Michael Perkins is a software developer, philosopher and musician with special interests in discrete mathematics, the history and philosophy of computer programming, Buddhist philosophy and modern jazz. He is a graduate of Georgia State University where he studied music and philosophy and The Ohio State University where he studied philosophy and computer science. He completed a Ph.D. in Philosophy at The Ohio State University in 1983.
Currently, Michael is Chief Scientist for Prosper Technologies where he creates software systems for integrating, analyzing and visualizing market research and economic data. Prior to joining Prosper Technologies, Michael held senior technical and management positions at Goal Systems, Computer Associates, Symix Systems, ECNext and Quest Software.
Michael is married to the poet Paula J. Lambert and has five beautiful children.