Derek Whitley

Co-Founder & CSO
ViVum Computing

A pioneering expert in Evolvable Hardware and Dynamic Neural Networks, he applies evolutionary algorithms to reprogrammable hardware devices and leverages time series integration of artificial neural networks to generate complex and desirable behaviors. With over 16 years of diverse experience, his career spans academia and industry, including roles as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, a Principal AI Engineer at MetroStar, and the CSO at Warrant Technologies LLC. He also held positions at Image Matters LLC, Camber Corporation, and short-term roles at Novonics and DOMA. Prior to his corporate journey, he served in the United States Navy as a Cryptologic Technician. Academically, he holds a BS in Computer Programming from Strayer University, a Master’s in Informatics, and two PhDs in Complex Systems and Cognitive Science from Indiana University Bloomington.