I am a software engineer. I use computer science to solve problems. I have applied my skills to a variety of situations, and am currently part of a team developing data management software to support large-scale, data-driven research at NASA.
I consider myself primarily a front-end developer, however I often find myself straddled between front and back-end components in working to better expose the capabilities of a system to end-users via the Web. I strive to design interfaces and services that enable intuitive, streamlined access to large quantities of data.
When I'm not developing software, I can usually be found out and about taking photos. Photography is a long-time passion of mine, and you'll more often than not catch me with a camera. I particularly enjoy exploring, investigating, or just searching around for an interesting shot.
What I'm Doing Right Now:
I am currently a software engineer at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California. I'm a member of the Data Management Systems and Technologies group, and part of a team developing customized data management software to support ongoing scientific research across a broad spectrum of domains.
I am a member of the Apache Software Foundation, where I contribute to a number of awesome open source projects including Object Oriented Data Technology (OODT), a component-based information integration framework for building distributed, data-intensive software systems.
I am a member of both IEEE and the IEEE Computer Society, and I have had papers accepted at a number of IEEE-sponsored conferences, including CBMS 2009, HEALTHINF 2009, and ICSE 2011 SECLOUD.
I received a M.S. in Computer Science, with an emphasis in Software Engineering, from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering in May, 2007. I graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science and a minor in Multimedia and Creative Technologies from the USC Viterbi school in May, 2005.
I held a Research Assistantship position at the USC Information Sciences Institute from 2006-2007. Working under Dr. Ted Faber, I designed a system for mutual assurance, at the BIOS level, between a networked cluster node and a controlling server.
In 2004-2005, I participated in the Southern California Earthquake Center's Undergraduate Studies in Earthquake Information Technology (UseIT) program and, working with a team of 15 undergraduates, built the first version of SCEC-VDO, an open source visualization product that enables interactive, 4D display of diverse geo-referenced datasets for analysis, presentation, and publication.
In 2003, I held a summer internship at IMPAC Medical Systems (now part of Elekta) developing internal tools for intelligently replacing protected health information with reasonable alternatives to facilitate QA and testing.
Check out my portfolio for more information about projects I've been involved with.