Paul M. Cashman ’73Paul M. Cashman

Cornell degree: AB ’73 (A&S)

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Professional experience:

  • Self-employed doing machine learning and software development, 2023–present
  • Senior software engineer, 1up Health, Inc., 2020–2023
  • Senior software engineer, Covered Security, Inc., 2016–2020
  • Founder, History in Motion, 2013–present
  • Senior program manager, SimQuest, 2005–2013
  • Director of electronic banking R&D, BankBoston, 1996–2000
  • Partner, Onsett International, 1992–1996
  • Principal software engineer, Digital Equipment Corporation, 1982–1992
  • Principal systems analyst, Massachusetts Computer Associates, 1975–1982

Alumni service:

  • Class of 1973, web community manager, 2023–present; president, 2013–2023; annual fund representative, 1988–2013; affinity chair, 1998–2013; vice president, 2003–2013
  • Cornell Club of Cape Cod, director, 2021–present
  • Cornell University Council, life member, 2020–present; Administrative Board ex officio member, 2017–2019; member, 2014–2018
  • Class Reunion Campaign Committee, 50th Reunion member, 2022–2023; 50th Reunion Tower Club Committee member, 2021–2022
  • Cornell Alumni Advisory Board, member, 2019–2021
  • Cornell Association of Class Officers, immediate past president, 2019–2021; president, 2017–2019; vice president, communications, 2013–2017; director at large, 2011–2013
  • Frank H.T. Rhodes Exemplary Alumni Service Award recipient, 2020
  • Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network (CAAAN), member, 1985–2015

Community/public service/philanthropic priorities:

  • Building Bridges Pinehills volunteer, 2022–present
  • STEMatch volunteer, 2016–present
  • Sherwood Forest Neighbors Association executive board, 2014–2016

Other education:

  • MS Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley,1975

Student involvement/activities:

  • Big Red Band
  • CU Winds
  • Kappa Delta Rho Fraternity

Additional information:

I met my wife Jane at Cornell and we have been married, and cat lovers, since 1975. In 2013, I “retired” after a 38-year career in systems development and built a free web-based history teaching tool used in 30+ countries. I combined my interests in cats and software through mentoring student teams developing an app for the Cornell Feline Health Center, being a technical mentor at Cornell Animal Health Hackathons, and currently, developing an AI system with the CFHC to support their national citizen-science project to perform a health census of the U.S. feral cat population.