Steven H. VanderLeest (PhD in computer engineering, University of Illinois) is a software technical lead at The Boeing Company and an app developer at squishLogic LLC, a company he founded. Previously, he was principal engineer for multicore solutions at Rapita Systems, the chief operating officer at a small engineering services company, and a professor of engineering at Calvin University. He was also the first president of the Christian Engineering Society.
Steve has served as an elder and deacon at his church and also as a delegate to his denomination’s annual synod. He lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with his wife, Pam. They have three grown children and five grandchildren.
Steve is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He has published on avionics safety and security in the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine, the IEEE/AIAA Digital Avionics Systems Conference, and SAE Aerotech. He has served as principal investigator for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contracts with the US Navy, Army, and DARPA. Steve coauthored a paper for the 2021 Digital Avionics Systems Conference that won the Best of Conference award. He currently chairs the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE™) EA Airworthiness committee.