13320 Wildcrest Drive
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
Software technology R&D areas of expertise: graphical user interface programming,
computer graphics and image processing, mobile
systems, biomedical systems.
Wildcrest Associates, Los Altos Hills, CA,
Associates is a Silicon Valley software technology consultancy and
software products company. My roles: research, design,
development, testing, and infrastructure. Platforms: Macintosh,
Windows, Unix, mobile systems;
Applied Biosystems, Foster City, CA,
Biosystems is the industry leader in the field of
DNA sequencing and genetic analysis systems.
Technical Leader for DNA fragment analysis software GeneMapper,
featuring interactive data analysis and visualization, workflow
automation, and an Oracle database; Java.
Project/Technical Leader for a DNA fragment
analysis/pedigree/database software suite on the Macintosh; MacApp/C++.
DNA sequencing software; Java. Mass
spectrometry software; Microsoft
Becton Dickinson Immunocytometry Systems, San
Senior Software Engineer
of a 4-programmer team designing and developing an interactive data
and visualization application for the Macintosh, supporting
the entire product line of flow cytometers made by Becton Dickinson. My responsibilities: creating the
prototypes for this project; design and implementation of the user interface; code maintenance. MacApp/C++.
Member of a small programming team
designing and developing cytometry data analysis applications for X Window systems on Unix and
platforms; My responsibilities: helped implement a Macintosh-like user
interface; implementing data analysis features
statistics, data subsetting, and printing. C and C++.
Member of a small programming team designing and developing two
data acquisition and analysis applications for VAX/VMS. My responsibilities: implementing
interface and computer-instrument interface code; developing standalone
utility programs; hardware and software field installation; support
of field personnel and customers; liason with external scientific resources. Fortran, Pascal, DCL, Mainsail.
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1983-1985
Research Associate, Department of Molecular Genetics & Cell Biology
and use of interactive Fourier image analysis software in a biological
image processing laboratory. Research on macromolecular hemoglobin
Image processing and graphics software for research and teaching.
and instruction for biologists in the use of software systems.
to the development of two workstations for scientific image processing
and data visualization. Image digitization, image
film recording, 2D and 3D vector and raster graphics, photogrammetry
scene analysis, statistical analysis. Systems: DEC
VAX/VMS, PDP-11/RT-11, Unix, IBM PC/MS-DOS,
Languages: C, Pascal, Fortran, Ratfor, Basic, DCL, Unix shells.
Consulting: Bioscan, Inc. (1984-1985), IBM PC-based
image analysis system for 2D thin layer chromatography.
Apple Computer, Inc. (1983), beta test site for AppleGraphics III.
Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, 1981-1983
Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Otolaryngology
Research in 3D image
of eardrum shape from stereo views. Development and use of software for
photogrammetry, automated image matching, pattern recognition,
and interactive vector and raster graphics. Systems: DEC VAX/VMS,
PDP-11/RT-11, IBM 3090/MVS. Languages: Fortran, Ratfor, Pascal.
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1974-1981
Research Associate, Department of Biophysics &
Research on cell motility and
using immunofluorescence, cinemicrography, and computer-aided film
Contributed to data and motion analysis software. Upgraded data
analysis, simulation, and graphics software for biological
System: PDP-11/RT-11. Languages: Fortran, Basic.
Research Assistant, Department of Biology, 1974-1979
Research on cellular slime mold
using mutant selection, cinemicrography, computer-aided film analysis,
and biochemical and behavioral assays of chemoattractants.
Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN, 1972-1974
Research Assistant, Department of Biological Sciences
Research on electron transfer
activity in plasma membranes.
Ph.D. in Biology, University of Chicago, 1979. Thesis
subject: Computer analysis of cell motility and chemotaxis in the
of cellular slime molds.
M.S. in Biological Sciences, Purdue University, 1974.
B.S. in Biology and Chemistry, Juniata College,
Pennsylvania, 1972. Magna cum Laude; Ellis
Scholarship; Brumbaugh Science Prize.
Professional and Personal
Ten publications in image processing and
molecular biology and cell biology. List of publications, reprints,
and references available on request.
Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics