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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

Bob Zeidman, President

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.

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Nikolaus Baer is a research engineer at Zeidman Consulting. He has developed software for marine research, optical testing equipment, military terrain databases, mobile applications and medical devices. He has written articles and given presentations about software trade secret theft and how to analyze source code for detecting it. Nik is certified in the use of CodeSuite�. Nik has testified in deposition and at trial. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer engineering from UC Santa Barbara, where he attended on a Regents Scholarship. He has placed first in the Start Cup 2004 business plan competition. Nik is currently the assistant secretary of the Northern California Scholarship Foundation's Alumni Association, a member of the Belmont Lions, and a member of IEEE.

Nik Baer, Research Engineer

Nikolaus Baer is a research engineer at Zeidman Consulting. He has developed software for marine research, optical testing equipment, military terrain databases, mobile applications and medical devices. He has written articles and given presentations about software trade secret theft and how to analyze source code for detecting it. Nik is certified in the use of CodeSuite®. Nik has testified in deposition and at trial. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer engineering from UC Santa Barbara, where he attended on a Regents Scholarship. He has placed first in the Start Cup 2004 business plan competition. Nik is currently the assistant secretary of the Northern California Scholarship Foundation's Alumni Association, a member of the Belmont Lions, and a member of IEEE.

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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.

Evan Kovanis, Research Engineer

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.

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John Peck is a research engineer at Zeidman Consulting. He has hands-on experience in designing, analyzing, and reverse-engineering hardware and software. His specialties include systems development, SOC/ASIC/FPGA design and verification, systems security, design methodology automation, and software development. John is certified in the use of CodeSuite�. John is named inventor on 10 patents. He holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, and a M.S. degree in Computer Science from UCLA.

John Peck, Research Engineer

John Peck is a research engineer at Zeidman Consulting. He has hands-on experience in designing, analyzing, and reverse-engineering hardware and software. His specialties include systems development, SOC/ASIC/FPGA design and verification, systems security, design methodology automation, and software development. John is certified in the use of CodeSuite®. John is named inventor on 10 patents. He holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, and a M.S. degree in Computer Science from UCLA.

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Atif Hashmi is a research engineer at Zeidman Consulting. He has hands-on experience designing, analyzing, and reverse-engineering hardware and software. He also has extensive expertise in the fields of machine learning and Internet-of-Things. Dr. Hashmi is the founder of a high-tech startup and is the named inventor on several patents. He has written a number of papers for peer-reviewed journals and conferences. He is certified in the use of CodeSuite�. He holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Lahore University of Management Sciences, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin.

Atif Hashmi, Research Engineer

Atif Hashmi is a research engineer at Zeidman Consulting. He has hands-on experience designing, analyzing, and reverse-engineering hardware and software. He also has extensive expertise in the fields of machine learning and Internet-of-Things. Dr. Hashmi is the founder of a high-tech startup and is the named inventor on several patents. He has written a number of papers for peer-reviewed journals and conferences. He is certified in the use of CodeSuite®. He holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Lahore University of Management Sciences, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin.

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