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Electrical Engineering, Adaptive Signal Processing, Digital Image Processing, Ionospheric Modeling, Wave Propagation, Radio Signals, Radar Signals, Radar Signal Processing, Radar Detection Theory, Radar Detection Theory Applications, Renewable Energy Technology, Genetic Algorithms, Tomography Techniques, Atmospheric Modeling, Medical Imaging,

 

 

Expert No. 3704

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Accomplished corporate and academic executive with significant experience in people and budget management, engineering product development curriculum development, academic restructuring and academic research and proven record in improving the bottom line in both sectors, seeks to bring his many years of innovation success to help promote change and growth to your environment.

EDUCATION

Doctorate of Electrical Engineering, Graduate School of Electrical Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA, 1999.
Dissertation:    Flexible Prior Models Three-Dimensional Ionospheric Tomography,                
Advisors: Walter S. Kuklinski, Ph.D., Charles L. Byrne, Ph.D., Gary L. Sales, Ph.D.

M.Sc., in Electrical Engineering, Graduate School of Electrical Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA, 1996.
Thesis:     Genetic Optimization Algorithms Applied to Medical Image Segmentation,        
Advisors: Walter S. Kuklinski, Ph.D., Gary L. Sales, Ph.D., Weitzen Jay, Ph.D.

B.Sc., in Electrical Engineering, School of Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, 1989.
Topic:        Discrete Doppler Effects & Applications, Advisor: Gordon L. Bechtel, Ph.D.

Diplôme d’ingénieurs, in Electro-Mechanical Engineering, “Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chausses”, Paris, France, 1986.
Topic:         Principes de Conservation d’énergie et leur Applications, Advisor: Francis Moulia, Ph.D.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

I have over 25 years of combined academic and corporate experience. I have been very involved at all levels of academia for over 23 years, from my work with at MIT Upward Bound to my many years working in the Physics Department at Quincy College, the Electrical Engineering Departments at Northeastern University and the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Even while at Raytheon, I have taught advanced theoretical and practical courses as part of the employees training program at the Raytheon Learning Institute. In the last five years, I have been the Chair of the Physics and Engineering and the Computer Science Departments at Eastern Nazarene College of Quincy, Massachusetts. As a result, I have completely rebuilt the curricula in both programs and increased enrollment by 13%. I have also implemented a new brand of higher education, aligned with the European apprenticeship system, which is designed to prepare our youth for the technical and technological challenges of the new world.

In corporate, I have assumed many roles for over 15 years, as President and CEO of 374’s Electric Power Corporation, Stoughton Massachusetts, USA; President of the Haitian Scientific Society (HSS), Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Senior Research Systems Engineer at The Raytheon Company, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA; and Engineering Project Coordinator at Synergy Incorporated, Walpole Massachusetts, USA.

As part of my academic background, I have developed a novel class of algorithms, to predict the variations in the Earth's ionosphere in near real time. These algorithms have been quite useful for correcting Radar and Communication propagation errors in Civilian Aviation and several other important civilian and military applications. In the last five years, I have  adapted these algorithms to earthquake forecasting, a novel idea that relates ionospheric variations to the movement of tectonic plates, an important problem facing earth and atmospheric scientists, as well as all the people living on our beloved planet. I also have significant experience in medical imaging techniques such as tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. Further experience in medical imaging includes being one of the first to propose a very interesting new class of "genetic algorithms" with applications to image segmentation for disease detection, identification and diagnostic.

As part of my academic management background, I have rebuilt the Physics and Engineering program at Eastern Nazarene College by completely redesigning the curriculum such that it aligns with the Apprenticeship system. As a result, ENC students are required to go through three semesters of research or product development, in addition to internships and participation in the very prestigious Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs. I have also developed an undergraduate research program that is preparing the students such that they can apply the core theories of Electrical Engineering to many interesting and deserving world applications.

In the near future, I am interested in working on projects that can adequately combine my Corporate, Management and Academic experiences to promote innovative methods for higher learning and to develop state of art academic programs aiming at forming bright young minds in the United States and around the globe.

