My background is in Mechanical Engineering (B.Sc.) and Materials Science (M.Sc., Ph.D.) I have a very broad background and I’ve worked on everything from optical metrology and interferometry for  experimental stress analysis, to spectroscopy and organic systems characterization, to something called femtosecond laser ablation (don’t ask) to, most recently,  satellite image processing.  I’ve worked as a scientist at institutions such as Brookhaven National Laboratory, the Army Research Laboratory and the Getty Conservation Institute. Prior to founding Core Optical, Inc. I was an Imaging Scientist at the California Institute of Technology.

Along the way I did a lot of software development and optimization. A common thread passing through most of my past professional experience was the utilization of a wide variety of image processing methodologies, either directly through some custom-logic implementation or indirectly via software solutions shipped with certain types of instrumentation such as optical and scanning electron microscopes.