- B.S. Electrical Engineering – University of Tennessee, Knoxville, cum laude
- M.B.A – Mercer University
- M.S. Information Security: Computer Science – Western Michigan University
Dennis serves as a scientific advisor specializing in cryptography, blockchain, digital rights management, and machine learning. Before taking on this role, he worked as a patent examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), focusing on software business methods. This role was based in the Detroit Office. During his tenure at the USPTO, he was responsible for crafting responses to appeal briefs, drafting office actions, and conducting interviews with patent applicants.
Prior to joining the USPTO, Dennis held a position as a software engineer at the United States Air Force in Warner Robins, Georgia. In this capacity, he was involved in embedded systems and UI/UX development as a civilian employee. Additionally, he contributed to software projects for a prominent defense contractor in Long Beach, California.
Dennis holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, a Master’s degree in Information Security (now known as Cybersecurity), and a Master’s in Business Administration. Throughout his academic journey, he engaged in research both during his graduate and undergraduate studies. His graduate-level research encompassed Artificial Intelligence using Genetic Algorithms and Additive Manufacturing. On the undergraduate level, he focused on the design of Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) for applications in the automotive industry.