Recommendations for Edward B. Rockower, Ph.D.

Systems Engineer Sr. Staff  Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company

“Ed Rockower is a great problem solver with the capacity to bring together his broad formal educational background, that ranges from Physics to Operations Research and Software Engineering, together with an innate wide ranging inquisitiveness to consistently yield innovative and pragmatic solutions to complex problems. He is one of the most creative engineers/scientists that I have met. He also combines this creativity with a notable suite of 'people skills' and is both a particularly effective communicator and a teacher.” January 11, 2011

1st Steve Hall, Software Principal, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company
worked with Ed at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company

“Ed provided great insight and guidance on a large system level analysis effort spanning many groups at Lockheed Martin. He offered a lot for our project: an ability to see problems from multiple perspectives, a high level of observation, and creative ways to forge ahead. Ed taught me how some of the Operations Research principles I learned in graduate school could be directly applied to our trade-off analysis that uses a Monte-Carlo simulation. He has been easy to get along with and has been a great mentor with tremendous practical experience in OR.” November 1, 2008

1st Michelle K, Software Engineer, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company
worked indirectly for Ed at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company

“Ed has been my business Friend over 10 Years. When I was building "The Base" of Innovations, "Virtual Business Incubator" -things and know-how network contacts on Silicon Valley and MBay area .. Northern California end of 90's. He has been THE GREAT for me several years.. with his "innovator network" ..Building bridge between entrepreneurs in Finland and US/California. Thanks Ed.” November 15, 2007

1st Matti Pyykkonen, Entrepreneur, Senior Partner, Tenset Investment Ltd
was with another company when working with Ed at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company


Sr. Performance Analyst   Akamba, Corp.

“Ed was a powerhouse of problem solving. He identified problems, figured out how to analyze them and quickly created solutions. He frequently crossed domains to get the answer and tools to resolve the problem. I am very impressed with Ed and the work he did at Akamba.
Spencer” November 17, 2005

1st Spencer Worley, CTO, Akamba Corporation
managed Ed at Akamba, Corp.


Chief Intranet Architect    PayPal, Inc. (now eBay)

“Before Ed came on board, we didn't even have an Intranet to speak of. By the time he left, countless internal functions of the company relied on the system he had built, including virtually all of our customer service operations. Ed has a high-order intellect, and a sense of humor to match.” November 7, 2003

2nd Paul Martin, Senior Product Manager - Auctions,
worked with Ed at PayPal, Inc. (now eBay)


Lead of Technical Operations    Hewlett Packard

“Ed was a key member of the team that participated in the successful launch and operation of HP’s first software store. Given the novelty of the platform, Ed had to figure out how to solve problems that had little precedent. He rose to each occasion and helped to ensure the adoption and long term success of the store which operates to this day over 10 years later (” April 4, 2011

1st Brad Ashmore, Development Mgr, HP
managed Ed indirectly at Hewlett Packard


Academic Webmaster, Acting Head of Distance Learning    University of Maryland, Asian Div.

“Dr. Rockower successfully taught the first Web-based, Web-Development courses taught in UMUC Asia. These courses became the standard for CMIS 345 and CMIS 346. Because of his dedication and efforts, these two courses became two of the most popular courses in our program. Further, Dr. Rockower's expertise was utilized as the basis for the development of the UMUC Asia's Web site for UMUC Asia's Distance Education program and the online enrollment system for our students.” April 28, 2011

1st LeRoy Brever, Collegiate Associate Professor, University of Maryland University College
worked directly with Ed at University of Maryland, Asian Div.

“I consider it a privilege to know Dr. Rockower, as he is a mentor and life-long friend. As a U.S. Marine, I was a student of Dr. Rockower’s at the University of Maryland. He is a dynamic personality, and in my case compelled me to succeed. One of Dr. Rockower’s strengths is his ability to provide candor and effectively communicate with his students (coworkers), and he encourages communication. Dr. Rockower is a highly innovative and imaginative individual, and seeing those traits in his array of leadership skills inspired many of us to advance to greater challenges. In 1997, Dr. Rockower presented his plan to develop a Web-based application for the University to provide an online course catalogue, and online registrations for classes. I thought he was crazy at the time, but now every major university has automated distance education. Very forward-thinking.” April 27, 2011

1st James Peterson, United States Marine, United States Marine Corps (now Sr. Manager, Network Architecture at eTrade)
worked directly with Ed at University of Maryland, Asian Div.


Assoc. Professor, Operations Research    The Naval Postgraduate School

“Ed was always brilliant and inquisitive about his own expertise as well as in subjects outside his own discipline. He was always a pleasure to be with, and we had many interactions on physics and operations research.” February 23, 2010

1st Lester Ingber, Professor of Physics, Naval Postgraduate School (NPS)
worked with Ed at The Naval Postgraduate School


Sr. Operations Research Analyst    General Dynamics

“Dr. Ed Rockower is an excellent physicist who is able to apply his knowledge to solving operations research and engineering problems. He is an excellent teacher, project leader, and deep thinker.” March 29, 2011

1st Bud Simrin, Sr. Manager, Lockheed Martin Tactical Aircraft Systems
worked directly with Ed at General Dynamics