Mike Attisha counsels clients in a wide range of technology areas, including additive fabrication (3D printing), quantum computing, nuclear fusion power, electronic music, artificial intelligence, software, semiconductors, optics, and medical devices. Mike has an extremely broad technical knowledge drawn from his experience working in experimental physics, as a software consultant, and from his love of making and building.
Prior to joining the firm, Mike worked at Ab Initio Software assisting clients with their enterprise data processing applications. His work at Ab Initio spanned a wide range of fields including web services, network communications, systems architecture, metadata management and operational management, as well as many different operating systems, database platforms and languages.
During his graduate studies at Brown University, Mike worked on the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS) experiment located a half mile underground in northern Minnesota. The experiment aims to be the first to observe interactions between a dark matter particle and a detector within the laboratory. Mike has experience working with semiconductors, cryogenics and low temperature electronics, in addition to data acquisition systems and cluster computing. His dissertation research focused on novel ways to apply automated pattern classification schemes and signal processing methods to improve CDMS’s sensitivity to the detection of dark matter.
Mike completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Warwick in the UK, where he performed research exploring field theories of gravitation.
Mike volunteered as a big brother with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay for over two years, and is a classically trained pianist. Most recently, Mike built a 3D printer from scratch.