Past life includes forays into both electrical and computer engineering, network security, technical marketing, and patent law.
Currently pet projects are diversity in engineering and IT, seismic changes in education via technology, the new pre-grant and post-grant opposition processes in the U.S. patent office, and issues facing women in tech workplaces.
Today my favorite article is Stocks Perform Better if Woman Are On Company Boards (the title says it all!) in Bloomberg. Their research is in line with that performed by Catalyst and others, as mentioned in Does Gender Equality Matter to Corporate Performance. Personally, I'm not sure if the improvements are due to the presence of women or to the presence of the type of men who practice gender equality.
Last month, my favorite article is "Is your article tweetable?" by a UCLA engineer. Quantizes the probability of virality of an article. SEO folks, are you listening?
"Apes with Apps." Brings up the question -- if we can train apes to use apps, why not digital dinosaurs?