Bob Zeidman Named IEEE Outstanding Engineer in the Region 6 Central Area

Software forensics pioneer earns third honor from renowned industry organization

CUPERTINO, Calif. Sept. 29, 2015Zeidman Consulting, a research and development contract firm specializing in digital hardware design, software design and software forensics, announced today that founder and president, Bob Zeidman, secured the Outstanding Engineer Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) Region 6 Central Area. Zeidman was honored for his significant advances in the field of software forensics. The IEEE Region 6 Central Area includes Central California, Northern Nevada and Hawaii.

The IEEE Awards program recognizes professionals who have made substantial contributions to technology and the engineering profession. An expert in a variety of engineering fields, Zeidman is distinctly renowned for his pioneering work in software forensics. Zeidman is credited for using software forensics to turn previously subjective information into empirical evidence. He has personally consulted on more than 150 court cases involving billions of dollars in disputed intellectual property, the software forensics tools he developed have been used in litigation worldwide, and his book, “The Software IP Detective’s Handbook,” is considered the standard textbook for software forensics.

Today’s announcement represents Zeidman’s third Outstanding Engineer award from the IEEE; earlier this year, he earned the prize in the IEEE’s Santa Clara Valley Section. Zeidman was nominated by IEEE Fellow Ralph Bernstein for his “accomplishments in the field of software forensics, which he pioneered by turning a subjective process into a quantitative measure and a reliable methodology.”

“This award is not only recognition of my contributions to software forensics, but also a tribute to the value and significance of this field,” said Zeidman. “I am proud to accept this honor and to know that my work has helped bring justice, fairness and efficiency to many tech legal disputes.”

About Bob Zeidman
Bob Zeidman is an inventor and entrepreneur whose ventures include Zeidman ConsultingZeidman TechnologiesSoftware Analysis and Forensic Engineering, Z EnterprisesSamAnna Designs, and Swiss Creek Publications. Bob holds 22 patents and earned degrees in physics and electrical engineering from Cornell University and Stanford University.

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