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Dr. Robert Dunham Short III

Director, Chief Technical Officer and Chief Scientist
Short is the co-inventor of VirnetX technologies, particularly its "Zero Click" instant secure connect mechanisms for automated VPN initiation and management systems.

Prior to joining VirnetX, Short was the assistant vice president and division manager at the SAIC, a leading provider of services and solutions to all branches of the U.S. military, agencies of the Department of Defense, the intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and other U.S. government civil agencies, as well as to customers in selected commercial markets.

From 1994 to 2000, Short held senior positions within SAIC. Prior companies he's worked for include ARCO Power Technologies, Inc., Sperry Corporate Technology Center and Sperry Research Center.

Short holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Purdue University along with a Master of Science degree in mathematics and a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech.