Mike O’Neal, Ph.D.

Larson Professor of Computer Science, Louisiana Tech University

Founder and Chief Scientist, Network Foundation Technologies

Mike O’Neal is a professor and former Chair of the Computer Science Program at Louisiana Tech University, where he holds the Larson Endowed Professorship. Mike is also the Founder and Chief Scientist of Network Foundation Technologies – a company focused on developing online distributed broadcast technologies. Mike has three decades of experience in the field of higher education, has co-founded two high tech startups over the past decade and a half, and has fifteen issued US patents to his name. Dr. O’Neal received his BS (Magna Cum Laude, 1982) and MS (1984) from Louisiana Tech University, and his Ph.D. (1989) from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette. In the 1999 to 2001 time frame Mike was Co-Founder and CTO of OneNetNow.com, a community-based web portal focused on the urban community, which was acquired by EarthLink in 2001. Dr. O’Neal’s academic research interests include active authentication using behavioral biometrics, computer science education, artificial intelligence, and distributed online broadcast technologies.




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