As an individual or as part of an expert witness team for numerous computer systems and information technology related cases, Margaret Chock, PhD, CMC (Certified Management Consultant) has developed tools for fast analysis of large quantities of data without access to the normal support systems for that data, and frequently with the wrong data to start with.
She has been Principal of M. I. B. Chock, LLC (formerly M. I. B. Chock), since 1982, except for a 6-year span spent gaining experience in the Information Technology departments of a fast-growing aerospace company, a Fortune 500 consulting company, and a small research laboratory.
At BAE Systems, Margaret managed projects and developed the IT project management methodology, and served as interim Department Manager. At Computer Sciences Corp., she helped integrate the project management methodologies and software portfolios of 11 client sites. At PETNet Pharmaceuticals, she established the basic Information Technology capabilities and infrastructure for their research institute, while starting up their image processing research program.
Earlier consulting activities involved software development, project management, and the establishment of enterprise-level Information Technology capabilities.
Dr. Chock has BA degrees in Mathematics and Anthropology from University of California, Santa Barbara, and an MS and PhD. in Computer Science from UCLA.
She is Certified as a Management Consultant by the Institute of Management Consultants, and is subject to the IMC Code of Ethics. Click here to see the Code of Ethics.
Professional & Technical Organizations
Margaret is an active participant in a number of professional and technical organizations, in order to stay abreast of the latest business and technical issues and to find technical specialists and other resources that may be useful to her clients:
- Association for Computing Machinery (ACM),
- Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA),
- Independent Computer Consultants Association (ICCA),
- Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
Consultants Network and Computer Society,
- Institute of Management Consultants (IMC)
Past President, Southern California Chapter
- Los Angeles Venture Association,
- Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce,
- Southern California Biomedical Council,
- Technology Council of Southern California
- UCLA Engineering Alumni.
Publications & Presentations
- Chock, M. I., "Information Technology for startups," UCLA Technology Incubator (7/09)
- Chock, M. I., and Crosby, Peter, "Putting consulting teams together - theory and practice," IMC Southern California Chapter (6/08)
- Cosgrove, John, and Chock, M. I., "What is the role of the engineer in litigation?," IEEE - Buenaventura Section (2/07)
- Chock, M. I.; "GIS-induced reengineering, or, What is the GIS doing to your organization?,” URISA Southern California Conference (3/95).
- Chock, M. I..; “Using technology in your practice,” IMC Consultants’ Western Confab (11/93).
- Chock, M. I.; "The other costs of geographic information systems," GIS/LIS '90 Proceedings, Vol 2, pp. 526-531 (11/90).
- Chock, M. I.; Cardenas, A. F.; and Klinger, A.; "Database structure and manipulation capabilities of a Picture Database Management System (PICDMS)," IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis & Machine Intelligence, Vol PAMI-6, No. 4, pp. 484-492 (8/83).
- Chock, M. I., "PICDMS: a general-purpose geographic modeling system," 5th International Symposium on Computer-Assisted Cartography, Washington, D. C., American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (8/82).
- Chock, M. I.; and Klinger, A.; "A new approach to computer network cost modeling with medical applications," World Congress: Medical Informaticsand Developing Countries, Mexico City, 2/82, to be published in Medical Informatics and Developing Countries, ed. by de Talens, A. Fernandez; Molino, E.; and Shires, D. B; North-Holland Publishing Co., Amsterdam.
- Chock, M. I., A Data Base Management System for Image Processing, Doctoral Dissertation, Department of Computer Science, UCLA (1982).
- Chock, M. I.; Cardenas, A. F.; and Klinger, A.; "Manipulating data structures in pictorial information systems," Computer, Vol. 14, No. 11, pp. 43-50 (11/81).
- Chock, M. I., Field Problems with Irregular Boundaries: Modifications of PDEL, Masters' Thesis, UCLA (1977).
How We Work
To maximize the return from your technology investments, M. I. B. Chock, LLC helps your organization understand, defend, plan and develop new or improved computer services, managing the mass of conflicting detail involved in balancing:
- Your organization's goals,
- Your business processes,
- New technologies,
- Industry best practices,
- Regulatory requirements,
- Technical standards,
- Responsibility for support and maintenance,
- Environmental impact, etc.,
We have been designing and developing computer systems for decades, evolving with changes in technology and improvements in best practices, gaining experience as the same issues surface over and over.