Dr. J. David Frost is a professor of civil engineering at Georgia Tech. Before serving as a faculty member at Purdue University and Georgia Tech, he worked in industry in Ireland and Canada on various natural-resource-related projects, ranging from tailings impoundments to artificial sand islands in the Arctic for oil exploration. At Georgia Tech, where he has been for almost 20 years, he has served as Head of the Geosystems Engineering Group, Founding Director of the Georgia Tech Regional Engineering Program, and the Georgia Tech-Savannah campus. In addition to his work at Georgia Tech, Frost is co-founder/owner of a software company that develops digital data collection software and systems emphasizing subsurface information. This company has provided data collection and management software systems to over 350 clients worldwide.