Industry experience for nearly 17 years.
- Hardware and software design,
- Embedded systems,
- FPGA designs, and
- Real-time, hardware-based Image Processing.
- Applications included guided missiles for the U.S. military, medical instrumentation, and scientific instrumentation.
Full time teaching since January 2005.
- Embedded Systems,
- Image and Signal Processing,
- Communications Systems,
- Probability, Statistics, and related ...
I grew up in Altoona, Pennsylvania, on the westernmost valley and ridge in the Appalachian Mountains. Coal deliveries to our home for stoking the basement furnace during the cold winter months became the first geological quarry of my collecting career — the pyrite veins were irresistible in my eyes. Just blocks from my house stood an entire hillside of fossiliferous stone in which I collected trilobites and other fossils of the Paleozoic Era. As a guest investigator at an archeological site in I...