Alpha Omega Engineering, Inc.

An engineering consultancy on the Central Coast of California

Computer programming for engineering applications

Professor Owen has been involved in writing computer code for engineering applications since the mid-1970s. He has worked on a variety of platforms and with a variety of computer languages and software programs as computing evolved from mainframes to the personal computer and now cell phones and tablets. This has also meant learning a number of programming languages, including Fortran, C, C++, and Java.

Current work in this area is on industrial projects with a research group in Bergamo, Italy. This would involves Android programming to interface cell phones with machines used in manufacturing and assembly in factories.

Programming smart, networked devices is currently a very hot technological growth area. This area of technology encompasses a number of fairly recent concepts: the Industrial Internet, the Internet of Things, M2M (machine-to-machine), V2V (vehicle-to-vehicle), Industry 4.0, Smart Factory, etc. For an overview of this area of technology, see this presentation on the Internet of Things.