Bill teamed up with fellow Baylor employee Dr. John Halter in 2004 to work on an idea/software to streamline the way research data is manipulated. From this, LifeFormulae was born. Even though, sadly, Dr. Halter passed away in February of 2004, Bill continued to develop the software they had started, hoping to honor Dr. Halter's memory with the software’s success.
Bill has lived in Houston, Texas all his life, attending Bellaire High School and Rice University. He studied computer science and circuits and communications in the Rice electrical engineering program, earning the BSEE and ME degrees.
Bill started working with the Division of Restorative Neurology at Baylor College of Medicine in 1981. He maintained the electronics and computer systems used for data acquisition, and later designed and assembled custom equipment used for some of the studies. He also developed some of the software used for processing electromyographic waveform data.
Bill soon transferred to the Biomedical Computing Facility (BCF) and became the computer systems administrator for BCF and the Biomedical Computation and Visualization Laboratory at Baylor College of Medicine. He wrote portions of the software developed at BCF, which included various bioinformatics and medical records projects. Bill's projects at BCF included the web-based sample tracker for the Child Health Research Center's sequencing lab, several other LIMS projects for other labs at Baylor, and the immunization registry at Texas Children's Hospital.