I’m an embedded software engineer with nearly 15 years of experience living in the Southwest Ohio area between Dayton and Cincinnati. I’ve been married for over 13 years to Jacqueline and have one dachshund Leonie (RIP Hershey and Mocha). Presently, I’m working for PDi Communication Systems, Inc., as a supervisor for an embedded software engineering group (more a manufacturing focused title — think lead engineer/architecture in other contexts) working on interactive products in the hospital industry (the TAB(R) series of products in particular). You can check out some of my work at PDi by visiting Github. In the past, I’ve worked for Data Science Automation (DSA) at WPAFB and Eastman Kodak among other companies.
I’m also a part-time PhD student at Wright State University‘s College of Engineering and Computer Science where I have completed all my core and electives classes. I don’t think you can say you’re ABD until you get an approved topic and committee formed. Having said that, I’m working with Dr. Bourbakis on techniques for detecting simple, incomplete objects. This will probably be a computer vision topic at least and may involve work in other domains as everything takes shape this year. I also have a MBA from the University of Dayton, a MS in Computer Science from Bowling Green State University, and a BS in Computer Science and Mathematics from Wilmington College.