Resume of
David Booth,  Ph.D.
Senior Software Architect

Boston area, USA -- Also willing to work remotely
Phone: +1 617 629 8881
david@dbooth.org
This document: http://dbooth.org/resume/


An avid runner logging 1000 miles per year, my passion is turning bold visions into working systems, combining insightful hands-on technical leadership with excellent communication. 


Key interests

Experience

2015-Present: Hokukahu LLC, Senior software architect.  DoD-funded project that uses semantic web technology to make healthcare data interoperable between different systems and data models.

Other roles:

2014-2015: Rancho BioSciences, Senior software architect.  Helping big pharma customers apply Semantic Web technology to information integration problems.

2014-2014: Hawaii Resource Group, Senior software architect.  DoD-funded project that uses semantic web technology to make healthcare data interoperable between different systems and data models.

2013-2014: Independent consulting, Senior software architect.  Focus on applying semantic web technology to information integration and analysis in healthcare and life sciences.

2012-2013: KnowMED, Senior software architect.  Applying semantic web technology in healthcare for quality reporting and clinical outcomes measurement.  The applications use a Java backend with RDF and SPARQL, RESTful web services, transforming data from relational databases, spreadsheets and other sources to RDF for sophisticated semantic query and analysis.

Writings and presentations:
Additional roles:
2011-2012: PanGenX, Senior software architect / senior knowledge engineer, applying semantic web technology to bioinformatics and genomics in support of personalized medicine.  Prototyped the data production pipeline using RDF, SPARQL and Perl, transforming data from dbSNP, DrugBank and other sources to RDF for analysis and enrichment.

Writings and presentations:
2009-2010: Cleveland Clinic, Senior software architect for the SemanticDB project, which applies semantic web technology to clinical research.  Managed development of applications that derive research data from patient medical records and measure the quality of patient treatment.

Writings and presentations:
Additional roles: 2005-2009: HP Software
Senior Research Architect in the central software architecture team, which provides architectural governance and guidelines to the development teams for the 50+ products in HP Software.  Main activities:
Additional roles: Writings and presentations:
2002-2005: HP Software / W3C Fellow, MIT
W3C Fellow from HP Software, working out of W3C's MIT offices.  Alternate W3C team contact for the W3C Web Services Description working group, and alternate W3C team contact for the W3C Web Services Architecture working group.  Some writings and presentations:
1991-2002: Bluestone Software / HP Software (HP acquired Bluestone in 2000)
Responsible for technical course development and ramping up new consultants and instructors.   Developed and taught numerous courses on Java, C++, X & Motif GUI design, Perl, the Bluestone Web application server, and others.   Bluestone's Advisory Committee representative to W3C.  Also invented and prototyped a system for collecting real-time traffic speed data by tracking cell phone locations -- without GPS -- and for providing audible turn-by-turn driving guidance via cell phone, based on actual traffic speed data.  This was likely the world's first non-GPS cell-phone-based vehicle navigation system, though never brought to market.

Education

Technologies

Perl, Java, RESTful HTTP, SPARQL, RDF, Linux, Apache, Tomcat, MySQL, Oracle, C++, C, X, Motif, SQL, and others.

Other

Foreign languages: some Italian and French. 
Former musician.

References available on request.