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Mark C. P., Ph.D.
Summary of Qualifications
* Practical engineer with an understanding of customer needs as well as strong technical skills.
* Experienced at developing accurate and fast communication system simulations.
* Demonstrated knowledge of wireless issues.
* Strong knowledge of errorcontrol coding and its applications.
* Proficient at management and technical leadership. Able to mentor and guide others for maximum performance.
* Determined troubleshooter, capable of analyzing and resolving difficult problems.
Wireless Communication: Digital Modulation, ErrorControl Coding, Multicarrier Modulation, CDMA, Information Theory.
Signal Processing: LMS Algorithms, Adaptive Algorithms, Digital Filtering, Detection and Estimation of Signals.
Computer Simulation: Computer Simulation with C/C++ or Matlab. Linux or Windows Operating Systems.
St. Cloud State University August Present
Guided and researched various topics, resulting in successful Masters theses for my students:
A Distributed LMS algorithm for implementation of an adaptive antenna array in wireless sensor networks.
* Diversity processing of encoded signals using the BCJR Algorithm an alternative to the Viterbi algorithm.
* Simulation of fading channels in hardware and software.
Advised and mentored a multidisciplinary senior design team on an Unmanned Ground Vehicle senior design project in competition with another university, which the students won.
Guided senior design students in successful projects which included embedded Linux single board computers.
Instructed various undergraduate and graduate electrical engineering courses including Advanced Digital Signal Processing, Error Control Coding, Wireless Systems Engineering, and Programming in C/C++, Matlab, and Java resulting in top student ratings.
Senior Staff Engineer
Pericle Communications Company January November
Evaluated and tested CDMA base stations against CDMA specifications and investigated their deployment resulting in the resolution of a dispute between a wireless carrier and a vendor.
Advised the telecommunications department of an international airport on advanced wireless issues, including IEEE .b implementations and PCS services.
Investigated embedded software options for software based test and measurement equipment.
Investigated patent infringement claims by product testing, reverse engineering, and analyzing standards, leading to settlement between the parties.
Evaluated wireless communications options for a public utility, resulting in a lessexpensive and better wireless system being implemented.
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs August May
Taught various classes including Detection and Estimation of Signals in Noise, Digital Signal Processing, and Computer Programming.
Researched error control coding, wireless systems, and digital modulation, resulting in several papers.
Project Manager/Lead Engineer
Varian Associates, Oncology Systems May January
Led a cross functional quality improvement team to improve product performance resulting on cost savings.
Designed test and data acquisition software using LabView for extended life testing of high voltage systems
Managed the vendor relationship and negotiated specifications for a radiofrequency source.
Ph.D. Electrical Engineering
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Dissertation Topic: Error Control Coding Techniques for Multicarrier Modulation
M.S. Electrical Engineering
University of Idaho
Thesis Topic: Statistical FET Models for Design for Manufacturability
B.S. Electrical Engineering
University of Idaho