1518 Enfield Road
Austin TX 78703-3424


Extensive experience in science and technology development, both in academic and in large and small business settings. PhD in theoretical physics. 10+ years, IBM Systems Division. Founder of several VC-funded startup companies. 10+ years experience as project leader and developer in Gnu/Linux software. Patents in graphics and CPU hardware architecture. Publications in theoretical physics, including recent publications in mathematics. Current focus is on the application of statistical methods for the semantic processing of language.




Consultant, Novamente November 2007-present

Research and software development for natural language processing.

Senior Software Consultant, contractor to IBM via EML Incorporated, March 2003-November 2007

Linux kernel development for next-generation PowerPC-based servers and systems.

Founder/V.P. Technology, Tristel International/TQI Corporation, Dec 2001-March 2003

Remote sensing/measurement electronics for petroleum industry. Signal processing enhancements to GPS receivers used for military aircraft navigation.

Founder/CEO, Gnumatic Incorporated, Jan 2000-July 2001

VC-funded Linux/Open Source startup, commercialization of the open-source GnuCash personal finance manager.

Systems Analyst, contractor to IBM via 1Tac, Jan 1998-Jan 2000

Performance measurement and analysis, IBM/Integrion web-based online financial services offering.

Founder/CEO/CTO, INTRANSCO/Teleport Travel, 1995-1998

VC-funded (pre-)dot-com bubble era first-ever web-based air travel reservation system.

Architect/Advisory Programmer, IBM, 1988-1995

OpenGL 3D graphics systems architect. Overview of hardware and software development. Coordination with business development, marketing.

Visiting Research Scientist, Centre d'Etudes Nucliares, CEA, Gif-sur-Yvette (Paris), France 1986-1987

Research in theoretical particle physics.

Visiting Scientist, Jagellonian University, Krakow, Poland 1987

Research in theoretical particle physics.


Doctor of Philosophy, State University of New York as Stony Brook, Physics 1986.

Thesis "Chiral Models of the Nucleon"

Ars Baccalaurat, The College, University of Chicago, Physics 1980

Minor studies in AI, child development, psychology.


Linas has a variety of personal interests, with a recent infatuation with competitive (crew) rowing.