Dave began his career at the Caltech/NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory after earning his BS and MS in Electrical Engineering at Washington State University. There he researched and implemented advanced receivers, statistical pattern recognition systems, machine learning algorithms and error correcting codes for their Communication Systems Research Section. He went on to help co-found Pivotal Technologies, developing IP for the then-emerging Bluetooth and DVI arena, and was later acquired by Broadcom. He continued his startup work at Solarflare Communications, where he was deeply involved in all aspects of the technology. Dave has subsequently been applying image processing, machine learning, and statistical pattern recognition and decision making techniques to numerous cross-disciplinary software solutions.