Available for work as Investigator for eye research projects and as Systems Engineer for imaging components and procedures.
Motivated self-starter able to work with a variety of technologies, having a solid computer science background and 25 years experience in research protocol development.
Experienced in computer and network administration; operating systems and software installation and configuration, computer hardware assembly, upgrading, and troubleshooting.
Several years experience with developing banner and streaming audio ad campaigns, managing media buys, negotiating insertions, and evaluating performance of cost per click and cost per impression models.
Experienced in researching, registering, transferring, buying, and selling domain names.
Experienced in writing research plans, experiment protocol design, collection and organization of experimental data, statistical regression modeling and hypothesis testing, spreadsheet programming, database management, biomechanical modeling using finite-element methods, 2-d and 3-d CAD design, photo-optical hardware development, analog and digital video components, biomedical image processing, 3-dimensional geometric modeling, pattern recognition by shape, texture, and color, and computer-generated presentation graphics. Also experienced in writing research reports, technical papers, preparing manuscripts and lecture slides, presenting seminars and research findings, and doing library and online research. Experienced in designing, specifying, and building prototype instrumentation.
Experienced in designing and developing interactive database-driven website components. Experienced in Microsoft Visual Studio, VB6, VBA, VBS, JS, ASP, HTML, ADO, DAO and SQL. Experienced with developing and integrating Office Automation apps using VBA and ADO to share data between Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, and website SQL database servers.
Experienced in development of customer database with user-login for maintenance and personalization, and in transforming, importing, exporting database tables, and maintaining referential integrity between tables.
Familiar with use of scripting and automation routines for implementing changes across multiple webpage files and directories, and batch uploading with FTP scripts.
Familiar with setting up and relocating websites and online databases using Microsoft technologies.
Experienced with content preparation and managing content pipelines.
Experienced in analytical image processing, including photogrammetric methods in geometric subject modeling and statistical methods in pattern recognition.
Experienced in graphic arts production, including banner ads, animated gif's, logos, bullets, text images and other graphic elements.
Experienced in preparation of multimedia data for streaming applications including audio and audio-video, and mixdown and transfer to audio CD format.
1/89-present: Developer/Owner Miles Research. 141 E 13th Ave, Escondido CA 92025. Develop and manufacture specialized iris cameras for biometric research; development of imaging systems and research programs; also Web Application Development since 1996.
6/02-2/04: Website Developer. WebsUSA, PMB 340, 757 Emory Street, Imperial Beach, CA 91932. Website development and management, database development (ASP/VBS/SQL/ADO). Developed a conference registration system for Oceans 2003 with Author abstract submission, online and on-site registration system for a scientific/technical conference with over 4000 attendees.
1/95-10/08: Website Developer. McDonald & Associates, Inc. 2544 S. 156th Circle, Omaha NE 68130. Website development and management, media development, office automation, network administration, and online service contract negotiation. For examples of my work see www.buymemory.com.
6/90-6/94: Director of Research. Neuro-Optics, Inc. 24360 Old Wagon Rd., Escondido, CA 92027 (worked with Dr. Bernard Jensen, 619-749-2727).
Designed and built professional iris camera systems for accurate quantitative imaging using both film cameras and video-computer image processors. Designed and built custom photo-illuminator and fiberoptic lightguide for uniform illumination of iris.
Developed standards and techniques for iris photography and acquired 3,600 iris photos. Wrote software for labeling and organizing iris photo archives using database and spreadsheet programming.
Designed and implemented image processing software for acquisition, segmentation, measurement (colorimetry), and statistical classification of 24-bit color iris images.
Designed and wrote software for reconstruction of 3-dimensional surface topography from iris images and graphic presentation as color-contoured surface terrain model.
Developed research plan and experiment protocol for determining variability and repeatability of iris image acquisition and measurement, and for validation of empirical correlation between iris signs and reflexive health conditions.
7/89-12/92: Research Associate. Eye Center of Northern California. 6500 Fairmount Ave, El Cerrito, CA 94530 (worked with Dr. William Ellis, 510-525-2600).
Designed and conducted research program to study factors influencing outcome of radial keratotomy. Developed a database for computerizing patients' medical records and produced a surgical planning model for predicting visual outcome using regression analysis of surgical parameters and preoperative patient factors.
Clinical work included refraction, tonometry, ultrasound corneal pachymetry, slit-lamp biomicroscopy and photography, photokeratography, fundus photography, retinal fluorescein angiography, and endothelial cell photography and analysis.
Also developed telemarketing program using Telemagic on a 5-computer 10base-T network system for tracking leads, generating correspondence and mailing labels, automatic dialing and inbound phone call message and logging system.
9/81-4/89: Research Associate. Eye Research Fund Laboratory. 2350 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48104 (worked with Dr. Bruce Cohan, 313-665-0566). Main projects worked on (as coprincipal investigator):
Mechanical properties of in vivo human cornea. Material identification techniques with photogrammetric imaging and finite-element analysis were applied to determine the mechanical properties of cornea, modeled as an axisymmetric heterogeneous orthotropic nonlinear elastic material.
