Early years Dr. Edwin Hernandez covering 1997-2009 are presented in the following segments.
2010-2014 – Rapid Mobile Technologies, Inc
. By 2009, he started Rapid Mobile Technologies Inc which received an exclusive license from the University of Florida for US Patents 7231330, 7697508, and 8213417. The UF Research Foundation (See link) is one of Rapid Mobile’s shareholders. Rapid Mobile’s main products are the MobileCAD, a wireless emulation technology, and the MobileIPP, a wireless mobility protocol to enable 3G and 4G mobility. The ‘330, ‘508 and ‘417 patents are currently licensed under a non-exclusive agreement by a major technology player in the wold of wireless communications and mobile.
In November of 2003, Dr. Edwin Hernandez left Microsoft and moved to Florida to take a position with Motorola as a Senior Software Engineer. While working for Motorola, he worked as part of the company’s technical leadership team. There he worked on many different software platforms such as BREW, Java/J2ME, Android, Windows Mobile, and he helped develop multiple devices including Gemini (i930 Windows Mobile), i1 (iDEN Android device), dual-mode CDMA iDEN (ic402, ic502), and many more. Dr. Edwin was also part of Motorola’s software patent evaluation committee.
In 2007, Dr. Hernandez was invited to join the editorial board for the International Journal of Network Management, and was part of the Technical Committee for BROADNETS 2008 and LCN 2008 where he contributing to the International Journal of Simulation (IJSIMM). In 2009, Edwin published an article in IEEE Pervasive Computing (Jan 09) and was invited as a presenter for the “Mobile Commerce 2009” in Miami FL. To this day Edwin still volunteers with the organization’s committee for Mobile Mondays in Miami and continues to be part of their executive team.
2003-2010 – Motorola – Life after Microsoft
In 2009-2010, Dr. Edwin Hernandez was heavily involved with the Google Android leadership team at Motorola while participating in their first competition long before the company chose the Android as their unified platform (e.g. Ad2Location) . Through his experience at Motorola Edwin has a wide expertise working on the Google Android at all platform levels.
Aside from his several academic publications, throughout his career, Dr. Hernandez has submitted 12 wireless and mobility patents with 8 of them being issued, which are now owned by either Microsoft, the University of Florida, or Motorola, Inc. He has also been invited to speak at various venues including the “Mobile Commerce Americas,” “Webconf Latino 2010,” and the “First Tuesday Honduras (Web).”
Links for Reference: Motorola | International Journal of Network Management | BROADNETS 2008 | LCN 2008 | IEEE Pervasive Computing | Mobile Commerce 2009 | Mobile Mondays Miami | First Tuesday Honduras | MoMoMiami
Microsoft – 2002-2003 – Life after UF
In 2001, he spent the summer interning at Microsoft Corporation in Redmond, WA, where he was awarded his first patent and was invited to meet Bill Gates at Mr. Gate’s home.
After his internship, in 2002-2003, Edwin was offered a full-time position with Microsoft, which is when he moved to Belleveu, WA. While working for Microsoft, he worked as a Technical Program Manager in the Windows Networking Organization department and was able to file 3 US Patents that are now issued.
1997-2002 – Dr. Edwin Hernandez life at the University of Florida and Gainesville, FL – USA
In 1997, Edwin was awarded a Fulbright scholarship while admitted to the University of Florida (UF), Electrical and Computer Engineering Department in Gainesville. While attending UF, Edwin worked at the High-Performance Computing and Simulation Research Lab under Dr. Alan D. George. Dr. George was influential and known for his first journal publication and exposure to distributed computing and cloud systems. In 1999, he completed his Masters of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering publishing his Master’s thesis published “Adaptive Sampling for Network Management“.
In 1999, Edwin was admitted to the Ph.D. program at UF in Computer Engineering under the guidance of Dr. Sumi Helal. During that time, Dr. Edwin Hernandez, became a researcher at the Harris Mobile Computing Lab investigating the effects of speed in mobile devices handoff. His research and efforts developed a hardware and software device called RAMON. RAMON is a mobility emulator in which developers may test mobility protocols in realistic emulation environments. As an example, Dr. Hernandez implemented a predictive Mobile IP protocol to show how proactive registration mechanisms could improve throughput at different hand off speeds, using a “Ghost Mobile None and a Ghost Foreign Agent,” resembling what Proxy Mobile IP does in 3G/4G Networks.. Both components became part of his dissertation, publications, and patents. While completing his doctorate at UF, Dr. Hernandez was also a tutor, teaching assistant, and instructor in several of the University’s undergraduate and graduate courses, specially managing the “Killer App – Mobile Application Competition,” a predecessor of what apps are today in Android and iPhone.
In addition to his research, Edwin was also an active member of “The Entrepreneurs Club,” being part of the founding class and participating and winning several business plan competitions in Gainesville with his friends at NOVORIS Technologies. In 2002, we won the “Technology” track with “Smartfit”, a pioneering software for handheld devices (Pocket PC) for Health and Fitness.
Links for reference: University of Florida | High-Performance Computing and Simulation Research Lab | Dr. Sumi Helal | Harris Mobile Computing Lab i Microsoft
1995-1997 – COMTELCA and Honduras
Shortly after graduating as an engineer and at only 20 yrs old, Edwin joined the Central American Telecommunications Commission (COMTELCA), and was in charge of the creation and planning for their Internet presence.
Additionally, during that period (1995-1997), he also became one of the Internet pioneers in Honduras due to co-founding COMPUNET (aka compunet.hn) with his parents in 1996, which happened to be one Honduras’s first Internet service providers. COMPUNET worked under the license id “#FM15” and was part of “Telefonia para Todos” project under a different license.
Links for reference COMTELCA
1990-1995 – Dr. Edwin Hernandez Undergraduate Life in Costa Rica
Edwin moved to Costa Rica and lived in Moravia and Cartago from 1991 thru 1995. In 1995, Edwin graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Electronics Engineering from the Costa Rica Institute of Technology. While attending, “El TEC” he wrote his first big software project, a point of sale point of sale and inventory management software for a very well-known book publisher. This software was in use in Costa Rica with thousands of books and sales. He also developed hardware and software systems for RACSA (Radiografica Costarricense), which was the country’s main data networking company. While working for RACSA, he developed a monitoring system for their X.25 Packet Data Network using the Microsoft Windows environment, which happened to be a very innovative project during that period of time. Edwin also worked one semester at the Masters degree program in Computer Science before moving back to Honduras.
Links for reference: Costa Rica Institute of Technology | RACSA.