Chris's technological focus has been on developing networked applications for a variety of uses, from remote Web-based control architectures to distributed editing facilities. As a Software Engineer for Merrill-Hall, Chris has been instrumental in the design and implementation of several projects, from gathering requirements to implementing the code to assisting with unit testing. For the American Academy of Religion's ReligionSource database, Chris worked on developing the application's sophisticated search algorithm that processes information across a number of categories, while for the New Georgia Encyclopedia, he implemented the back end database layer connecting to a native XML database.
Specializing in J2EE and XML, Chris has been developing applications in Java since 1998 and tested the Java language at Sun Microsystems as an intern. He is also proficient in C++ and Perl, and has worked at Georgia Tech Research Institute under a DARPA grant analyzing computer network traffic patterns and bandwidth allocation. At Georgia Tech, he also worked as a teaching assistant for Java and was a guest lecturer for Introduction to Computing Using Java.
Chris holds a bachelor's degree in Anthropology from Georgia State University and a master's in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology.