John retired from IBM in 2010 after more than twenty years of exposure to IBM's cutting-edge technology. His involvement with IBM Research is reflected in many of the concepts put into play within Luke2: Speech recognition and natural language analyses, to name just two.
John has published three children's books: "What Happened to Grandpa? A child views the hereafter through the world's major religions", was published in 2009; "The A to Z of Forgotten Animals" was published in 2010; Veggies, A-Z See 'em, Rhyme 'em, Cook 'em, Eat 'em was published in 2013.
John has a degree in mathematics from Hunter College in New York City and is a member of Pi Mu Epsilon, the Mathematics Honor Society.
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The A to Z of Forgotten Animals
This book is a whimsical look at twenty-six of the some of the world’s most obscure and wonderful creatures. Each page is dedicated to one specific creature and contains:
- An outrageous title: the animal personified
- An image of the animal in a unique setting
- A poem specific to the animal
- Where the animal may be found