Prior to serving as chair of the Department of Computer Science at UA Little Rock, Dr. Baker was on the faculty (as Assistant Professor and Tenured Associate Professor) in the Computer Science Department at Iowa State University. During this 20 years, he taught graduate and undergraduate courses in Software Engineering and conducted original research in Software Engineering and Natural Language Text Analysis.
Dr. Baker’s research in Software Engineering focused on Formal (Model-based) Specification Languages, and he was one of the original developers of Java Modeling Language (JML). Later and for the past 20 years, Dr. Baker has held jobs in the IT industry including Director of Business Development at the Louisiana Immersive Technology Enterprise (LITE), Performance Test Lead at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, and Systems (software and enterprise) Architect at Nationwide Insurance.
Areas of Expertise
- Enterprise Architecture
- Formal Specification Languages
- Performance Testing
- Enterprise Software Development Methodologies (ESDM)
- Software Engineering
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