Edward M. Robinson, Ph.D.

avatar-196Ed is a recovering physicist who finally saw the light and reinvented himself as a computer scientist. Already having a BS and MS in Physics, he completed his transformation by getting a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Houston while teaching programming and mathematics at its downtown campus. He then left academia to pursue real world software development landing gigs at IBM, Fannie Mae, US Army, US Department of Defense, and Binary Group. He’s worked at every level of every sizeEd at Abbey Road Studio 2 of software project from a one-person in-house tool project on up to chief architect of a large enterprise system. He’s written code in C, C++, Objective C, Java/J2EE, Python, Swift, and even Fortran for Macs, NeXT computers, PCs, assorted Unix Workstations, mainframes, and parallel super computers along with mobile devices.

Ed is also a musician. After 25 years of teaching and consulting, Ed decided to have a mid-life crisis and went to Abbey Road Studios in London, England and 5AM Studios in Austin, Texas to record an album. Since then, he has consulted on and off but would prefer a more open environment where he can freely explore the concepts and music he is interested in. There are plans for more blog posts, podcasts, and (possibly) videos in the future.