Sam Malek, PhD

Sam Malek, PhD

Cyberonix
17 Cervantes Ct
Irvine , CA 92617
Office: 949-357-3501
Introduction

Sam Malek is a Software Engineering Professor in the Informatics Department within the School of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. His research is in the field of software engineering, and to date his focus has spanned the areas of software design and architecture, distributed and embedded systems, smartphone and mobile computing, internet and web technologies, and software dependability and security. Results of his research have appeared in more than 100 manuscripts, which have been published in peer-reviewed scientific conferences and journals. These publications have been cited more than 8,000 times according to Google Scholar. He has received numerous awards for his scientific contributions to the field of computer science, including the ACM SIGSOFT test-of-time award (2020), National Science Foundation CAREER award (2013), GMU Emerging Researcher/Scholar/Creator award (2013), and GMU Computer Science Department Outstanding Faculty Research Award (2011). In addition to his research activities, he regularly teaches a variety of both undergraduate and graduate courses in computer science at the university.

Formal Education

PhD, Computer Science, University of Southern California, 2007
MS, Computer Science, University of Southern California, 2004
BS, Information and Computer Science, University of California, Irvine, 2000

Industry Experience

Prior to his academic appointment, Prof. Malek worked for several years as a software engineer, software architect, and programmer at a variety of companies, namely the Boeing Company, PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting (later acquired by International Business Machines (IBM) Corporation), FieldCentrix, and Neural Computing Systems Lab. During his tenure in the industry, he gained professional experience in the design, development, and management of large-scale software engineering efforts. These efforts involved the engineering of a variety of enterprise automation, ecommerce, mobile, web-based, and data-driven software systems. The majority of his experiences as a practitioner in the industry dealt with the development of advanced software capabilities. Among others, at Boeing, he was one of the software architects in the Future Combat Systems project. This project pioneered the development of numerous autonomous aerial vehicles, nowadays commonly referred to as drones.

Litigation Experience

In his capacity as an expert witness in more than 40 cases, Prof. Malek has come across and testified about a broad range of software technologies. He has extensive experience with intellectual property cases involving patent, trade secret, and copyright law. He has drafted validity, invalidity, infringement, and non-infrignement reports, summarizing his opinions in these matters. He also has extensive experience with breach of contract disputes, often involving software development projects. He has testified in high-stakes jury trials in various US district courts. He has submitted declarations and offered deposition testimony to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) in the Inter Partes Review (IPR) of patents. In providing testimony at trial, he draws on his teaching skills as an instructor to breakdown complex technical concepts in ways that can be explained to non-technical jurors. He also make frequent use of analogies and demonstratives to explain the technical concepts in an intuitive manner. References from attorneys in prior cases can be provided upon request.

Highlights

- Professor of Software Engineering, University of California, Irvine
- 20+ years of experience in academia and industry
- 40+ prior engagements in software-related litigation matters
- 25+ prior testimonies in trials and depositions
- Renowned author of 100+ peer-reviewed publications


Areas of Expertise
  • Computers
  • Cybersecurity
  • Information Technology
  • Intellectual Property
  • Internet
  • Patents
  • Software
  • Software Engineering
  • Technology
  • Trade Secrets

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: PhD in Computer Science, University of Southern California
MS in Computer Science, University of Southern California
BS in Information and Computer Science, University of California Irvine
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Member of the Software Engineering Faculty at the University of California, Irvine
Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Editorial board of the ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology
Editorial board of the ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems
Editorial Board of the Springer Journal of Computing
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: I am a Tenured Professor of Software Engineering at the University of California, Irvine. I regularly teach courses at all levels at the University. I have given over 50 formal presentations at scientific conferences of software engineering academics and professionals. I have served as organizer and reviewer of more than 150 scientific conferences.
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: None
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: 40+ litigation matters. See my CV for the list of prior cases.
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Software Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: Approximately half
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: Approximately half
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: More than 30 prior deposition testimonies.
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: Last month.
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Approximately 10 times.
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 10 years
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Expert Witness Consulting Services
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Available upon request.
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: Available upon request.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: Available upon request.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: Available upon request.
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Available upon request.

References

Available Upon Request