Michael Barr is a former adjunct professor of electrical engineering and computer science with over 25 years of hands-on software design and implementation experience. Internationally recognized as an expert in the field of software process and architecture for safe and secure computing, Barr has been admitted as a testifying expert witness in U.S. and Canadian court cases involving issues of reverse engineering (including DMCA), interception of encrypted signals (Federal Communications Act), patent infringement, theft of copyrighted source code (including trade secrets issues), and product liability.
Widely respected as a leader in the engineering community, Mr. Barr has trained hundreds of software and firmware engineers in the state-of-the-art techniques used for safe and secure embedded systems development. Software written by Mr. Barr has powered millions of embedded devices. He is also the author of three books and more than seventy published articles and papers about software design. For more than a decade, he was a regular invited speaker at the Embedded Systems Conferences around the world, served as a member of the conference's advisory board, and served as chair for various specialty tracks.
Areas of Expertise
- Computer Security
- Infotainment & Telematics Systems
- Software Engineering
- Trade Secrets
- Wireless Technology
- Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
- A: Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE), University of Maryland
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE), University of Maryland
Master of Business Administration (MBA), University of Maryland
- Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
- A: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Member
Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE), Member
Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, Member
- Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
- A: Teaching:
I am former adjunct professor of electrical engineering and computer science, having taught at the University of Maryland
and Johns Hopkins University.
I have trained hundreds of professional engineers in the state-of-the-art techniques used for developing safe and secure embedded systems and software.
Industry Speaking Events:
I have been an invited speaker at 10+ industry trade events, including Embedded Systems Conferences around the world.
- Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
- A: No.
- Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
- A: I have been retained as an expert 50+ times.
- Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
- A: I have had my deposition taken 15+ times.
- Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
- A: I have testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator 25+ times.
- Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
- A: I have worked with the legal industry as an expert witness for 15+ years.
- Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
- A: I provide legal teams with the following support for their cases:
-Source code reviews and software analysis
-Reverse engineering of electronic systems
- Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
- A: All rates are negotiable.
Available Upon Request