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A Ph.D. technical leader with over 20 years of experience in computer networking, network security, and full-stack web app development. Previous CTO accomplishments include scaling the team by 10 times and increase revenue by 4 times.
Ph.D. Computer Engineering, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
M.S. Computer Engineering, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
B.S. Computer Science and Mathematics, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX
Software Development Manager, Amazon Web Services (AWS). Build AWS Accounts for all customers to create accounts and access other services.
CTO, DTI Management. Built and scaled the engineering team for a $300MM/year enterprise: reaching the breakeven point.
CTO, 1Ticket.com. Scaled dev team by five times in five months for a B2B ticket distribution platform: increasing revenue by four times in three years.
CEO, Inktie, Inc. Built an online platform for small newspapers to increase online revenue by sharing content.
Adjunct Professor, University of the District of Columbia. Taught web development and network security.
Visiting Assistant Professor, University of the District of Columbia. Taught web development, network security, and cloud computing.
Software Engineer, 1Ticket.com. Migrated to a serverless, microservice architecture on AWS: reduced costs by 7.4 times.
Assistant Professor, University of the District of Columbia. Taught advanced web development, network security, cryptography, security in cloud computing, and scalable cloud computing.
Senior R&D Engineer. Designed and developed algorithms and data structures to that detect anomalous behavior of millions of devices.
Ph.D. Thesis. "Network Efficiency in Peer-to-peer Data Distribution."
Teaching Assistant, Washington University. Lectured in graduate and undergraduate courses in computer architecture and system software.
Technical Intern. Intel. Developed novel methods and tools for IO-performance analysis of enterprise applications.
Research Assistant, Washington University. Characterized the network performance of peer-to-peer applications and prototyped novel systems to improve it.
Research Associate, Washington University. As a member of the Applied Research Lab (ARL), developed application frameworks for a remotely accessible networking laboratory.
Programmer, New Media Gateway. Designed and implemented web application frameworks including a scalable, statistics package.
Developer Intern, Sheppard Air Force Base. Designed and developed an index of digital course materials for pilot training.
Lab Assistant, Midwestern State University. Provided technical support for students in the Computer Labs.
Teacher, Dominica Grammar School, Dominica, West Indies. Taught secondary school mathematics.
Web Developer, FreeStyle Inc. Led a web development team.
Entrepreneur, Build a platform to increase online revenue for small newspapers.
Chancellor’s Graduate Fellowship, Washington University in St. Louis
Goodie Drawer Award (for timely and relevant analyses), Intel
Problem Solver Award, New Media Gateway Inc.
President’s Medal, Midwestern State University
Honors Program Graduate, Midwestern State University
Outstanding Computer Science Student, Midwestern State University
Outstanding Mathematics Student, Midwestern State University
Speaker, Caribbean Students Organization, Midwestern State University
Distinguished Guest, Midwestern State University Commencement
Speaker, Chancellor’s Fellowship Conference and Reunion
Panelist, ATARC Federal Cloud Computing Summit
Member of CSIT Graduate Admissions Committee, UDC
Member of Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, UDC
Organizer, Department of Homeland Security CMSI-UDC event
Advisor, NSF LSAMP program, Bradley Erickson
Advisor, M.S. Thesis/Project, Sophia Anderson
Speaker, Future Faculty Career Exploration Program, RIT
Reviewer, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (ToN)
Chaperon, Target Hope conference for underrepresented minorities
Speaker, Technical Research Exhibition, 37th NSBE convention
Presenter, Technical Research Exhibition, 37th NSBE convention
Speaker, Chancellor's Fellowship Dinner, Washington University
Reviewer, IEEE Networking and Internet Symposium (ICC 2011)
Web Site Administrator, Chancellor's Fellowship, Washington University
Presenter, Target Hope Conference, Washington University
Cook, Feed St. Louis, Centenary Cares
Presenter, Graduate Research Symposium, Washington University
President, Graduate Student Association, Washington University
Founding Member, Washington University Technology Entrepreneurs
Judge, Graduate Research Symposium, Washington University
Speaker, Ph.D. Visitor’s Day, Washington University
Panelist, Graduate Panel, National Society of Black Engineers’ (NSBE)
Vice President, Graduate Student Association, Washington University
Speaker, Chancellor’s Fellowship Recruitment, Washington University
Public Relations Officer, Math Club, Midwestern State University
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate
AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate
AWS Certified Developer - Associate
MITx 15.390.1x, Entrepreneurship 101: Who is your customer?
Shakir James and Jason Knieriem. 1Ticket Leadership on Scalability, Automation, and Enabling the Flip Economy. In AWS Startups Blog, Feb 2020.
Shakir James and Patrick Crowley. Experimental Analyses of Data Distribution on Data Center Networks. In Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE Thirteenth International Conference on Peer-to-Peer Computing (P2P), Trento, Italy, Sep 2013 (19% acceptance rate, 18/94).
Shakir James and Patrick Crowley. Fast Content Distribution on Datacenter Networks. In Proceedings of the 7th ACM/IEEE Symposium on Architectures for Networking and Communications Systems (ANCS '11), Brooklyn, NY, Oct 2011 (18% acceptance rate, 31/172).
Shakir James. Network Efficiency in Peer-to-peer Data Distribution. Washington University in St. Louis, Ph.D. Dissertation, 2012.
Shakir James and Patrick Crowley. IMP: ISP-Managed P2P. In Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Peer-to-Peer Computing (P2P), Delft, Netherlands, Aug 2010 (22% acceptance rate, 27/121).
Shakir James and Patrick Crowley. TnT: transparent network tracker for P2P applications. In Proceedings of the 6th ACM/IEEE Symposium on Architectures for Networking and Communications Systems (ANCS '10), La Jolla, CA, Oct 2010 (18% acceptance rate, 32/178).
Shakir James and Patrick Crowley. ISP managed peer-to-peer. In Proceedings of the 5th ACM/IEEE Symposium on Architectures for Networking and Communications Systems (ANCS '09), Princeton, NJ, Oct 2009 (21% acceptance rate, 32/150).
Charlie Wiseman, Jonathan Turner, Michela Becchi, Patrick Crowley, John DeHart, Mart Haitjema, Shakir James, Fred Kuhns, Jing Lu, Jyoti Parwatikar, Ritun Patney, Michael Wilson, Kenneth Wong and Dave Zar. A Remotely Accessible Network Processor-Based Router for Network Experimentation. In Proceedings of the 4th ACM/IEEE Symposium on Architectures for Networking and Communications Systems (ANCS '08), San Jose, CA, Nov 2008 (23% acceptance rate, 30/131).
Shakir James. Performance Evaluation of the Advanced Network Tracker for BitTorrent, Computer Science Department, Washington University in St. Louis, 2008.
Shakir James. OSPF Extensions for Mobile Ad-hoc Networks, Computer Science Department, Washington University in St. Louis, 2008.
Shakir James. Web single sign-on systems, Computer Science Department, Washington University in St. Louis, 2007.
Unlisted: numerous graduate and postgraduate presentations, including journals clubs and departmental research seminars.