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About Michael O'Neal

Mike O’Neal is a professor and former Chair of the Computer Science Program at Louisiana Tech University, where he holds the Larson Endowed Professorship. Mike has three decades of experience in the field of higher education, has co-founded two high tech startups over the past two decades, and has fifteen issued 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, 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 active authentication using behavioral biometrics, computer science education, artificial intelligence, and distributed online broadcast technologies. In addition to his teaching duties, Dr. O’Neal is currently working on an Air Force sponsored project to modernize its logistical systems, incorporating IOT (Internet of Things) concepts, hand held terminals, and smart containers.


Present Professor, Louisiana Tech University Computer Science


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Contact Information

Phone: 318-257-2931
Fax: 318-257-4922
Office: NETH 115