Focused on the appropriate application of “patterns for patenting” together with intuition, inspiration, and cross-disciplinary connecting. De-mystify “inventing” as applied to science, engineering and technology.
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- The Inventor's Complete Handbook, 1st Ed. (2018)
James L. Cairns
Dr. Steven Simske was, until the end of 2017, an HP Fellow and a Research Director in HP Labs. He led HP in research and development in algorithms, multi-media, labels, brand protection, security and secure printing, imaging, 3D printing, analytics and life sciences. He is a long-time member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Councils, leads the Steering Committee for the ACM DocEng Symposium, and is currently President of the Imaging Science and Technology professional organization. Dr. Simske has more than 160 granted US patents and more than 400 professional publications, including the recent book, Meta-Algorithmics, and book chapters on forensic imaging and industrial inkjet technologies. He is the lead of the Industrial Advisory Board for the Biomedical Engineering program at Colorado State University and is an Honorary Professor in Computer Science at the University of Nottingham, UK. Dr. Simske completed a BS (Marquette University, 1986) and Masters (Rensselaer Polytechnic University, 1987) in Biomedical Engineering; a PhD (University of Colorado, 1990) in Electrical Engineering, and a PostDoc (University of Colorado, 1993) in Aerospace Engineering.