David began his career in radio design at Motorola, followed by a job in the Central Research Laboratory at Texas Instruments supporting work toward his PhD in speech recognition. In addition to his PhD, David holds a B.S. and Masters in Electrical Engineering from Rice University.
Upon completing his PhD, he taught Electrical Engineering at the University of Arkansas before returning to industry by co-founding Strategic Telecommunications, a data communications equipment value-added reseller, in 1990. After selling his interest in Strategic Telecommunications, David founded Finite Magic Inc. in 2001, providing engineering design service with focus on electronic product development, both hardware and software.
Dr. Covington has particular interest in developments that require mathematical analysis and complex algorithms. Product domains include video surveillance, wireless internet appliances, industrial control, medical, audio and video compression, and stock market back testing and simulation algorithms.
Dr. Covington lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas with his family.