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Consulting and Training Projects (2005 - Present)


I Sample Consulting Projects

1. Department of the Treasury (January 1999-September 2001, October 2004-Present)

I started this work while at the MITRE Corporation in January 1999 and continued until September 2001. Then after my IPA at the National Science Foundation I resumed this work as a consultant in via MITRE  since October 2004.

I am an expert for the Internal Revenue Service on Corporate Software Research Credit. Between January 1999 and September 2001, I worked on several software research credit cases involving Fortune 500 corporations in banking and finance, insurance, telecommunications, data processing, energy, air transportation and retail sectors. I wrote a report for each case and delivered to the IRS.  In 2000 I was involved in one of the first prefiling cases for the IRS and my work was quoted in the Wall Street Journal in December 2000 and was commended by both the IRS and the Taxpayer at a major conference in February 2001. I also served as a consultant to the Department of Justice Lawyers in March 2001.

Since October 2004, I have continued to work on software research credit cases for Fortune 500 corporations in each of the sectors listed previously and written a report for each case. In addition, I have also worked on multiple prefiling cases as well as appeals cases. Over the years I have worked on around 90 cases, written numerous reports and given several presentations.


2. Technology Futures Inc.  Austin, TX (April 2006 - September 2006)

I was introduced to this assignment by the Vice President of Research at the University of Texas at Dallas. Technology Futures Inc was requested by a government customer in Washington DC to conduct a survey and analysis of IPV6 Technology. I contributed to this study and provided a detailed analysis of IPV6, its advantages over IPV4 and the security issues for IPV6. Short reports were submitted to Technology Futures Inc.


II Sample Expert Witness Projects


1. Morrison and Foerster MoFo (December 2007 - February 2008)
 

I worked  as an expert witness for MoFo whose client was being sued by a company for patent infringement in a cyber security topic. I reviewed several patents and papers and gave advice to MoFo and also completed a draft report. The case was settled out of court in February 2008.

2. Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati WSGR (November 2010 - May 2011)

I worked as an expert witness for WSGR whose client was being sued for patent infringement in a cyber security topic. I reviewed several patents and papers and gave my opinion to the lawyers to prepare the brief. 

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  McKool and Smith (August 2013 – November 2013)

I worked as an expert witness for McKool and Smith whose client was suing another company on patent infringement in a cyber security topic. I reviewed the patent and the web sites of the defendant and explained the concepts to the lawyers and helped them prepare a brief.


III Sample Training Projects

I have taught courses to several agencies in the US Government through AFCEA (Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association) since September 1998. I started this work while at MITRE and have continued since then. Currently I teach via Bhavani Security Consulting. In addition to teaching at the head quarters in Fairfax VA, I have also taught at several Air Force Bases including at Edwards, Offutt, Lackland, Eglin and Kirkland.

The course topics are in data management, data mining and data security. Recent coures include:
(i) Knowledge Management through Semantic Web and Social Networking and (ii) Data Mining Technologies and their Applications in Counter terrorism.

I am now preparing courses to be delivered to various professional organizations on (iii) Developing and Securing the Cloud and (iv) Big Data Analytics.


IV Other Projects

For details of my work experience since 1980, please visit
http://www.utdallas.edu/~bhavani.thuraisingham/