Ken Reily is an instructor of Information Science and Computer Science at the University of Minnesota. In addition to his role at the University, he provides consulting services in software research, software development and architecture, process development, and training/education.
Prior to Ken’s current roles, he was a Senior Technical Manager for 3M’s Electronics and Energy Group Laboratory. As a manager and technical leader, he played a key role in several new business development programs at 3M including 3M’s RFID File Tracking, RFID Specimen Tracking, and RFID anti-counterfeiting technology.
Prior to his role with 3M he held positions with Cargill, Inc. and Microsoft. At Microsoft, he contributed to the development of the original .NET platform. At Cargill, he was a subsystem designer for the Lynx application, a global grain origination system.
Beyond his professional work and teaching, he has published a number of academic papers regarding tracking, mapping, mobile applications, and computer science education. He has been invited to speak in various forums about topics such as RFID tracking and information management in health care and using Elliptic Curve Cryptography to combat pharmaceutical counterfeiting.
Ken is a commercial pilot and has flown almost 50 missions with Lifeline Pilots since 2010.