About Charles J. Simon

Author of Will Computers Revolt?

Professional

Charles J. Simon, BSEE, MSCS, nationally-recognized entrepreneur, software developer, manager: with a broad management and technical expertise.

With degrees in both Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Mr. Simon has many years of computer experience including pioneering work in AI and CAD.

His technical experience includes the creation of two unique Artificial Intelligence systems along with software for successful neurological test equipment. Combining AI development with biomedical nerve signal testing gives him the singular insight needed to create this new book.

Mr. Simon is also an active and entertaining speaker on a variety of topics.

Memberships: IEEE Senior Member, Mensa, the TripelNine Society, and Intertel.

Personal

In addition to developing software and starting companies, Charles is an avid blue-water sailor and adventurer having captained his boat around the world and through the arctic Northwest passage including a unique circumnavigation of the North American continent.

He sailed his most recent boat, a Taswell 58, over 50,000 miles in the last five years and is a licensed Captain. He usually sails with his wife of 39 years, Cathy.

Visit the sailing website at http://worldsailing.guru.

In addition to sailing, Charles has been an active philanthropist and has contributed the development of several software systems to support interactive museum exhibits using RFID tags and multimedia presentations.

Publications

  • BookThe Computer Aided Design of Printed Circuits, Abbot, Foster & Hauserman Co., San Francisco, 1987, 357-pp.
  • BookQuickstart Circumnavigation Guide, World Sailing Guru, Annapolis, MD, 2016, 187-pp.
  • Book Section—“Computer Aided Design and Design Automation” in Clark's Handbook of Printed Circuit Manufacturing, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1985.
  • “CAD and DA Systems for PC Artwork: A Timesharing Approach”, Proceedings, International Printed Circuits Conference, New York, June 1981; and Printed Circuit World Expo Proceedings, Pasadena, May 1981.
  • “What to Expect from a PC CAD/CAM System”, Proceedings, National Electronic Packaging and Production Conference, March 1983, Anaheim.
  • “Economic Justification of a CAD System”, Automation Technology Conference, Monterey, November 1983.
  • “Understanding the Need for Autorouting”, Electronic Packaging & Production, November, 1984.
  • “The Service Bureau Connection”, Computer Graphics World, Vol. 4. No 2. February 1981.
  • “Inside the Outside CAD Service Bureau”, Mini-Micro Systems, July 1981.
  • “Is In-House PCB Design for You?”, Computer-Aided Engineering, August 1988.
  • “The Future of Printed Circuit Design Systems”, Printed Circuit Design Magazine, November1988.

Software

Was sole developer or participated with a team on diverse software projects:
  • 3 generation of: “Vectron Printed Circuit CAD” Vectron Graphic Systems, 1978-1984.
  • “The BRAIN Simulator: Tutorial Software for neural Circuit Design” Neural Network Laboratory, 1988.
  • “3-D ComputerScape” (3-D graphics software library) Abbot, Foster & Hauserman, 1990.
  • “3-D MiniCAD for MS-DOS” Abbot, Foster & Hauserman, 1990, 1991.
  • “3-D MiniCAD for Windows” Abbot, Foster & Hauserman, 1992.
  • “Presonafile Resume Processing” Personafile Inc.,1993.
  • “Continuum: Software for Enterprise CAD” Bentley Systems, 1996.
  • "Synthetic Intelligence" Synthigence Corp., 2007.
  • "Cynthia Voice-activated Intercom" Synthigence Corp., 2008.
  • "Passport to Discovery: Museum Interactive System", Mobius Science Center, 2011.
  • "Flying Media: Museum Interactive System", Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2013.