The expert is a Professor in the Computer Science Department, He obtained a B.S. degree from San Diego State University and a M.S. and Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from UCLA. His major areas of expertise include database management, distributed and heterogeneous/multimedia (text, image/picture, voice) systems, internet data management and access/searching, information systems planning and development methodologies, business process modeling and management,
decision support systems, software engineering, medical/health informatics, data privacy and protection, patents (validation/invalidation, infringement/non-infringement), and other legal and intellectual property issues.