John Wesley Thomas



Morehouse College Columbia University

B. S. in Mathematics M.S. in Electrical Engineering

Minor in Economics and Physics Concentration in Wireless Networking

Cum Laude - Honors

Work Experience:

February 2002 to Present Motorola, Inc. Motorola Labs Schaumburg, IL

Senior Engineer Communication Systems and Technologies Labs

Performed benchmark study of latency on available wireless and wireline networks

Created and designed network sniffer node

Created a network emulator in order to simulate IP application usage over a wireless channel

Compiled findings and documented results

Summer 2001 - Motorola, Inc. - Motorola Labs - Schaumburg, IL

Intern Communication Systems and Technologies Labs

Performed packet trace analysis - Perl programming

Conducted study of web server compliance to HTTP 1.1

Analyzed web browsers for compliance to HTTP 1.1

Compiled findings and focused on their contradiction to documented cases

1998-1999 Academic school year - RadioShack - WestEnd Mall - Atlanta, GA

Sales Associate

Assisted consumers with purchasing applicable electronics

Acquired familiarity of all electronics in store to further help and educate consumers

Summer 1997, 1998, 1999, and 2000 Motorola, Inc. Network Solutions Sector Schaumburg, IL

Intern iDEN Engineering Computing

Involved in a number of projects and problem solving using the UNIX operating system as the super user

Worked as the backup system operator using the AMANDA, ASBS, and NetBackup backup systems

Co-managed the Clearcase application as the super user for over 620 workstations

Assisted in renovation of network router closets

Coded Perl program to prepare over 200 workstations for distribution on the network

Coded korn shell script to create free space on NFS servers which were Network Appliances


Morehouse Alumni Association Beta Kappa Chi Science Honor Society

Morehouse Math Tutorial Program National Society of Black Engineers

Phi Mu Alpha Math Honor Society

Technical Skills:

AutoCAD Wordperfect Microsoft Office

Windows 3.x, 95, 98, 00 UNIX System V C++ programming

Windows NT Visual Basic Object Oriented Clearcase programming

ASBS backup system AMANDA backup system Unix shell scripting

Veritas NetBackup backup system MathCAD Perl programming

Honors and Awards:

UNCF Anderson Consulting Academic Scholarship Morehouse College Dansby Scholarship

Motorola Next Generation Summer Internship Scholarship GEM Fellowship

Morehouse College Center of Excellence Scholarship

References available upon request