Charles D. Knutson, Ph.D. Managing Partner
Testifying Expert
IT Consultant
Jonathan L. Krein, Ph.D. Partner
Testifying Expert
IT Consultant
Bruce F. Webster Partner
Testifying Expert
IT Consultant
G. Mark Hardy Testifying Expert
Bryan S. Morse, Ph.D. Testifying Expert
Neil B. Harrison, Ph.D. Consulting Expert
Peter Mimmack Consulting Expert
Curtis Thacker Consulting Expert
Jack Mason, Ph.D. Consulting Expert

Charles D. Knutson, Ph.D.

Managing Partner & Testifying Expert & IT Consultant
Dr. Charles Knutson is the Founder of Ironwood Experts. He is an Emeritus Professor of Computer Science at Brigham Young University, Director of the BYU SEQuOIA ("Software Engineering Quality: Observation, Insight, Analysis") Lab, and former Director of the BYU Mobile Computing Lab. Dr. Knutson has 29 years of industry experience, including engineering and management positions at Hewlett-Packard and Novell, Inc. He is the Founder and Chair of Kinpoint, Inc., a genealogy software company, and Founder and Chair of the Internet Safety Project, Inc., a non-profit organization that empowers parents and educators to help children stay safe online. He was also Vice President of R&D at Counterpoint Systems Foundry, Inc. (now Sybase iAnywhere), the world's leading provider of IrDA and Bluetooth protocol stacks for embedded systems. Dr. Knutson has more than 120 technical publications in areas including mobile computing, medical informatics, and software engineering. He holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Oregon State University, and B.S. and M.S. degrees in computer science from BYU.

Specialties

Wireless Data Communications Networking Communication Protocols Operating Systems Embedded Systems Bluetooth IrDA Medical Informatics IT Project Management and Failure Software Quality Assurance Software Engineering

Jonathan L. Krein, Ph.D.

Partner & Testifying Expert & IT Consultant
Dr. Jonathan Krein is a Partner at Ironwood Experts, and President, CEO at Kinpoint, Inc. He also serves as Member, Board of Directors for Kids On The Move, a non-profit organization serving children and families. Dr. Krein holds Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. degrees, summa cum laude, in computer science from Brigham Young University (BYU). He was a co-founder and organizer of the International Workshop on Replication in Empirical Software Engineering Research, currently serves as a reviewer for several top-tier academic venues, and has published numerous articles in academic and industry journals and conferences. He has also worked as an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at BYU, Member, Board of Directors for Friday's Kids Respite, a Researcher in the BYU SEQuOIA ("Software Engineering Quality: Observation, Insight, Analysis") Lab, a researcher at IBM's T. J. Watson research center in New York, and as a professional software engineer for the Office of Information Technology at BYU.

Specialties

Networking and Operating Systems Open Source Software Software-Enabled Business Processes Social Media Social Network Analysis Software Metrics Statistical Analysis Methods Data Mining

Bruce F. Webster

Partner & Testifying Expert & IT Consultant
Bruce Webster has been working in information technology (IT) for 40 years, in a variety of industries, including defense, flight simulation, space sciences, environmental monitoring, desktop productivity, global telecommunications, financial and logistics. Since 1995, he has conducted numerous reviews of existing and proposed IT systems, products, projects, and organizations; in the process, he has evaluated project management practices, system architecture, software design and implementation, quality assurance and testing practices, security issues, personnel qualifications and performance, and intellectual property protection.

Since 1999, Webster has qualified and testified at trial as an IT expert in US District Courts (New York, Florida, Texas, Illinois, Colorado), US Bankruptcy Court (Virginia), in various state and circuit courts, and at arbitration hearings. He has served as an expert witness in arbitrations in Japan and the United Kingdom. He has served as a sole arbitrator himself, with both parties abiding by his findings; he has served three times as a neutral expert. He has testified three times before the US House of Representatives on IT issues. He is the author of four books on IT and spent two years teaching Computer Science at Brigham Young University. He has a BS in Computer Science from BYU (1978) and did graduate work in Computer Science at the University of Houston/Clear Lake.

