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Expert in Computer Security and Forensics, Eavesdropping Detection, Fiber Optics, Optical Sensors, Arbitration

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Washington (WA)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise:

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FIBER OPTICS; FIBER OPTIC SENSOR; FIBER OPTIC COMPONENT PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT. Expert has expertise in designing fiber optical sensors for industrial, medical, and military systems. He was a designer of major portions of MetriCor's fiber optic sensor instrumentation and managed the contracts for developing fiber optic acoustic sensors and sensors for aerospace applications. He has been on technical committees of OFS and SPIE for international fiber optical symposia. He is a SPIE Fellow, the author of over 60 papers and reports and five book chapters on fiber optic sensors. He holds 10 U.S. patents, most related to fiber sensors. He has also managed sales of fiber optic sensor products.

EAVESDROPPING COUNTERMEASURES; SECURITY SYSTEMS. Expert is experienced in the detection of hidden radio transmitters, telephone taps, and other eavesdropping equipment used to spy on corporations and individuals. His company provides most of the inspections for bugs and taps in Pacific Northwest boardrooms. This work involves expertise in technical aspects of security. He is a leader in professional organizations such as Espionage Research Institute.

COMPUTER FORENSIC EXAMINATIONS; COMPUTER CRIME Another aspect of his company's work and his personal expertise involves the discovery of hidden clues in computers. This includes recovering files that were deleted as well as discovering information from before the last format. He has testified and prepared affidavits in civil and criminal cases as an expert in this area of computer-based investigations.

MEDICAL FIBER OPTICS; FIBER OPTICAL BIOMEDICAL SENSOR DEVICE. Expert developed optical instrumentation and sensor interfaces for fiber optic blood gas sensor systems and for differential pressure systems (currently a product of Baxter Camino).

ARBITRATION OF TECHNICAL DISPUTES. As an arbitrator he is experienced in solving disagreements that involve technical issues. In 1997 he was an arbitrator on a AAA panel that decided a $60 Million disagreement in a hearing that lasted only one week.

INTEGRATED OPTICS. Expert worked in a premier integrated optics group at the University of Washington (1969-78). He was the principal investigator for key integrated optics and fiber optic developments sponsored by the National Science Foundation, DoD, National Institutes of Health, and private companies. His achievements here include the first publication of the most popular mechanism now used to fabricate integrated optic polarizers using surface plasma waves and the first demonstration of basic principles used in integrated optics for spectroscopic measurement of chemical properties.


fiber optics


fiber-optic acoustic sensor


fiber-optic blood gas sensor


fiber-optic component product development


fiber-optic secure communication system


integrated optics


medical fiber optics


fiber optic medical sensor


optical fiber sensor


optical sensor


optical sensor design


eavesdropping detection


digital forensics

Expert's work in this area has ranged from investigations of computer system break-ins to encryption implementation. Expert's company, Future Focus, does much of the computer forensic work in the Pacific Northwest. He is on the board of Computer Technology Investigators Northwest.

data protection

The protection of intellectual property is a key emphasis of Future Focus, the company that Expert founded. It provides nearly all of the inspections for electronic eavesdropping in the Pacific Northwest. Additionally, they serve clients who are concerned about hackers, inside computer system threats, and criminals. This is done via their network security and computer forensic capabilities.

intellectual property



Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Seattle, Washington;  Tacoma, Washington;  Bellevue, Washington;  Everett, Washington;  Federal Way, Washington;  Kent, Washington;  Bellingham, Washington;  Lakewood, Washington;  and Renton, Washington.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1974   Ph.D.   Electrical Engineering   University of Washington  
1964   B.S.   Electrical Engineering   University of Washington  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title  

1992 to







1983 to 1993


Photonetics, Inc.


MetriCor Division


Director R&D, then General Manager


1978 to 1983


Honeywell Systems & Research



Group Leader


1969 to 1978


University of Washington


Department of Electrical Engineering


Graduate student, then Research Faculty


1964 to 1969


U.S. Navy





Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of ASIS, IEEE, SPIE, CTIN, and IACIS.


He is a Professional Mechanical and Electrical Engineer in several states. He is a Certified Protection Professional by the American Society for Industrial Security. He is a Certified Information Security Systems Professional and holds certifications from SANS GIAC.

Professional Appointments

Expert is a past Chapter President of the IEEE and OSA. He served four years on the board of Computer Technology Investigators Northwest.


Expert is a former NSF Fellow and a Fellow of SPIE. He received the 1996 IEEE Professional Achievement Award.

Publications and Patents Summary

He holds 10 U.S. patents and has 60 technical publications.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)  
 - Fiber optic sensors: an introduction for scientists and engineers  
 - IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, Special Issue on Integrated Optics, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)  
 - National Science Foundation Grantee-User Meeting  
 - Journal of the Optical Society of America  

Consulting Services:
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert has experience as an expert witness related to computer forensics and electronic eavesdropping in federal and state, and civil and criminal cases.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in eavesdropping detection for a case involving possible bugging of a home.
  • Expert in forensic computer analysis of deleted emails.
  • Computer forensics expert for consulting on loss of data due to software failure or neglect during installation.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Country / Region   Summary
France, China, Japan, England, Italy, Germany, and Ecuador   Expert has been a division General Manager for a French company and has traveled on business to the countries listed.

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of fiber optic components.

Other Skills and Services

Expert developed the first 401(k) retirement plan in the U.S. (for 100,000 Honeywell, Inc. employees).


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