Resilient Computing was founded in 2020 in order to commercialize computing technology that has been developed at Montana State University (MSU) under the direction of Professor Brock LaMeres. Dr. LaMeres' MSU research team has spent over a decade investigating techniques to increase the resilience of computers in adverse conditions. Applications of this research include high-performance space computing and malware-resistant embedded computers.
Brock LaMeres is the founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Resilient Computing. Brock is a Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Montana State University (MSU) where his research focus is on novel computer architectures.
Brock received his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado in Electrical Engineering. He holds 13 US Patents in the area of digital systems, has published over 100 papers and 6 textbooks in the area of computer engineering. Brock has secured and managed over $10M of research funds at MSU over the past 15 years. Prior to MSU, he worked for Hewlett-Packard for 8 years as a hardware designer working on digital test equipment.
Justin Cook is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Resilient Computing. Justin brings over 20 years of experience on building R&D capacity in university and government entities. His experience includes Instrument Operations and Systems Engineering at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) on the Mars Perseverance Rover, the initial Director of the Montana State University’s (MSU) Applied Research Lab (ARL) after establishing MSU’s national security research program, a foreign service officer at Department of State, and an Officer in the United States Air Force managing satellite communication and intelligence programs.
Justin received his B.S. in Business and Public Administration from the University of Arizona, Masters of Engineering, Systems Engineering from Arizona State University, and an M.A. in Political Science from Northeastern University.
Kendra Cook is the Senior Systems Engineer at Resilient Computing. Kendra brings over 18 years of experience in maturing technologies for use by NASA and the DoD. Prior to Resilient Computing she worked as a Senior Systems Engineer for the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) where she served as the Phase Lead on the Europa Clipper mission.
Kendra received her B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Boston University and M.S. degrees in both Astronautical Engineering and Computer Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology. She served 7 years as an Officer and Aerospace Engineer in the USAF.
Chris Major is the Engineering Team Lead for Resilient Computing. He is currently the Principal Investigator on the NASA SBIR award to bring RadPC to market. His expertise is in FPGA design with specific focus on how to implement novel computer architectures that take advantage of the real-time configuration of the programmable FPGA fabric.
Chris is also a Ph.D. candidate at Montana State University (MSU) with an expected graduation date in 2022. His dissertation focuses on how to synchronize redundant processors after unintended events such as radiation strikes or malware attacks.