Walter Clover is a founding member and Technical Director of Verus Research (formerly XL Scientific, LLC). He leads software development and application to modeling, simulation, and analysis in electromagnetics, including modeling of effects, propagation, hazard mapping, spectrum situational awareness, as well as web-based collaboration and situational awareness tools.

Using an agile software development process, Walter’s teams have created cross-platform software (using C++, Java, JavaScript, Python, Perl, etc.) with applications from simulation tools to dynamic graphical user interfaces (GUIs) to visualization of complex geometry and simulation output. In addition to his director role, Mr. Clover is a software developer and software configuration manager, employing his expertise in software development tools in multiple development environments, build systems, version control systems, bug tracking, and team collaboration.

From 2011 to 2014, Walter was a Program Manager at TechFlow Scientific and team lead for high-power microwave (HPM) modeling, simulation, and analysis. In this capacity, he led the integration of Joint Radio Frequency Effectiveness Model into the Directed Energy High Performance Computing Software Applications Institute (DE HSAI) software suite. He also supported the integration of high-power electromagnetic weapon models into the Endgame Framework (EF) for the Integrated Weapon Environment for Analysis (IWEA) program and the introduction of HPM weapon models into weaponeering systems through prototype tool development.

Before joining TechFlow Scientific, Walter was a Program Manager at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), where he was team lead for the HPM Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis Group. From 1998 to 2009, Walter was a Software Engineer at Mission Research Corporation (MRC), which later became ATK Mission Research, where he was a Project Manager and lead for the HPM and RF Modeling Group.

Walter has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of New Mexico. He has authored many technical publications, including software user manuals and technical reports on software verification and validation (V&V) and the application of simulation to research and development (R&D) programs.