RESEARCH STATEMENT

My core expertise is atmospheric modeling. Atmospheric modeling, specifically the section of the atmosphere called the “ionosphere” has been successfully investigated using tomography techniques. Tomography is a three dimensional object reconstruction technique, based on limited available data.  A pioneering work, entitled “Flexible Prior Models,” that effectively used the tomography framework to predict the position and strength of peak electron density ion the ionosphere in near real time. This problem is quite important since the variations of electron in the ionosphere introduce delays in signal propagation, from earth-to-earth and earth-to-space. These delays in turns introduce errors in radio and telecommunication as well civilian aviation and many other important problems important to our military. Recently, Expert 3704 et al., has adapted the original work to earthquake forecasting, a novel idea that relates ionospheric variations to the movement of tectonic plates, an important problem facing earth and atmospheric scientists, as well as the people living on our beloved planet. In addition, the original work continues to have potential for connection and adaptation to several important engineering and computer science fields including:

  • Signal Restoration and Filtering, Signal Interference for Precision Radar Tracking and Discrimination.
  • Medical Imaging for use in Medical Diagnostic for early detection of abnormalities in the human body such as: black lung disease, breast and brain cancer, gum disease, etc.
  • Medical Imaging can also be used in conjunction with other techniques such as Genetic Optimization Algorithm for Medical Diagnostic. [Cornely, 1994] developed a genetic optimization algorithm , the first of its kind, to apply the genetic algorithms framework to medical image segmentation for early detection of abnormalities in the human body.

FUTURE RESEARCH GOALS

Tomography has seen a proliferation in its applications, at least in the last few decades. New important problems are beginning to successfully make use of Tomography such as earthquake monitoring and forecasting.
Earthquake monitoring and forecasting has grown in interest, in the last 5-10 years, because of the frequency of occurrence of earthquakes around the globe. I have been studying the correlation between seismic and pre-earthquake activities and changes in the electron density of the earth’s upper atmosphere with significant success.   Recently published results on both the Haiti earthquake and the Japan earthquake offer great promise for the future of earthquake forecasting. The proposed approach is data assimilation and fusion platform to a family of earthquake precursor signals for earthquake forecasting. This is a very new and innovative approach with very promising early results and a bright future.

TECHNICAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Available Upon Request

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE  

Associate Professor, 2011-Present, Physics & Engineering Department, Eastern Nazarene College, Quincy, MA
Courses: Digital Signal & Image Processing (Implemented with Matlab), Probabilistic Methods of Signal & System Analysis (Implemented with Matlab), Linear Systems, Digital Electronics, Linear Feedback and Electromagnetic Field Theory.

Raytheon Learning Institute (RLI), 2005-2011, Raytheon Company, Andover, MA
RLI is a unique institution inside the Raytheon Company which is dedicated to Workforce Training and Competitiveness. RLI offers a variety of Technical and Managerial courses to eligible employees for career growth and development.
Courses: Adaptive Signal Processing; Radar Detection Theory; and Radio Frequency Propagation and Atmospheric Physics Workshops and Seminars

Part-Time Lecturer, 1999-2004, Graduate School of Electrical Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA
Courses: Digital Signal & Image Processing (Implemented with Matlab); Probabilistic Methods of Signal & System Analysis (Implemented with Matlab); Linear Systems; Digital Electronics, Linear Feedback and Electromagnetic Field Theory.

Part-Time Lecturer, 1996-1999, School of Electrical Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA
Courses: EE Fundamentals of Sound Recording Technology – Analog Devices and Linear Systems, Electronics I – Electronics II

Part-Time Lecturer, 1997-1998, School of Arts & Sciences, Quincy College, Quincy, MA
Courses:  Physics I – Physics II

Teaching Assistant, 1995- 1996, School of Electrical Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA    
Courses: Circuits and Electronic Labs I – Circuits and Electronic Labs II – Electronic Design Labs I & II – Capstone Exit Project for EE graduating seniors

Research Assistant, 1994-1995, Hanscom Air Force Base Research Laboratory (AFRL), Ionospheric Research Division, Burlington, MA
Total Electron Content (TEC) Measurements of the ionosphere, 2D-ionospheric modeling (PIM), 3D-ionospheric modeling (PIM), Variable Pixon Basis Ionospheric Tomography, GPS versus low orbit satellite measurement systems.

