Christopher W. Pidgeon, Ph.D.

Short Bio

Dr. Pidgeon received a B.S. in Business with a major in Computer Information Systems (1976) and a Masters in Business Administration (1978) from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Science (1990) from the University of California at Irvine where he studied with the Reusable Software Engineering group under the direction of Dr. Peter Freeman (now the Dean of the College of Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology).

From 1979 to 1991 Dr. Pidgeon taught undergraduate and graduate courses for the Computer Information Systems Department at Cal Poly, Pomona. From 1988 to 1992 Pidgeon was a scientist with Hughes Space & Communications Group. From 1992 to 1995 he was a director with Cambridge Technology Partners.

In 1995 Pidgeon co-founded Semantic Designs with Dr. Ira D. Baxter, where he served as Semantic Designs CEO. Chris Pidgeon passed away suddenly in January of 2003. His vision of advanced software engineering marches on in Semantic Designs.

Chris Pidgeon (on right) relaxes on his patio in 1997 while Ira Baxter looks on.



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Dr. Chris Pidgeon