John Keklak joined the BU Department of Computer Science in 2006 to
teach CS411 Software Engineering. With over 30 years of professional
software development experience, John is a researcher and consultant in
software engineering, with patents in a number of areas of software.
John is President of Building Block Software, Inc., a Sudbury, MA
software engineering firm focused on CAD/CAM.
John’s software engineering research interests are related to enabling
programmers to understand existing code more quickly and accurately.
This research work has produced a number of techniques that accelerate
software development in the context of large bodies of legacy code, and
enable organizations to convert their software intellectual property to
a secure form. John’s CAD/CAM research contributions include numerous
algorithms, including robust 2D boundary offset and 2D region operations.
Patents and Awards
2012 European patent EP 1 425 718 B1 for simultaneous use of 2D and 3D data
2007 Provisional patent application 60/900,542 for an issue-centric
software engineering technique
2007 Patent 7,184,949 for the internal logic of a natural language
2006 Patent 6,941,262 for the graphical user interface a natural
language composition system
2003 Patent 6,647,395 for natural language processing algorithms
1993 Machine Design “Product of the Year” for Computervision’s Personal
1989 Patent 4,809,201 for graphical region processing algorithms