I have a Ph.D. (1994) in Computer Science from Virginia Tech where I concentrated on Artificial Intelligence, specifically Natural Language Generation. In 1976, I graduated with an M.S. in Computer Science. I combined both CS and EE courses and concentrated on systems software and computer architecture. At the time, there was no Computer Engineering degree at Virginia Tech, but I tailored my own.

Work History

I have worked for Virginia Tech since 1976. From 1976 through 1997, I was employed in various departments related to centralized computing and communications. My tasks included writing communications software, building data aquisition systems for various research labs, and designing client/server applications in a Unix environment. In 1997, I moved to the centralized computing group for the college of agriculture which at the time included the ISIS lab. In fall of 1998, I began working full time in ISIS, a group in the Virginia Tech Entomology Department. Around 2002, the ISIS group lost its leader, so I now work for the Entomology Department.

My tasks in ISIS were varied. I do software design, project management, and Unix system administration. (See Projects) from the old ISIS group. See my page at the Entomology web site for current details.

My Real Life

My spouse is Sue Ellen Cline. We live on a small farm in Eggleston, VA with 3 horses, two cats, and a dog.

My hobbies include amateur radio and music.

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