Higher Doctorate: Doctor of Engineering, D. Eng.  July 2011, Thesis consisting of published work in Secure Dependable Data Management, University of Bristol, England.

Ph.D.      in Theory of Computation and Computability Theory; University of Wales, Swansea, United Kingdom, July 1979 (at age 24).  Thesis:  Decision Problems for System Functions

Advisors: Dr. Roger Hindley (Swansea), Dr. John Cleave (Bristol) – received most of the supervision at University of Bristol and submitted thesis at University of Wales, Swansea due to residency requirements

M.S.        in Computer Science, University of Minnesota, March 1984 (G.P.A. 4.0/4.0); Specialized in: Databases, Networks, Operating Systems. Dissertation:  Transport Layer for a Token Ring Network, Advisor: Dr. William Munroe

M.Sc.      in Mathematical Logic and Foundations of Computer Science; University of Bristol, United Kingdom, January 1977; Thesis:  Construction of a Universal Partial Recursive Functional; Advisors: Dr. John Cleave and Prof. John Shepherdson

B.Sc.       in Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Physics; University of Ceylon, August 1975 (First Class and First in order of merit)



  1. JAVA Certification, Learning Tree International, 1998-2000 (5 courses)
  2. Certificate in Terrorism Studies, St. Andrews University, Scotland, January – May 2010
  3. CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) ISC2, May 2010
  4. GCFE (Global Information Assurance Certification [GIAC] Certified Forensics Examiner) SANS Institute, Nov. 2013
  5. GREM (Reverse Engineering Malware), SANS, plan to obtain certification in 2015


  1. Management Development Program, 1996-1997, The MITRE Institute
  2. US Intelligence Community, AFCEA, 1994
  3. Cybil Programming Language, Control Data Institute, 1984
  4. Economics Courses at UC Berkeley Extension, 2015