Robert F. Mathis, PhD, CISSP

Staff Scientist Emeritus, Interhack Corporation Senior Lecturer,The Ohio State University

Bob Mathis joined Interhack's Forensic Computing practice as a staff Scientist in January 2007. He brings more than twenty years' experience as an independent software technology consultant working for NASA, the US Army, the US Navy, the US Air Force, the State of Ohio, BankOne and Nationwide Insurance.

Prior to joining Interhack, Mathis has directed three small businesses in the software technology industry, most recently serving as president and chief consultant at Pithecanthropus Consulting, Inc., a start-up that specializes in Java tools and software development. Mathis has also served as an expert witness on behalf of the US Air Force in a multi-million dollar computer software contract dispute related to compiler implementation. Additionally, Mathis has served as:

  • Convener of the International Organization for Standardization's Working Group on Ada, Lisp/Prolog Study Group and Java Study Group
  • Director of the Ada and STARS (Software Technology for Adaptable, Reliable Systems) Joint Program Offices in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
  • Principle scientist of the Ada Resource Association, an industry trade association
  • Member of the committees for standardization of Common Lisp (served as chairman); international standardization of programming languages (served as chairman) standardization of ISLIsp; Prolog; Scheme; ECMAScript (JavaScript; C#; and Java).

Mathis is also currently a senior lecturer for the department of computer science and engineering at The Ohio State University, where he teaches classes on programming languages, computer ethics and Java. He has also served as a computer science faculty member at George Washington University, George Mason University, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and Old Dominion University. Mathis holds a doctorate in numerical analysis, as well as bachelor's and master's degrees from The Ohio State University. He resides in Upper Arlington.