Steve Carson

2727 Xanthia Court, Denver, Colorado 80238,   303-388-6355,,

R&D Professional

New Business Capture / R&D / Systems & Software Engineering / Product Development / Technical Consulting / Strategic Planning / Modeling & Simulation / DoD / Intelligence Community / Project Management

I developed and managed partnerships and customer relationships that led to long-term business opportunities and improvement to bottom line results. With well-developed leadership skills aligning strategic initiatives with overall business strategies, I consistently transform ideas into profitable products and services in B2B and B2G environments.

Throughout my career, I have served as President, Consultant or as interim senior level management for small and large companies including Intel, Mitsubishi, Northrop Grumman (previously TRW and Aerojet Electro Systems), Hughes (now Raytheon and Boeing), and many others. Some qualifications include:

My education is solid. I earned a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of California and a BS in Mathematics from the University of Tennessee. I also served as Chairman of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC24 (Computer Graphics, Image Processing, and Environmental Representation).

Selected Accomplishments

Founded And Grew Company, Generating Unprecedented Revenue. Serving as CEO of GSC Associates, seized opportunities to capture large R&D contracts with small and large companies. Created line of electronic publishing commercial products. Developed intelligence collection systems. Won multi-year contracts ranging from $5M to $700M.

Developed New Product, Generating Millions In Revenue. For software company, developed technology product to optimize opportunity with DARPA’s Integrated Battle Command Program. Created technology to analyze communications using linguistic techniques combined with social network analysis. Demonstrated product, generating millions in revenue.

Turned Around Major Internal Technology Product. For Intel, developed system concepts and realistic requirements for their worldwide “fly the business” semiconductor manufacturing management system. Interviewed stake holders, ran trade studies and built prototypes. Created and deployed system successfully. Saved Intel millions in production costs.

Created Web Technology, Re-Opening Naval Ports For Military Use. Ports were overrun for commercial use, crippling strategic military deployments. Conceptualized, designed and developed web portal interfaces, establishing communication between stakeholders and allowing for strategic use of ports.

Created Major, Cost Saving System for US Government. For United States DoD reduced risks and costs of shipping hazardous cargo. Created new requirements document, software and operational procedures, minimizing transportation risk while selecting shorter, multi-stop routes. Ultimately saving the government $3M year over year.

Career History

President, GSC Associates, 1981 to Present. Started and grew this consulting company focusing on intelligence, defense, logistics, automation, R&D. Fulfilled consulting assignments for industry leaders and defense contractors: (Intel, Mitsubishi, Northrop Grumman, Hughes, and many others); and government (DISA, Army, Navy, Air Force, NIST).

Often served as client’s interim R&D Director or part of senior management team providing overall general, technical and project management as well as new business development on difficult assignments.

Consultant, WPL, Inc., 1980 to 1981. A $1M aerospace and intelligence defense contractor. Provided technical, research and management services for company’s key client TRW. Developed innovative models and simulations of spacecraft and ground systems. Managed three employees.

Earlier: Senior Associate Principle Engineer, Harris Corporation; MTS, GTE and Rockwell International.

Additional: I have authored numerous publications and am involved in many professional groups including IEEE, INFORMS, IEEE Computer Society, ACM, AMS, and AAAS. In my spare time, I enjoy genealogy, hiking, snowshoeing, cooking, gardening, auto repair, and woodworking.

Technical Skills: Conceptualizing, engineering, designing, and developing complex real-time systems, including hardware, software, and operational procedures; hardware experience includes analog and digital circuits, military aircraft and spacecraft, control systems, digital signal processing, and modems; software experience includes architecture, requirements engineering (including UML), design, development (including Java, C#, C++; agile), and integration and test; operational procedures include business processes and HCI; mathematics, statistics, and operations research; intelligence, computer graphics, virtual reality, geomatics, knowledge acquisition and management, and collaboration.


Detailed Resume



Ph.D., Mathematics; University of California, Riverside; 1975
B.S., Mathematics; University of Tennessee, Knoxville; 1970


President, GSC Associates Inc., Redondo Beach, CA and Owner, GSC Associates, Las Cruces, NM and Denver, CO

Harris Corporation, Electronic Systems Division, Melbourne, Florida

As a member of the Systems Software Section, duties included the following:

GTE Automatic Electric Labs, Northlake, Illinois

As a member of the Circuit Analysis and Simulation Group, duties included:

Rockwell International, B-1 Division, Los Angeles, California

As a member of the Computing Technology Group, duties included:

California State College, San Bernardino, California

As a lecturer in the mathematics department, taught courses in calculus, probability and statistics, operations research, algebra and mathematics education.

United States Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia

Attended Infantry Officer Basic Course.

University of California, Riverside, California

During graduate school, served as a teaching assistant and a teaching fellow.

Professional Activities

Senior Member of IEEE, member of INFORMS, IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Communications Society, ACM, AMS, MAA, AAAS, Sigma XI, AFCEA; Member of ANSI X3H3 Computer Graphics and Image Processing committee and chair of Open Graphical Environments Subcommittee; member of X3T5 Open Systems Interconnection Standards Committees; reviewer of the IEEE Standards including 802 Local Networks Standards; US delegate to JTC1/SC24 Computer Graphics and Imaging committee, Rapporteur for Formal Description; Editor of International Standard 11072, Information Processing - Computer Graphics - Computer Graphics Reference Model, International Standard 18026, the Spatial Reference Model (SRM), and International Standard 18025, the Environmental Data Coding Specification (EDCS); principal contributor to a new generation of computer graphics standards, including advanced graphical metafiles and object-oriented multimedia systems.

Author of many technical publications in digital signal processing, programming language design, computer graphics, user interfaces, and formal specification methodology.

Associate Editor of IEEE Micro, 1985 - 1988

Member of ACM Technical Standard Committee, 1992 - present

Member of IFIP WG 5.10, Computer Graphics and Virtual Worlds

Member of the Editorial Board of the ACM SIGGRAPH Book Series

Technical consultant to the Interactive Multimedia Association (IMA) and editor of the Recommended Practice in Multimedia System Services (MSS)

Chair of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 24 (Computer Graphics and Image Processing), 1994 - 2000

Member of ANSI ISSB (Information Systems Standards Board)

Editor of Computing Reviews for Computer Graphics (2009 - present)

Computer Experience Summary

Systems, languages, and technologies: mainframes, minicomputers, and microprocessors; PCs running Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Server, Vista, Linux; Macintosh; UNIX workstations including Sun, HP and IBM; VxWorks. Languages - PL/I; FORTRAN; Pascal, Concurrent Pascal; Modula, C, C++; C#, J#, Java, Visual Basic; Smalltalk, Modula-2; Algol; COBOL; many assembly languages; microcode; SQL; SGML; XML; HTML; VRML and Web3D; UML, CORBA; CEBus; X-10, UPnP; SharePoint 2007; .NET.; SOA, SaaS, Cloud Computing; agile specification and agile development.


Extensive teaching experience at the college level and in industrial short courses. Have taught courses in human-computer interaction, distributed processing, local computer networks, object technology, human-computer interaction, and computer graphics for UCLA Extension and various professional education organizations. Adjunct faculty member in the Mathematics departments at the University of Colorado, Denver and Colorado Mountain College, Breckenridge, teaching Statistics, Calculus, and College Algebra.

Former Army Reserve Officer (Strategic Intelligence, SIGINT Operations, Tactical EW/Crypto Operations).