most projects, I was deeply involved in technical design and development, as well. Please see the credits section.
I have collaborated with many creative and talented people. Being surrounded by top talent and very, very smart people is always my first goal in every project. There is great satisfaction in learning from others. Unfortunately I may have missed a few great people in this section. Send me a note if that misfortune did occur. I developed this web site (this was a cool project in and of itself) using the best technology available and it is very easy to update.
I did not invent the FPGA-based deep packet inspection appliance. The inventor is Greg Sullivan to whom I will always be in debt for introducing me to his endeavors. Together we have invented numerous futuristic technologies and addressed federally sponsored calls for white-papers (none of which can appear on this site). I enjoy every discussion I have with this creative leader, whose ideas often come before their time. I became involved with the FPGA appliance development late in the cycle, but I have had the opportunity to lead the transition from this proprietary hardware based system to the novel Securio cloud.
Packman AI and VLSI 8-bit RISC CPU were not forged in my brain either. These two are graduate-level projects that were long, challenging, and product-like-complete, surely wordy of being mentioned here. I also immensely enjoyed working on them and this is my site, so here we go, they are here. The Packman AI as a vehicle for teaching and the whole infrastructure development is due primary to Dr. John DeNero and Dr. Dan Klein, both at Berkeley University. I just happened to be in the right class in the right time, and lucky enough the join the right team. Peng Li, Daniel Lazewatsky, and Steve Cole; it was a pleasure and intellectually stimulating working with you. For more details about where Packman AI is now (if it was not eaten) click here.
The VLSI 8-bit RISC CPU is credited to the great Dr. Viktor Gruev. I wish I had more opportunities to work near his brilliance. His lab is constantly inventing new science and I highly recommend following their work.
The SOA project idea is credited to Dave Brown. This project drastically changed the company we worked for and he envisioned it when all people knew about SOA was that it was a TV show.