Medical records database for cataract surgery. Developed software along with datasheet formats and coding conventions for approximately 1500 medical records, each record having 100-200 data items.
Evaluation of ultra-strong polyethylene fiber as an ophthalmic suture. A new type of cross-linked polyethylene fiber was evaluated for use as a microsuture using standard fiber-testing methods to quantify its mechanical properties and a qualitative analysis of its handling characteristics during use in eye surgery.
Changes in corneal topography following cataract surgery. Patients were studied postoperatively to determine the effect of cataract surgery on corneal topography using photokeratoscopy and computer programs to calculate the shape of the anterior corneal surface from digitized keratographs.
Biodegradation of polypropylene microsuture. A monofilament polypropylene microsuture which had biodegraded to breakage was removed and studied with light and electron microscopy to assess factors contributing to its oxidative degradation.
Selected Publications and Presentations
Biometric Imaging of the Hand, Face, and Eye. Presented at the Fifth International Behavioral and Medical Biometrics Society Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 6-7, 2011.
Iris Photocolorimetry - Advanced Topics. Presented at the Fifth International Behavioral and Medical Biometrics Society Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 6-7, 2011.
Biometric Imaging Basics. Presented at the Fourth International Behavioral and Medical Biometrics Society Conference, Las Vegas, NV, October 16-18, 2009.
Iris Photocolorimetry. Presented at the Fourth International Behavioral and Medical Biometrics Society Conference, Las Vegas, NV, October 16-18, 2009.
Photocolorimetry of Iris. Presented at the annual Ophthalmic Photographer's Society Conference, Las Vegas, NV, November 10-12, 2006.
Best Practices in Iris Photography. Presented at the Meet The Pros session at the annual meeting of the International Iridology Practitioner's Association, Las Vegas, NV, June 2007.
The Rayid Model. Presented at the Second International Behavioral and Medical Biometrics Society Conference, Shanghai, China, March 20-22, 2006.
Biometric Analysis of Eye Images. Presented at the First International Behavioral and Medical Biometrics Society Conference, Henderson, NV, October 18-20, 2004.
Polarity Analysis.Presented at the International Iris Expo 2002 - Sponsored by Bernard Jensen International in San Marcos, California (San Diego area), June 14th through June 16th, 2002.
The Development of Pigmentation in the Iris. Presented at the First Integrated Iridology Conference. Sponsored by Toni Miller and Iris Tech in Sydney, Australia, March 9-11, 2001.
The Use of Polarity Analysis in Rayid. Presented at the First Integrated Iridology Conference. Sponsored by Toni Miller and Iris Tech in Sydney, Australia, March 9-11, 2001.
The Significance of Pigmentary and Textural Changes in the Iris. Presented at the Fourth International Congress on Applied Iridology, Santa Ana, CA, May 20, 2000.
Iris Pigmentation. Presented at the Third International Congress on Applied Iridology, Irvine, CA 5/16/99.
The Use of Polarity Analysis in Health Care. Presented at a seminar in Escondido, CA 7/27/98.
Improving RK Predictability by using Multiple Regression Analysis of Ocular Shape Factors. (with W. Ellis) Presented at XXVII International Congress of Ophthalmology, Toronto, Canada, June 28, 1994.
"Computers in Refractive Surgery", Managing and Marketing Your Refractive Surgery Practice (in Chapter 11), R. Bruce Grene, ed. (New York: EMK Publishing), 1993.
Regression model of myopia. (With W. Ellis). Presented at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Diego, 4/11/92.
Regression model of radial keratotomy effect. (With W. Ellis). Presented at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Diego, 4/11/92.
Predictive model for keratotomy. Presented at the Berkeley Course on Radial Keratotomy at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, 10/28/89.
Time-lapse display of corneal curvature change following cataract surgery. (With B. Cohan.) Presented at Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Annual Meeting. Sarasota, Florida (5/6/88).
Inhibition of broken iris suture dislocation. (With B. Cohan). Presented at Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Annual Meeting. Sarasota, Florida (5/8/87).
An evaluation of ultrastrong polyethylene fiber as an ophthalmic suture. (With B. Cohan, J. Leenslag, A. Pennings.) Arch Ophthalmol 1985;103:1816-1821.
B.S. in Computer and Communication Sciences, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI), 1984.
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE). Wave Technologies University (San Diego, CA), 2000. Currently hold Microsoft Certification (MCP) in Windows NT Workstation, Windows NT Server, Windows NT Server in the Enterprise, Networking Essentials, Internet Information Server 4, TCP/IP.
SEM of aqueous cytology and iris anterior border layer in Fuchs' Heterochromic Cyclitis. (With T. Beals and B. Cohan). Presented at Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Annual Meeting. Sarasota, Florida (5/6/88).
Positional stability of intraocular lens implants and inertial effects of eye movements. Transient oscillations and settling times secondary to decelerating eye movement were determined for five types of intraocular lens implants using high-speed biomicroscopic cinematography and computer analysis of photogrammetric data.