Assistant Scientist at
University of Wisconsin--Madison.
Reduced, analyzed, and published far
ultraviolet spectrally resolved images of Jupiter's moon
Io from the
Imaging Spectrograph of the Hubble Space Telescope.
Acquired, reduced, and published images of S+
6731Å emission from the Io Plasma Torus through a modest (36 inch) groundbased telescope.
Assisted acquisition and reduction
of groundbased high-resolution O(1D) 6300Å emission
spectra from Io and comet Hale-Bopp.
Developed software for efficient reduction of large set of geocoronal spectra.
Developed software for weighted least-square fitting of multiple
Voigt profiles to spectral data, with `linked' parameters and
instrumental profile compensation; discovered novel numerical
approximation of partial derivatives of Voigt profile with respect to
its parameters, to increase stability of parameter estimation procedure.
Consulting Scientist to
Atmospheric & Environmental
Planned, developed software for, and produced a scientific
visualization of modelled behavior of sodium and potassium atoms on
Mercury, using Sun workstations. Constructed richly-featured
semi-empirical model of the Jupiter plasma torus on the same platform.
Research Associate at the University of Wisconsin--Madison.
Specified and expedited purchase of CCD camera and microcomputer
control system. Developed data acquisition and analysis software for
this and an existing CCD system. Diagnosed and repaired
computer-controlled siderostat in field.
Research Assistant at
University of Wisconsin--Madison.
Conducted thesis research under Dr. Frank Scherb: instrument design,
observation, analysis, and publication for ground-based observing
program of visible-wavelength S+,++ emissions
from the Jupiter-Io plasma torus, using Fabry-Perot interferometers.
Assistant Faculty Associate (Physics PMT program)
at the University of Wisconsin.
Tutored introductory physics (non-calculus), with interactive Web-based
Instructor (Astronomy) at Concordia University.
for and taught accelerated class to degree-seeking
adult students, including innovative lab exercises.
Teaching Assistant (Physics) at the
University of Wisconsin for:
three introductory lecture/labs (general physics);
one intermediate undergraduate lecture (modern physics);
one intermediate undergraduate lab (general physics); and
one graduate lab (optics).
Teaching Assistant at Yale University for introductory
computer programming (for non-majors).
Math and computer teacher
at Ulysses S. Grant Foundation
of Yale University (a summer school for gifted and
talented high school students). Developed curriculum for
and taught math and computer science courses for grades
Head computer teacher at The Collegiate Schools
(Richmond, VA) summer session. Developed curriculum for
and taught several computer science classes for grades
3-4 and 5-8 and adult students. Supervised three
Computers [see also scientific computing entries under "Research,"
System Manager for
Space Physics group at the
University of Wisconsin.
Administered the group's most powerful machine, a DEC Alpha/OSF1
system, for over 40 users. Maintained and upgraded hardware; wrote
administrative and scientific software; resolved problems with
security, network access, and competition among subgroups for system
resource; created and maintained website.
Also co-managed another DECstation and several PCs (Windows
and Linux) and X-terminals.
for Space Physics group at the University of Wisconsin.
Maintained and managed two MicroVAX II systems for group of about 20
users, at both software and hardware levels; assisted development and
maintenance of several PC-based systems, including one used for
automatic telescope control; developed and maintained local software
packages; installed, customized,and managed AIPS, a widely-used
astronomical image processing system. Trained and supervised two
assistant system managers.
Proficient in the following:
Languages: APL, BASIC, C,
FORTRAN, HTML, TeX/LaTeX, and various assembly and script languages.
Operating systems: Macintosh, MS-DOS, Unix and its clones, VMS, and
most versions of Windows.