Robert Winch is currently a Senior Software Engineer at VMware and is the project lead of the Spring Security framework. In the past he has worked as a Software Architect at Cerner, the largest provider of electronic medical systems in the US. Throughout his career he has developed hands on experience in integrating Spring Security with an array of security standards (i.e. LDAP, SAML, CAS, OAuth, etc). Before he was employed at Cerner, he worked as an independent web contractor in proteomics research at Loyola University, Chicago, and on the Globus Toolkit at Argonne National Laboratory.