Bob Zeidman is the founder and president of Zeidman Consulting. Since 1987, Bob has designed ASICs, FPGAs, and PC boards for RISC-based parallel processor systems, vector supercomputers, laser printers, hardware emulators, network switches and routers, and various real-time systems. He has written technical papers on hardware and software design methods, and has taught courses on Verilog, ASIC, and FPGA design at engineering conferences throughout the world. Bob holds
22 patents. He is the author of The Software IP Detective's Handbook
about software forensics and 4 textbooks on hardware and
software engineering. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and was the recipient of the 1994 Wyle/EE Times American by Design Award, the 2003 Jolt Reader's Choice Award, and
named the 2010 and 2015 Outstanding Engineer in a Specialized Field from the IEEE for "Innovative Contributions in the Area of Forensic Software Analysis." Bob
is also the president of
Software Analysis and Forensic Engineering, the
leading provider of software forensics tools for
litigation. Bob has testified in deposition and at trial. He is certified in the use of CodeSuite® and
has a master's degree from Stanford University and two
bachelor's degrees from Cornell University.
Evan Kovanis is a research engineer at Zeidman Consulting.
He has hands-on experience designing, analyzing, and
reverse-engineering hardware and software. He has developed embedded firmware, GUI software, RF hardware, database application software, and ASIC verification code. Evan is certified in the use of CodeSuite®.
Evan has testified in deposition and at trial. He holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from the University of California Santa Barbara.