As is outlined below, Dr. Cory Plock has extensive background and experience in computer programming and communications technology. He is president of software development and consulting firm Prolifogy, Inc., located in Danbury, Connecticut. As Prolifogy’s president, Dr. Plock is responsible for organizational management, internal product development, software consulting, and managing client relationships. In addition to his work at Prolifogy, Dr. Plock also teaches several sections of a graduate-level Programming Language course in New York University’s Computer Science program.
Prior to Prolifogy, Dr. Cory Plock was a software consultant for Microsoft Research Ltd., in Cambridge, UK. At Microsoft, Dr. Plock developed a biological systems modeling tool, based partly on his Ph.D. dissertation research, which runs either as a standalone application or as a multinode computer cluster. In 2008, Dr. Plock received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from New York University. He received numerous accolades during his time as a doctoral student, including the Henry M. MacCracken Fellowship, the Henry Barnard Distinguished Student Award, and the Henning Biermann Award for Outstanding Service to the Computer Science Department. Cory Plock also earned a place with other accomplished Ph.D. students as an intern with Mission Critical Technologies in 2004. During this internship, he worked at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California, and served as part of the Automated Software Engineering group. (This group is now known as the Robust Software group).
Before the Mission Critical Technologies internship, Plock served in various consulting roles for seven years at Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH, a pharmaceutical company, at their location in Ridgefield, Connecticut. During his work there, he trained the information technology staff on software development tools, investigated new technologies, worked on related proof-of-concept applications, and put in a place a software tool that extracted information from laboratory equipment and loaded it into scientific databases.
Dr. Cory Plock earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, and his Master of Science in Computer Science from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.