Curriculum vitae


I graduated in 2006 from the Illinois Institute of Technology school of Science and Letters with a B.S. in Computer Science with Specialization in Information Security, and a minor in Psychology.

I currently serve on the school’s Alumni Board Executive Committee and Chair the Alumni Awards Committee.


I currently hold 958 issued of 1,179 applications for US patents. This places among the top 50 inventors in history.

In 2014, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) ranked the value of the patent portfolio I helped build as the third most powerful among Internet Services companies, after Facebook and Google.


Awards & Honors

  • IBM Master Inventor (2016)
  • Illinois Institute of Technology Outstanding Young Alumnus Award (2015)
  • Crain’s Chicago Business Tech 50: Our annual list of Chicago’s top tech talent (2015)
  • Open Source submission contest winner (2005)
  • Computer Science student of the year (2002)
  • Placed 3rd in a regional team programming competition (2001)



Profiles: Google Scholar, ORCiD, DBLP, arXiv

Numbers: h-index: 51, Erdős number: 4

Open Source

Professional Accomplishments

International Business Machines: Level 10 Engineer – (2016 – 2019)

  • Chicago’s most prolific inventor with 969 patent applications
  • Invented Oblivious Key Management System for secure storage of keys in the Cloud
  • Implemented open source library for threshold cryptography
  • Co-created a protocol that increases bounds for robust Byzantine fault tolerant systems
  • Served on Invention Development Team to evaluate patent disclosures
  • Collaborated with world renowned cryptographers in IBM Research

Cleversafe – Lead Software Architect (2005 – 2016)

  • Designed technology from company’s start up phase to its $1.4 billion exit
  • Invented an efficient secret sharing scheme, central to product
  • Invented authentication system that tolerates multiple breaches and failures
  • Responsible for security-related functionality in the system
  • Developed and validated reliability models for the product
  • Published papers and presented at conferences around the country
  • Optimized software to reach full saturation of 10 Gbps NIC

Global Communications Network – Founder and President (2000 – Present)

  • Created world’s first video chat service
  • Programmed the entire client software, began at age of 14
  • Obtained a registered copyright and released software at 16
  • Founded company in July of 2000, became profitable in 2003
  • Provide services to over 50,000 registered users

Collaborators & Coauthors