I am currently a project scientist at Carnegie Mellon University where I am the lead engineer for the Programmable (Smart) Headlight Project. I am interested in utilizing my unique set of engineering skills to develop new research and technology. I am an intelligent, motivated research engineer with a proven track record of problem solving, mastering new technologies, and working independently and collaboratively seeking a growth position in a research and development firm. My curriculum vitae can be downloaded here and my resume can be downloaded here.
I was a research fellow at Intel Labs Pittsburgh working on algorithms to detect features indicative of diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma in fundus images. Prior to my stint at Intel, I worked with James Becker and Howard Aizenstein at the University of Pittsburgh on 1) the effects of methods for amygdala size normalization on group analysis, 2) CBF measures as a function of pASL parameters (HBM, 2010), 3), cerebral vascular response in males with HIV (HBM, 2010), and 4) mutual information as a metric to correlate fMRI time-series data.
I was a post-doctoral fellow in the Dept. of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh. In Dr. Aizenstein's Geriatric Psychiatry Neuroimaging Lab, I implemented a to study the shape of amygdalae (ISBI, 2007). The fellowship began in May 2006 following the defense of my dissertation in April 2006. I attended graduate school at the University of Pittsburgh in the Dept. of Bioengineering under the advisement of George Stetten (VIA lab).