Mike Prasad (M.S. in Computer Science, University of Houston - Clear Lake) has been working in the field of software engineering for over 30 years holding roles from a developer, designer, and chief architect. His professional career spans space, defense, energy, finance, pay-tv, and government. His expertise is in building large-scale and distributed systems utilizing sound software engineering principles. Mike has also been an affiliate faculty at several institutions for 20 years. His various research interests in current and trending technologies have him collaborating actively with researchers in other disciplines of science and engineering.