Specialties

Intellectual Property IT Project Management and Failure Software Architecture and Design Software Engineering Software Quality Assurance Object Technology

G. Mark Hardy

Testifying Expert
G. Mark Hardy is founder and President of National Security Corporation and has provided cyber security expertise to government, military, and commercial clients for over 30 years. Also founder of CardKill Inc., he is a retired U.S. Navy Captain, and an internationally recognized security expert who has presented at over 250 events world-wide. He serves on the Advisory Board of the National CyberWATCH Center. A graduate of Northwestern University, he holds a BS in Computer Science, a BA in Mathematics, a Masters in Business Administration, a Masters in Strategic Studies, and holds CISSP, CISM, GSLC, and CISA certifications.

Specialties

Cyber Security Cryptography Information Systems Strategic Planning Information Security Computer and Communications Security Data Encryption and Authentication Risk Assessments Software Engineering

Bryan S. Morse, Ph.D.

Testifying Expert
Dr. Bryan Morse is a Professor of Computer Science at Brigham Young University, where he co-directs the Computer Graphics, Vision, and Image Processing Laboratory and formerly served as department Associate Chair. He has over 28 years of experience working with various forms of digital media and their applications, including image and video editing, computer graphics, visualization, robotics, image libraries, and medical imaging. Dr. Morse is respected in his research community and serves as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence as well as a member of the Executive Committee of the IEEE Computer Society's Technical Activities and Conferences Board. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Specialties

Digital Media Image Analysis Computer Graphics Shape Modeling Medical Imaging Visualization Robotics Digital Libraries Programing Languages

Neil B. Harrison, Ph.D.

Consulting Expert
Dr. Neil Harrison is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Utah Valley University, where he is the director of the software engineering program. Prior to working at UVU, he was a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories (now Avaya). He was one of the early developers of software patterns, and is one of the leading experts in patterns of agile software development. Dr. Harrison is the co-author and editor of several books, and has numerous articles in publications including the Journal of Systems and Software and IEEE Software.

Dr. Harrison holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, an M.S. degree in computer science from Purdue University, and a B.S. degree in computer science from Brigham Young University.

Specialties

Telecommunications Data Communication High Reliability and Availability Testing

Peter Mimmack

Consulting Expert
A software engineer with 30 years' experience at companies ranging in size from 6 to 6,000, Peter has a wide array of experience, ranging from writing user interfaces to writing code for firmware, and from business management applications to scientific programming. Peter was a frequent presenter at the Novell Developer Conference, including BrainShare Europe. He holds an M.S. degree in psychology from Indiana University with a computer science minor.

Specialties

Data communications Enterprise networking applications Software development lifecycle Systems analysis

Curtis Thacker

Consulting Expert
Curtis Thacker is a Product Manager in Brigham Young University's Harold B. Lee Library. He is also an M.S. candidate in the Department of Computer Science at Brigham Young University and member of the BYU SEQuOIA Lab. Curtis has 8 years industry experience as a Software Engineer and has Bachelor's degrees in computer science and applied mathematics from Brigham Young University - Idaho.


Specialties

Software development COTS Library information systems Statistical analysis methods

Jack Mason, Ph.D.

Consulting Expert
Dr. Jack Mason has a proven software development track of more than 30 years professional experience, ranging from device drivers to mid-tier Enterprise Application Integrations (EAI). His research includes multi-core and heterogeneous computing applications, particularly in the area of increased Thread-Level Parallelism (TLP) in advanced microprocessor architectures using speculative execution principles. Dr. Mason holds a Ph.D. and M.S. degree in computer science from Nova Southeastern University, and a B.S. degree in computer science from Brigham Young University.

Specialties

Heterogeneous Computing Microarchitecture Parallelism Device Drivers Programming Languages Operating Systems Enterprise Application Integrations (EAI)