Ryan Garlick

Computer Science and Engineering
Clinical Associate Professor

Discovery Park F214

Ryan Garlick

Faculty Info |

  • PhD, Southern Methodist University, 2003.
    Major: Computer Science
  • MS, Texas State University, 1998.
    Major: Computer Science
  • BBA, University of Texas, 1995.
    Major: Finance

Dr. Garlick has over 16 years of industry and academic experience. He is currently a faculty member at the University of North Texas in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. With full-stack expertise in e-commerce from both an academic and industry perspective, he regularly consults with industry on shopping cart development, payment gateways, e-commerce security, and integration with manufacturing, fulfillment, and shipping. Dr. Garlick teaches the Database, Internet Programming, IT Project Management, and Secure e-Commerce courses at UNT. He has broad expertise in web technologies, search, Android development, PHP, Java, and database-backed websites. Dr. Garlick has developed real estate financial software for calculating transactional closing costs and holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance, a PhD in Computer Science and an active Texas real estate license. Dr. Garlick was a principle in the National Geographic special ‘The Code Breakers’, and the 5-part History Channel series ‘The Hunt for the Zodiac Killer’.

Dr. Garlick has extensive experience with patents relating to the web, search, and database fields. In the past three years, he has worked as a technical expert in many patent related matters, involving hundreds of hours of research, investigation, and study. He has been qualified as an expert by the Court, performed several code reviews, and given testimony by deposition and at trial. He has also helped counsel and Courts to understand technology that often seems arcane. In doing so, he has become familiar with, and actively worked with the legal principles that underlie claim interpretation in the transactional website and software development industries.

  • Mobile devices
  • Meta-heuristics
  • Secure electronic commerce
  • Engineering pedagogy
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