Marist College, 3399 North Road, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12601

Phone:(845) 575-3883 or (845) 797-2232   Fax: (845) 575-3605 

E-mail:    Twitter: @Dr_Casimer




Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y.; Ph.D (May 1990) & M.S. (May 1988). Electrical, Computer, & Systems Engineering; specializing in data communication & optoelectronics

G.E. Foundation Fellowship (1989); Allan B. DuMont Award for exceptional doctoral thesis


Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa.; B.S. magna cum laude (May 1986), Engineering Science & Mechanics (University Scholars Program, International Travel Program)

Outstanding Scholar Alumni Award (2012); Mark Luchinsky Memorial Lecture (2013)


Professional Employment History

Associate Professor, Marist College (2021-present); Assistant Professor, Marist College (2014 – 2021); Associate cloud computing, cybersecurity, data networking, website and database design; Java, PHP, MySQL and related topics


IBM Corporation (1990-2014); CTO, Systems Networking Strategic Alliances (2005-2014):  development & architecture of optical data communication networks, STG hardware (System Z, P, X, PureSystems, Watson supercomputer); hypervisor/virtualization and security for mobile device management (VMWare, Citrix); SDN, NFV, storage network device management including FCoE (Cisco, Juniper, Brocade); Cloud computing & orchestration (OpenStack); MAN/WAN (telecom & WDM), including business continuity (GDPS), 
        Extensive client experience with Fortune 500 (drove over $50 M annual revenue); customer advocate for N.Y. Stock Exchange, Chicago Mercantile Exchange (2010 – present)

        Invited Speaker - Gartner Group, Lippis Report, Network World, IEEE/OFC conference
        IBM Academy of Technology Study Leader, Innovation Ecosystems (2009) & management journal paper in collaboration with Harvard Business School (2013)
        Significant Awards: 3 IBM Corporate Technical Recognition Awards; IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement Award; IBM Division Excellence Award; IBM Patent Licensing Awards


Adjunct Associate Professor, New York City College of Technology, CUNY (2010 – present); established first online class in the department; ABET accreditation review committee; GRTI and PSCUNY matching grants ($50 K) with EMC to establish a storage networking lab 


IBM Technical Liaison, Marist College, N.Y. State Center for Cloud Computing & Analytics (2011 – present); established SDN Innovation Lab (as featured on the Wall Street Journal blog) through IBM research grants and equipment loans exceeding $180 K.  Recruited corporate sponsorships & equipment grants exceeding $2.5 M to date (Adva, Ciena, IBM, NEC, Plexxi, BigSwitch); academic collaboration with Columbia University, CUNY, NYU, SUNY, and CERN/Cal Tech; open source contributions to FloodLight distro.    


Adjunct Professor, State University of New York, New Paltz (2004 – present); fiber optic communications & cybersecurity; College of Engineering Advisory Board, Curriculum Review committee


Professional Accomplishments


Over 150 Refereed Technical Publications (IEEE, OFC, OIDA, SPIE, Internet2) & 7 Books, including Handbook of Fiber Optic Data Communication (Academic Press, 4th edition 2013); Contributed to Encyclopedia of Electrical &  Electronics Engineering (2008 - 2013); Associate Editor, SPIE Optical Engineering monthly technical journal (1998 - present)


IBM Master Inventor - 134 Issued Patents, 17 IBM high value patent awards (significant because IBM has filed more patents than any other company for 20 years, over 6,000 annually)   


Founder and Director, Hudson Valley FIRST Lego League (2005 – present); responsible for organizing annual Lego robotics programs for over 1,000 students, 6-14 years old, across 5 counties and coordinating 240 volunteers


EIT Engineering License, National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)


Honors, Awards, & Recognition


Fellow of the IEEE, Optical Society of America, and SPIE (international optical eng. society)

Member, IBM Academy of Technology & 10 Academic / Professional Honor Societies, including Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi (Distinguished Member), Eta Kappa Nu


Sigma Xi Walston Chubb Award for Innovation (2011) presented for sustained innovative contributions to engineering and technology, keynote at the Sigma Xi annual meeting


IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award (2002) presented for contributions to optical technologies and fiber optic communication, holding the promise of innovative applications in computer networks


National Academy of Engineering / NSF - Frontiers of Engineering (2002) selected as one of the top 100 engineers in the nation across all technical disciplines 


Mensa Education and Research Foundation Copper Black Award for Creative Achievement (2002); for disaster recovery systems used during the September 11 attacks


Innovator of the Year, EDN magazine (2000); includes presentation of $10,000 scholarship


IEEE/Eta Kappa Nu Outstanding Young Electrical Engineer Award (1999); includes a citation from the President of the United States and an American flag flown over the U.S. Capitol


Best Technical Paper Awards – IEEE HPSR (2012); IEEE HOTI (2010); OSA Annual (1998)

Industry Product Awards: 5 Research & Development 100 Awards (“the Oscars of Engineering”, 2000 - 2009), 3 Photonics Spectra Circle of Excellence Awards (1996 – 2002)