Shanon Burgess

Forensic Analyst

Shanon Burgess is a forensic analyst working in the Birmingham, Alabama office of MSC. He studied Aerospace Engineering and Computer Network Systems before coming to work with us. Shanon has completed coursework in Accident Reconstruction and Cause Analysis, Commercial Vehicle Crash Investigations, and several courses dealing with the retrieval and analysis of vehicle electronic data.

In 2017, Shanon was invited to present his original research at the EDR Summit in Houston, Texas, where his presentation was titled “Forensic Methods for Dealing with Damaged ECM/ECU Components”.

Shanon's advanced background in electronics and networked systems has quickly drawn his attention to challenging EDR and HVEDR work. He has begun specializing in performing and exploring advanced data extraction techniques to retrieve data from damaged Electronic Control Modules (ECM), Airbag Control Modules (ACM), and other electronic devices that contain embedded systems such as GPS modules and smartphones.

Prior to working as, a forensic analyst, Shanon worked for an automotive parts manufacturer supplying hot stamp press parts to major automotive manufacturers. He also spent time working as a research aide at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) where he assisted developing and testing of various optical applications incorporated onto Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV).

Shanon’s time away from work is filled planning Disney vacations with his wife Kayla and playing with his two kids: Caleigh, a 5 year old princess and Colby, a 2 year old Jedi apprentice. With the little spare time left Shanon enjoys working on classic cars and building his first racing quadcopter.


Associates of Applied Science, Computer Networking, Wallace State Community College, 2015

Bachelor of Science, Applied Mathematics, University of Alabama-Birmingham, 2018