Retired from Northrop Grumman Mission Systems in Carson, California in 2008. He was Division Staff Operations Manager there. Prior to this role, he was Director of Software Development at Beckman Coulter, developing computerized clinical systems. Prior to joining Beckman, Mr. Jacobs managed the Human Machine Interface (HMI) Systems Department at TRW in Redondo Beach, California. He managed a group of engineers developing user interface and web applications software for various government and commercial applications. Mr. Jacobs has over 32 years software development project experience. He is received his M.S.C.S. from UCLA, B.A. in Mathematics from Monmouth University (N.J.). Steven M. Jacobs was Adjunct Assistant Professor in the USC Department of Computer Science for 17 years. Presently he is Adjunct Faculty, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff AZ. He just completed work as a contributing author on \"Designing the User Interface, 5th edition\", with Ben Shneiderman, Catherine Plaisant and Maxine Cohen. See http://www.pearsonhighered.com/dtui5einfo/. He has developed courses in user interface design for USC, UCLA Extension and ACM. Mr. Jacobs has chaired workshops and a panel session at ACM SIGCHI \"CHI\" conferences. He was a charter member of the Editorial Board of ACM Interactions magazine. He has authored over 20 publications on software engineering and user interface related topics.