Computing skills: Strong knowledge of machine learning, operating systems, databases, networking, and Web technology. Detailed knowledge of system hardware. Experienced at developing industrial strength technology. Extensive systems performance analysis and tuning expertise.
Biotechnology skills: Knowledge of biochemistry, cellular, and molecular biology at the graduate student level. Lab experience with PCR, DNA minipreps, ion exchange, affinity, gel filtration, and HIC chromotography, BioRad BioPlex analysis, agarose and acrylamide gels, SDS-PAGE and Western blots, restriction digests, bacterial transformation, cloning, and tissue culture.
Management skills: Experienced at formulating and executing business plans and strategy. Experienced as a technical lead, engineering manager, and as a business product manager. Comfortable working with senior management to meet specific financial goals.
Other skills: Experienced at starting both for profit and not for profit corporations. Basic knowledge of associated legal, taxation, and accounting issues. Strong knowledge of patents, intellectual property, open source software, and drug access to treatment issues. First hand experience with the challenges of health care delivery in the developing world.
Exceptional ability to solve complicated technical problems. Can rapidly assimilate and extend new concepts and ideas. Solid communication skills. Able to work independently or as part of a team.
Rapidly come up with new ideas, implement them, and send them out for evaluation. Keep doing this until find something that sticks and it makes sense to build a startup around. Projects to date:
Running a small private foundation active in global public health. Small scale funding focused on public policy. Spending time in Tanzania performing HIV/AIDS education. Visiting El Salvador to study microcredit. Related projects to date:
Improving the performance of, and adding new features and functionality to, Gmail, Google's web based email system. Developing system performance measurement tools. Assessing and optimizing system performance. Implementing remote mail fetch functionality. Technologies employed include Java, Python, and C++.
Responsible for technical architecture, design, implementation, and planning. The resulting system is highly scalable and handles in excess of 1 billion email messages per day. This made it the fourth largest email processing system in the United States (behind AOL, MSN, and Yahoo). Technologies employed include numerous Sun client machines, several terrabytes of EMC SAN based storage, Oracle databases, Apache, Perl, C, and C++.
Managing patents, copyright, trademarks, and licensing for a 200 employee company using open source business models. Especially skilled at formulating profitable business strategies that leverage the Internet and free software communities.
Irlam, G. (2015). Floor and Upside Investing in Retirement with Real Instruments.
Irlam, G. (2014). Floor and Upside Investing in Retirement with Nominal SPIAs.
Irlam, G. (2014). Floor and Upside Investing in Retirement without Annuities.
Irlam, G. (2014). Portfolio Size Matters. The Journal of Personal Finance. 13(2), 9-16.
Irlam, G. & Tomlinson, J. (2014). Retirement Income Research: What Can We Learn from Economics?. The Journal of Retirement, 1(4), 118-128.
Petry, Irlam, and Maggi. US Patent 7,428,410: Value-added electronic messaging services having web-based user accessible message center. 2008. <URL:http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7428410>.
Petry, Irlam, and Maggi. US Patent 7,277,695: E-mail policy compliance techniques. 2007. <URL:http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7277695>.
Petry, Irlam, and Maggi. US Patent 7,272,378: E-mail filtering services using Internet protocol routing information. 2007. <URL:http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7272378>.
Irlam, Maggi, and Petry. US Patent 7,236,769: Value-added electronic messaging services and transparent implementation thereof using intermediate server. 2007. <URL:http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7236769>.
Irlam, Maggi, and Petry. US Patent 7,133,660: E-mail filtering services and e-mail service enrollment techniques. 2006. <URL:http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7133660>.
Irlam, Maggi, and Petry. US Patent 6,650,890: Value-added electronic messaging services and transparent implementation thereof using intermediate server. 2003. <URL:http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=6650890>.
Irlam. Andrea: The Pig Lady of Panchimalco. 2000. <URL:http://www.gricf.org/el_salvador-2000/andrea.html>.
Irlam, Formaro, Bothner, Petit-Bianco, Grossman, Tromey, Akimine, and Knuttila. Cygnus Implementation of the Java Language: Architecture and Design Manual. Cygnus Solutions, 1998. <URL:http://www.gordoni.com/cygnus/design.html>.
Irlam. Controlling the Internet: Legal and Technical Aspects of the Domain Name System. 1997. <http://www.gordoni.com/thoughts/dns-control/dns-control.html>.
Tiemann, Irlam, Taylor, Evans, and Bothner. Evaluating Hardware/Software Tradeoffs. Embedded Systems Conference/West, 1997. <URL:http://www.gordoni.com/cygnus/evaluate.html>.
Irlam and Williams. Software Patents: an Industry at Risk. Submission by the League for Programming Freedom to the Patent and Trademark Office on Patent Protection for Software-Related Inventions, 1994. <URL:http://www.gordoni.com/software-patents/lpf/industry-at-risk>
Garsden, Irlam, McDonald, Smith, and Wendelborn. The Development and Efficient Execution of SISAL Programs. In Advanced Topics in Data-Flow Computing, Prentice-Hall, 1991.