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James W Cooper

James W Cooper advises chief information officers (CIOs) and small businesses on medical analytics and related web architecture and design. He holds 8 software patents and is the author of 15 books on technical software issues. In addition, he is well known as a lecturer and author on software Design Patterns and was a columnist for JavaPro magazine for 5 years. He spent 20 years doing research at the IBM T J Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY.

In a recent project in Medical Analytics he was a member of a cross-institutional team with faculty from Columbia University and Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital to develop a prototype client server system for the analysis of the temporal evolution of symptoms in brain tumor patients. The resulting system was used as a central part of an NIH grant application.

Dr. Cooper combines his corporate and academic background with entrepreneurial experience, founding Lab Software Associates, a software development and web consulting firm, in 1985.

James W. Cooper has an A.B. degree from Oberlin College and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry from Ohio State University.  He has been on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Magnetic Resonance, and a Contributing Editor to JavaPro magazine.  He gave lectures on Design Patterns at the JavaOne and OOPSLA conferences and spoke frequently to student groups as part of IBM’s Java Train lecture series.  He also developed the Computers in Chemistry program at Tufts University, and managed a multinational software development effort at Bruker Instruments (Billerica, MA).