About the Author
Charles D. Knutson is Director of the Mobile Computing Lab and Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He served as the Chair of the Test and Interoperability Committee of the Infrared Data Association for several years, and is currently a member of the IrDA Architecture Council. Dr. Knutson holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Oregon State University plus B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science from BYU. He has held engineering and management positions at corporations including Hewlett-Packard, Novell, Extended Systems, and Counterpoint Systems Foundry. Dr. Knutson is a popular speaker at the annual Embedded Systems Conference. His articles have appeared in Portable Design Magazine, Communication Systems Design, Embedded Systems Programming, Byte, PC Computing, InfoWorld, and other industry and academic publications.