About Me

Johan Dams

My name is Johan Dams, and you have found my blog.

During my professional career I have been involved in many projects around the world in the fields of embedded systems, software engineering and systems and security among others. I'm a published researcher working in the fields of cryptography and robotics and I have over ten years of experience running software teams.

I have been a lecturer at the Vaasa University and Vaasa University of Applied Sciences in Finland and have been invited to give guest lectures at Universities all over the world on topics such as robotics, cryptography, machine vision and learning, software development, software team management and embedded systems and its applications. I have designed and build autonomous soccer playing robots, part of the educational curriculum for my students.

During my sabbatical from the University, I headed the software division as Director of Software for Genesi, a company active in the development of ARM-processor based computing platforms in the United States. In this function I also participated in, and led the software development efforts for, a DARPA funded project for Raytheon performing research on and implementation of algorithms and systems for uncooled thermal imaging sensors.

I currently focus on my own company or two and research, and act as chairman of the Technology for Change Foundation, a non-profit established to promote access to a broad spectrum of technologies across the developing world.


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