Fall 1989 - present: Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Research Assistant, School of Computer Science Provided programming support for the following research projects: Vision Algorithm Compiler, ARPA Image Understanding Environment, Automatic Target Recognition, and Learning From Observation. Developed graphical user interface tools and I/O interfaces for controlling a Unimation Puma robot, a range finder, and CCD cameras. Summer 1989: Martin Marietta Orlando Aerospace Orlando, Florida Engineering Assistant, Guidance and Controls, Pershing Missile Program Implemented guidance equation modules in Ada and created the interface between the modules and a flight simulator. 1988-1989: Tulane University New Orleans, Louisiana Senior Honors Project, Departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Analyzed the use of Iterated Function Systems (IFS) as an image compression method. Designed and implemented an IFS image compression program with a graphical user interface on a Macintosh computer. Summer 1988: Martin Marietta Electronic Systems Company Orlando, Florida Research Assistant, Guidance and Controls, Advanced Research Group Designed and implemented algorithms to perform and statistically analyze deghosting in a tracking system using passive ranging. Coauthored technical report on the findings. Summer 1987: Martin Marietta Orlando Aerospace Orlando, Florida Engineering Assistant, Reliability Engineering, LANTIRN Program Responsible for summarizing failure analyses and maintaining a database of failures to identify problem areas on the LANTIRN system. Summers of 1985 and 1986: Martin Marietta Michoud Aerospace New Orleans, Louisiana Engineering Assistant, Systems Engineering, Space Shuttle External Tank Program Responsible for the maintenance of systems level drawings. Prepared flight readiness review charts describing engineering changes affecting systems level components of the External Tank.