Mike O’Neal, Ph.D.

Interim Academic Director of Computer Science, Cyber Engineering,

and Electrical Engineering; Louisiana Tech University

Mike O’Neal is the Interim Academic Director of Computer Science, Cyber Engineering, and Electrical Engineering at Louisiana Tech University. Additionally, he is a full Professor and holds the Larson Endowed Professorship. Mike has three decades of experience in the field of higher education, co-founded two high tech startups, served as the PI / Co-PI on numerous projects, and has fifteen US patents to his name. Dr. O’Neal received his BS (Magna Cum Laude, 1982) and MS (1984) from Louisiana Tech University, and his Ph.D. (1989) from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette. In the 1999 to 2001 timeframe Mike was Co-Founder and CTO of OneNetNow.com, a community-based web portal focused on the urban community, which was acquired by EarthLink in 2001. From 2001 to 2012 Mike was Co-Founder and CTO of Network Foundation Technologies, a company focused on distributed broadcast technologies. Dr. O’Neal’s academic research interests include behavioral biometrics, computer science education, artificial intelligence, and distributed online broadcast technologies.

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