Dr James Clark is a lecturer at the University of Southern Mississippi in the School of Computing, at the Hattiesburg, MS campus as well as a Professor at the University Maryland, Adelphia, Maryland in their Online Learning Division. Learning and teaching has been a fulfilling part of James’ life. After obtaining a BS degree, Clark completed a M.S. and a Ph.D.; both while working full-time, married with young children, and enrolled in graduate courses on a part-time basis. Clark is an entrepreneur and Information Communications Technology, ICT, professional with extensive experience in trusted systems software in telecommunications (fixed line, mobile and wireless), trusted software development, testing and deployment. Presently he works in the area of software security for smart phones, an area offering challenges for providing secure ICT environments as well as in enhancing Trust in Industrial IoT and IoT in general.
Dr Clark has worked in several well known and prestigious organizations including Los Alamos National Laboratory, Bell Laboratories, and major computer firms such as IBM, Digital Equipment Corporation and Control Data Corporation. At Los Alamos Clark. was appointed to their Scholar Program and sent to finish a Ph.D., at Los Alamos, Clark was also the co-inventor of the first industry verifiable printer SPOOLER operational on an IBM 7030 STRETCH, the world’s first Super Computer.
At Los Alamos Dr Clark initially worked in Theoretical Physics Division working to keep laboratory computers operational and software stable and up to date. Subsequently after its formation James worked in the Laboratory’s Computers and Communications Division and the Atomic Energy’s Division, The National Reactor Testing Station near Idaho Falls, Idaho where James led the design, development, testing and maintenance of the software system for predicting the thermal dynamics and heat transfer characteristics and cooling requirements’ of the ATR (Advanced Test Reactor) which is still in operation today.
At Bell Labs Dr Clark was in the UNIX Software Operation, which became AT&T UNIX Systems Laboratories. Clark held the positions of Vice President and Director of UNIX System Laboratories, and President and Director of UNIX Systems Laboratories Pacific (USLP), in Tokyo, Japan. Until recently Clark was executive Chairman of the Board of UNIX Systems Technologies China (USTC), a joint venture originally established by Dr Clark while at AT&T/Lucent Technologies. USTC was the first firm to legally introduce the UNIX system software into the PRC.
Clark has held senior executive technical and management positions in SCO Inc. as Senior VP, Vice President SCO’s Asia Pacific Operations, and President of SCO Asia business operations in the Pacific Region. Clark is a past Director and Chairman of the Board of the Information Communication Institute of Singapore (ICIS), software engineering collaboration established between ATT/Lucent Bell Laboratories and the Economic Development Board of Singapore for the training of telecommunications software engineers to support the growing demand in Asia Pacific for telecommunications.
Dr Clark is a former full Professor of Data Communications & Software Engineering, at the Queensland University of Technology, and Adjunct Professor at the Information Systems Security Research Centre(sic), a government funded applications assurance and security software R&D center, located on the QUT campus in Brisbane, Australia; a Professor in the Faculty of Business, Computing Unit, at Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Australia; a Professor at the University of Essex, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Colchester, UK; Jim held past Adjunct Professorships in several universities located near former employers . These include: University of New Mexico and New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology; University Nanyang Technological University (NTU),Republic of Singapore; National University of Singapore (NUS); University of Technology Sydney, UTS); and Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand.
Dr Clark support his profession by involvement in several Professional Memberships/Associations:
Distinguished Fellow of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers. Member of the IEEE and IEEE-Computer Society, the Australian Computer Society, a Senior Member of the Singapore Computer Society, a member of the Chinese and Oriental Language Processing Society, the Association of Computing Machinery, Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics, a life member of the American Mathematical Society. Dr Clark is a recipient of a National Science Foundation Fellowship and a Los Alamos National Laboratory Scholar. He has over 100 publications.
-PhD University of New Mexico and University of California’s Los Alamos National Laboratory Graduate School Extension Center, Los Alamos, New Mexico USA.
-Master of Science in Applied Mathematics with thesis in computing, University of Idaho.
-BS Mathematics with a minor in Physics and Petroleum Engineering, New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology
The function of the IoT Community, is to focus on the adoption & application of IoT in commercial environments, seeking to understand & contribute to applying the technology or overcoming the wide variety of barriers, inhibitors, and technical & operational issues. As a member of the board, Dr Clark will provide impartial input and guidance to the overall vision, strategy and execution that is helping to shape the current and future direction for the IoT Community, as well as the broader IoT industry.