Performance Hacker and Technical Marketing
Fonda Ingram works for H2O as a Performance Hacker and Technical Manager. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University in 1998. In addition to receiving her Ph.D. at North Carolina State she also received a Master of Science degree in Computer Engineering and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. While in graduate school, she participated in the NASA graduate student research fellowship program at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Her research interests include analysis and design of software systems, system architecture and performance and testing of software systems.
Upon completion of graduate school, Fonda worked at Bell Labs in Murray Hill, New Jersey in the Distributed Software Systems research area. At Bell Labs she worked on implementing object-oriented design and testing methodologies for optical networks. After a few years at Bell Labs, Fonda returned to NC to work as an enterprise architect at IBM in the Tivoli Software Systems Group where she received the IBM Master Inventor award. Currently she holds several US patents and has authored several publications in the object-oriented design and testing area and has served as a reviewer for a book on design patterns.
After several years at IBM, Fonda transitioned to SAS Institute in Cary, NC, where she worked as a patent engineer supporting corporate council in filing patent applications throughout the company. Other roles for Fonda at SAS include Competitive Intelligence Program Manager for Analytics and working as a Senior Systems Engineer for the Financial Services and Banking business unit where she was technically responsible for advising financial customers on how to analyze and explore massive amounts of complex data.