CURRICULUM VITAE

“I'm the guy to call. Look at the resume.

I have kids of my own.”

 

— Jeffry W. Daniels (1977—)

EDUCATION

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, Syracuse, New York

Ph.D., Electrical & Computer Engineering, 8/2013

Awarded All-University Doctoral Prize for best dissertation. 2014.

DISSERTATION TOPIC  "Toward computationally lightweight stationary and mobile computer vision-based traffic surveillance for assistive devices in intelligent transportation systems"

RESEARCH AREAS  embedded sys., computer vision, intelligent transportation sys.

M.S., Electrical Engineering, 6/2011

THESIS TOPIC  Optimization of bit-serial multipliers for parallel applications

NORWICH UNIVERSITY (Military College of Vermont), Northfield, Vermont

B.S., in Computer Engineering, 5/2008

MINORS  Mathematics, CS, Computer Security and Information Assurance

TEACHING

& RESEARCH

NORWICH UNIVERSITY, Northfield, Vermont

Lecturer, Department of Computer Science, 7/2013—present

• Responsible for teaching sophomore-level electrical circuits and senior-level computer vision courses, as well as all sections of introductory programming.

• Proposed and oversaw the development and piloting of GradeTrain.com
a subscription-based code and assignment submission system for intro-level CS courses, designed to introduce students to semi-automatic code validation practices used in the industry.

• Advised Honors Program students on theses and semester-long projects.

• Research in computer vision, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), and fault-tolerant realtime systems.

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, Syracuse, New York

Teaching Assistant, Dept. of Electrical & Comp. Engineering, 8/2008—5/2013

Certificate in University Teaching (CUT). Awarded Spring 2012.

Outstanding Teaching Asst. award from the Graduate School. Spring 2011.

Awarded departmental recognition for excellence in teaching. Fall 2009.

Future Professoriate Program (FPP).

Taught lectures and recitations for Circuits I/II sophomore-level electrical engineering courses, prepared teaching materials (assessment tools, notes, handouts, homework), compiled course materials and student submissions for the ABET accreditation committee (2011).

Teaching Mentor, The Graduate School, 4/2010—5/2013

Member of the core instructional staff during Teaching Assistant Orientation Programs (TAOP). Leader for small group discussions and a mentor to new international and domestic TAs.

Researcher, Smart Vision Systems Laboratory, 9/2011—6/2013

“Applicability of Research to Business and Industry” award, 4/2013.

Intelligent Transportation Society of NY “Best ITS Student Essay” award, 5/2013.

Research on embedded vision systems, lightweight image processing algorithms, assistive devices for the elderly and visually-impaired, and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS).

PROFESSIONAL

EXPERIENCE

USEUCOM COMBINED ENDEAVOR EXERCISE, Baumholder, Germany

Info. Operations Intern, USAF 102 Info. Warfare Sqn. (IWS), 4–5/2007, 2008

Recognition from the Adjutant General of RI for achievements during CE2008

Recognition from the Lt. Col. of the US Army for achievements during CE2007

Team leader and liaison for Authority to Operate (ATO) computer security analysis of 40+ nations-participants, provided an exhaustive ATO Validation Out-Report to USEUCOM; suggested improvements to procedures for subsequent exercises, planning conferences; provided technical translation to/from Russian.

CENTERCODE, INC.

Beta Tester (non-employee), 10/2007—present

Participated in over three dozen hardware beta tests under strict non-disclosure agreements. Offered beta test engineers objective feedback reports on look-and-feel, UI user-friendliness and usability, as well as potential security vulnerabilities and other issues.

THE MAXWELL SCHOOL AT SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, Syracuse, New York

Intern, Info. & Computing Technology (ICT) Group, 6–8/2005, 2006

Completely documented existing network infrastructure for the Maxwell School, including devices and interconnections. Developed an interactive online network map with search capability for internal use. Add’l duties: helpdesk and telephone support, account maintenance.

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF DOC. PUBL., Northfield, Vermont

Sr. Managing Editor & Layout Ed., The War Whoop Annual, 10/2004—8/2008

Professional graphic design; staff management; negotiation with publishers; in an aggressive effort, produced four consecutive, on-time editions of the Annual during the past 17 years.

RELEVANT

SKILLS

ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS, PROGRAMMING LANG., & COMP.-AIDED DESIGN TOOLS

MATLAB, C/C++, assembly language, Synopsys System Studio, VHDL, RS Logix, SPICE, pSPICE, Synopsys HSPICE, CadSoft Eagle PCB, NI Multisim.

TYPESETTING AND PRODUCTIVITY APPLICATIONS

LaTeX, BibTeX, JabRef; common productivity packages for OS X/Windows.

GRAPHIC DESIGN TOOLS

Proficiency with Adobe CS/CC (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc).

EMBEDDED AND REAL-TIME SYSTEMS

ARM-based embedded Linux dev., FPGA (Xilinx ISE), DSP platforms.

CONTROL, DATA ACQUISITION, INSTRUMENTATION, TEST, AND MEASUREMENT TOOLS

NI control & DAQ hardware, LabVIEW, Simulink, HP/Agilent equipment.

STATISTICAL DATA ANALYSIS AND DATABASE TOOLS; MISCELLANEOUS

Stata, SPSS, MS Access; EnCase forensic tools; online CMS platforms; Asterisk server deployment; proficiency with OS X, Windows, and Linux.

LANGUAGES

NATIVELY FLUENT  English and Russian,

CONVERSATIONAL  French,

BASIC  Kazakh

PROFESSIONAL

MEMBERSHIPS

Member, Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2004—present

Member, Tau Beta Pi (VT Beta) and Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN), 2007—present

Honorary Member, Upsilon Pi Epsilon (Norwich University), 2014—present

SERVICE TO

PROFESSION

Reviewer, IEEE Trans. on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), 2012—present.

Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics (IE), 2013—present.

Reviewer, International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR), 2012, 2014.

Reviewer, IEEE Int. Conf. on Adv. Video and Signal-Based Surv–ce (AVSS), 2014.

Reviewer, ACM/IEEE Int. Conf. on Distributed Smart Cameras (ICDSC), 2014.

Reviewer, IEEE Int. Conf. on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC), 2014.

SERVICE TO

INSTITUTION

Member, Undergraduate Research Committee (URC), 2013—present.

Member, Academic Integrity Committee (AIC), 2013—present.

Member, Excellence in Grad. Ed. (EGE) Award selection committee, 2012—2013.

Ph.D. Consultant, Syracuse University Career Services Office, 2012.

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