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Michael Weintraub

Associate Clinical Professor

Michael Weintraub

Contact

Office Location

440 Huntington Avenue
302D West Village H
Boston, MA 02115

Mailing Address

Northeastern University
ATTN: Michael Weintraub, 202 WVH
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Education

  • PhD in Computer Science, Ohio State University
  • MS in Computer Science, Ohio State University
  • BS, Denison University

Biography

Michael Weintraub came to CCIS after more than a twenty year career at Verizon/GTE Laboratories as both an executive and technologist. Most recently, he worked on data center and cloud computing architecture, design, and development. Prior to that, Mike worked in various roles throughout technology focusing on the application of innovation to drive new services. He led the design and development of Verizon’s Digital Media Services platform. Mike helped establish the LTE Innovation Center facility in Waltham. He developed application layer architectures and service opportunities for the small business market and real-time communications.

At GTE Labs, Michael worked on application developments such as building a next generation application server that ran over a VoIP softswitch, operations support systems for provisioning and accounting of GTE Internetworking’s IP-based communications services, and a management system for provisioning outside plant facilities inventory. Michael contributed to the GTE PCS auction team by co-developing a computer simulation of what was then a novel type of auction. In addition, he led several facility constructions, netting him several hard hats and a burgeoning interest in architecture, human dynamics, and data center design.

Michael earned his MS and PhD in Computer Science from The Ohio State University. He specialized in machine learning and expert systems, with his work being applied to developing an expert system for analyzing human gait. He earned his BS from Denison University and is a senior member of the ACM and the IEEE.  He earned several patents.

About Me

  • Hometown: Cincinnati
  • Field of research/teaching: Software engineering

What is your educational background?

I earned my BS from Denison University and my MS and PhD from Ohio State University. I also received a Certificate in Management and Leadership from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

What is your research focus?

Virtualization, system design, new application design, networks, technology decision making

What courses/subjects do you teach?

  • CS 4500
  • CS 5500

What do you find most rewarding about what you teach? Is there anything notable or unique about the kind of students that you teach?

What I find rewarding is seeing students grasp an idea and then come up with something even better. I like how they look at things in new and unfiltered ways.

Where did you grow up or spend your most defining years?

  • Cincinnati, OH

Where did you study? Any reason in particular behind your choice?

I studied at a small liberal arts school in central Ohio, thinking I’d pursue law or maybe medicine. My Dad told me to take lots of math – and I actually listened.  At Denison, CS is part of the Math Department, and that’s where I got introduced to Comp Sci, ending up with CS and Math degrees.   Circumstances led me to graduate study at Ohio State. I tried a few areas – graphics, distributed systems – before settling on AI, specifically expert systems and machine learning, and enjoyed working with doctors on medical decision making systems. I built a system for analyzing the gait of patients with cerebral palsy and strokes, which aimed to help clinicians better diagnose problems to determine more effective therapies.

What is your industry experience?

I spent twenty-three years in the telecommunications industry.