Part-Time Lecturer, 1987-1990, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Workshops: Lectured on various subjects for Electrical Engineering Juniors and Seniors such as: Linear Systems, Communication Theory, Digital Signal Processing, Probability & Random Processes, Transmission Lines & Applications, Electromagnetic Field Theory, Circuits and Electronics.
Part-Time Lecturer, MIT-Upward Bound Program, June 1990, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Courses: Trigonometry, Physics, Trigonometry, Calculus & Technical Drafting

CORPORATE EXPERIENCE

Chair, Radar Propagation, 2005-2011
Raytheon Company
Andover, Massachusetts
Technical Responsibilities:  The charter of the RF Propagation and Atmospheric Physics (RFPAAP) Technical Interest Group (TIG) is to foster modeling & simulation innovation and algorithm development in radar and communication propagation via understanding of atmospheric physics. The RFPAAP TIG is committed to improving the performance of radar and communication systems with state of the art environmental modeling and simulation. The RFPAAP TIG endeavors to provide a competitive advantage through technology leverage throughout the Raytheon Company.

Administrative Responsibilities: Presides over Board of Directors of the RFPAAP TIG

President, Haitian Scientific Society, 2009-2011
University of Massachusetts, Boston
Boston, Massachusetts
Technical Responsibilities:  Setting high level directives for the technical and administrative functions of the society
Administrative Responsibilities: Presides over Board of Directors

Public Relations, Haitian Scientific Society, 2011-Present
University of Massachusetts, Boston
Boston, Massachusetts
Administrative Responsibilities: Represents the society in private and public events

Chairman & CEO, June 1999 – 2004
374’s Research Corporation,
D.B.A: 374’s Electric Power Corporation,
Stoughton, Massachusetts
Technical Responsibilities:  Mathematical modeling and description of surfs and their behavior – Simulation & computation of hydroelectric power in surf columns – Mathematical comparison model of surf versus wave hydropower – Strong knowledge of existing renewable energy technologies & methods such as: biomass, fuel cells, dam hydroelectric, wave hydroelectric, wind & geothermal – Develop business plan & marketing strategy for the surf hydroelectric turbine – Lead the corporation’s research and development, financing & public relations teams  – Coordinated surf software simulation and modeling efforts – Generated technical write ups for patents.

Administrative Responsibilities: Presides over the Board of Directors & serves as principal executive officer of the start-up Corporation. Supervises and controls all of the business and affairs of the Corporation. Lead business development and financing efforts – Coordinate public relations & product recognition efforts.

Engineering Project Coordinator, 1990-1993
Synergy Corporation
East Walpole, Massachusetts
Technical Responsibilities: Designed and built Augmentative Communication PC and MAC based computer systems and peripherals to assist patients with severe disabilities.  
Administrative Responsibilities: Coordinated Engineering procedures and acted as liaison between Engineering & Administrative departments. Developed short and long term strategic planning, product management, manufacturing, Hardware and Software development processes and cycles

PUBLICATIONS

Available Upon Request

GRANTS AND HONORS  

1.    Professional Achievement Award, 2014
2.    Raytheon Technical Honoree Award 2009-2011
3.    Raytheon ISac Symposium, Best Paper in Session Award, 2009
4.    Raytheon Technology Network Key Contributor Awards, 2006-2009
5.    Raytheon Team Achievement Awards, 2006-2009
6.    Invited Speaker, Boston University AFRAMATH Symposium, 2006-2007
7.    Grant, Massachusetts Development Corporation (MTDC), Boston, Massachusetts, 2001
8.    Grant, Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MTC), Northborough, Massachusetts, 2000
9.    Research Assistantship, Hanscom Air Force Base, Burlington, Massachusetts, 1994-1998
10.    Conference Chairs: IEEE Radar Conference, 17-20 April 2007

OTHER INFORMATION

Member of the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE), the American Geophysical Union (AGU), & The International Counsel of System Engineering (INCOSE)
Speaks and understands three languages: English, French, and Spanish.

PUBLICATIONS

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REFERENCES

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