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Fixing Airplanes While Flying

Modernizing technology while maintaining legacy systems, when you think the business cannot afford both.

Bridge over troubled waters

Reorganizing IT as a business partner.

Flying among Clouds

Moving to the cloud with elevated security and cost-effective operation.

Turning Cost to Profit

Transforming IT from a cost center to a profit-generating organization.

Here is my report card, Mommy

Building Measurable and Visible Engineering Departments.

TechSoar

Elevating Businesses with Innovation.

Popular science and Invited talks

A popular science journey into Bitcoin and Cryptography

  • What is Bitcoin, and why has it become a global phenomenon?

  • Why was digital currency not possible before Bitcoin?

  • How does Blockchain technology work, and why is it considered revolutionary?

  • Can these digital innovations reshape our financial systems and the very fabric of the internet?

  • How will 20 billion dollars be made in one year?

In this popular science lecture, The Innovation Behind Bitcoin, we will journey through the intricate world of cryptocurrencies and the groundbreaking technology that powers them. In colloquial discourse, I will demystify the complex concepts of Bitcoin and Blockchain and explore their origins, functionalities, and potential to transform entire industries. This talk is an accessible guide for anyone looking to understand the profound implications of Bitcoin and the Blockchain. We will navigate and appreciate this digital revolution, together, in a way that is easy to understand and doesn't require any prior technical knowledge. If you are curious about the future of money and digital innovation, this is the perfect opportunity to learn and engage.

Stop Kicking your Smart Home Controller

  • Are we ever going to have a highly available and reliable smart home?

  • What are computer scientists doing in 2024 to enable the industry efforts of a reliable and highly available smart home?

  • Do computers make correct decisions, and do multiple computers that work together enhance the reliability of decision-making?

  • Does the emperor have a network?

The smart home has been a fad for well more than a decade. There was a time when every marketing department on the planet decided that the Internet of Things (IoT) had to be embossed on everything the company did. Household names such as Samsung, Google, Apple, IKEA, and numerous others participated in the IoT revolution. Promising a Smart Home. Suddenly, your toaster wasn't just a toaster but a "smart bread browning solution with IoT capabilities." Never mind that it frequently didn't connect to anything other than the kitchen counter. The emperor had no Wi-Fi.

Formal studies and colloquial data have shown that users are frustrated with their systems [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]. Nearly ten years after the hitchhiker [6] taught us what can go wrong, the researchers in [1] still found the smart home to be a fruitful source of negative emotions such as anger, guilt, and regret.

There are multiple reasons for the current state of technology, and in this talk, we will discuss how they were solved in December 2023. The solutions defined in my Ph.D. dissertation are being patented, and I will transform them to industrial players that will bring them to markets. These solutions have the potential to disrupt multiple industries, with positive implications that extend far beyond the smart home, poised to impact industrial control, Blockchain systems, PubSub middleware, and interplanetary communication.

[1] D. Marikyan, S. Papagiannidis, and E. Alamanos. Cognitive dissonance in technology adoption: A study of smart home users. Information Systems Frontiers 2020 25:3, 25:1101–1123, 7 2020.

[2] J. Newman. The smart home is flailing as a concept – because it sucks, FastCompany 2021.

[3] K. Adzo. Most common problems with smart home technology systems, 2022.

[4] Ted G. 'The smart home is dead,' Says a Key Industry Expert, 2021

[5] K. Maxwell. Smart home disappointment will hinder adoption, 2019.

[6] T. W. Hnat, V. Srinivasan, J. Lu, T. I. Sookoor, R. Dawson, J. Stankovic, and K. Whitehouse. The hitchhiker's guide to successful residential sensing deployments. Proceedings of the 9th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems, pages 232–245, 11 2011.

Teaching

CSE 521S Wireless Sensor Networks

Teaching Assistant, Washington University in St. Louis, Graduate class. I taught TinyOS operating system, nesC programming language sections of this course, and basic software engineering. Responsible for grading recommendations and final projects.

CSE 467S: Embedded Computing Systems

Teaching Assistant, Washington University in St. Louis, Senior class. I taught TinyOS operating system, nesC programming language sections of this course, and basic software engineering. Responsible for the final project, demos week, and grading recommendations.

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