I am also an alumnus of Boston College and the University Chorale of Boston College. Information about the chorale, including a schedule of upcoming concerts and events can be found at the chorale web site.
I’m currently Vice President of Engineering at CarePort Health, where we provide hospitals, health systems, and accountable care organizations with solutions to optimize post-acute care utilization and outcomes.
I’ve written two books on Java-related programming and technology topics. Both books are now fairly out of date, though many of the fundamental concepts they convey are still relevant. They’re published by Prentice Hall and can be found in the usual places, both online and off.
During the two years following its publication, my first book—Advanced Java 2 Platform How to Program—was used in a wide variety of courses at more than 60 universities across the world.
My second book—Java Web Services for Experienced Programmers—focuses on open standards and Java APIs for Web services, such as SOAP, WSDL, UDDI, JAX-RPC, JAXM, JAXP, Apache Axis and much more.
The Eagle Eyes Project at Boston College has developed a technology that helps people who are non-verbal and have limited voluntary muscle control to use computers by simply moving their eyes or head. As an undergraduate I worked as a research assistant on the project developing diagnostic, educational, and entertainment software tailored to the technology.
In my senior thesis, I combined my major fields of study (Philosophy & Computer Science) to investigate object-oriented design as metaphysics and epistemology.