PROFILE: MATHEMATICAL, STATISTICAL AND COMPUTER SCIENTIST INTERESTED IN THE DEVELOPMENT AND ADMINISTRATION OF CORPORATE PROGRAMS; SKILLED IN ANALYTIC RISK AND PREDICTION MODELING WITH EXPERT KNOWLEDGE OF DATA ANALYSIS, MATHEMATICAL MODEL DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION, INCLUDING LOGISTIC REGRESSION, DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS AND STATISTICAL MODELS; EXTENSIVE SCIENTIFIC APPLICATION AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE. ________________________________________________________________________ FIELD EXPERIENCE SUMMARY Predictive Modeling and Forecasting / Simulation / Quantitative Analysis Meteorological Applications and Research / Development of Algorithms Optimization of Random Variables / Testing of Mission Critical Systems Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems Design ________________________________________________________________________
. Contributed to NASA's Statistical Forecasting of Lightning Cessation, as well as, its Atmospheric-Ocean Modeling Research
. Contributed to U.S. Naval Research Laboratory's artificial intelligence research and applications to cloud structure and prediction of tropical cyclones and hurricanes
. Worked on Advanced Internet Tools Development for DOD (Department of Defense Office of Advanced Analytic Tools)
. Served as Department Chairman of Mathematics and Physics, Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, or Director of Information Technology at distinct universities
_________ HARDWARE/SOFTWARE and OPERATING SYSTEMS EXPERIENCE ___________
S-PLUS 6; MAPLE 9; SAS; MATHEMATICA; MINITAB; VS FORTRAN; DPSS; MS Windows/98/2000 & NT; TCP/IP; EXPLORER; 1st Class Fusion SQL; METACUBE; NetCDF; MS/OFFICE Applications; HTML; MS/DOS; VS/Fortran; MVS/TSO; Oracle 8 SQL/SQL+/(PL/SQL); DaDisp; DERIVE
Operating Systems: DEC VAX/VMS; CDC NOS/VE and NOS/BE; TSO/SPF; CMS; SUN-SPARC Workstation with UNIX; CRAY-X/MP, CRAY-Y/MP and CRAY2 Supercomputers; IBM Systems 43xx, 30xx ; VM/MVS; IBM/ESE
_____________________ EDUCATION and TRAINING ___________________________
Ph.D., Auburn University, 1984, (Combinatorial Analysis) M.A., State University of New York/Stony Brook, 1976 (Mathematics) M.A.T., Harvard University, 1971, (Mathematics) B.Sc., Langston University, 1968, (Mathematics, Summa Cum Laude)
___________________ UNIVERSITY COURSES TAUGHT _________________________
Statistical Inference Mathematica/Maple 9 Seminars Calculus I, II, III Finite Mathematical Structures Linear Algebra/Matrices Probability and Statistics Higher/Abstract Algebra Analytic Geometry/Trigonometry Euclidean Geometry Introduction to Physical Science Number Theory Business Information Management Differential Equations
__________ RECENT APPLIED RESEARCH AND CONSULTING CONTRACTS ____________
VISITING SCIENTIST (RESEARCH)
NASA JOHN F. KENNEDY SPACE CENTER/CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION [Applied Meteorology Unit (AMU), Range Operations Control Center ROCC), Code YA-D] Statistical Forecasting of Lightning Cessation Project (2004 Summer Quarter)
Performed contractual research in meteorology, applying statistical curve-fitting to the slowing lightning flash rate in decaying thunderstorms to estimate the probability of occurrence of one or more flashes and simulate decisions to cancel advisories. A climatology and a time series for strikes were derived from the probability distribution of times between the next-to-last and last flashes, based upon continuous surveillance via satellite and radar.
VISITING SCIENTIST (RESEARCH)
NASA GODDARD INSTITUTE FOR SPACE STUDIES (GISS) Armstrong Building, Columbia University New York, NY Atmospheric Model Intercomparison Project (AMIP), Code 940 (2001 and 2002 Summer Quarters)
Performed contractual research in atmospheric-ocean modeling, simulating the earth's climate in three dimensions on a gridded domain, modifying and improving a conglomeration of computer programs and adding new versions to simulate observed climatic relationships for making projections into the future. As a part of a national investigation of the impacts of climate variability, files from very large databases were downloaded from the Internet at 1x1 horizontal resolution and interpolated to the GISS Model's 5x4 resolution and analyzed by our sophisticated temporal scheme to improve the model and make predictions, based upon time-varying prognostic variables such as fluid mass, horizontal velocity, heat, salt, water vapor, surface mass, sea ice thickness and concentration, sea surface temperature and energy fields. Related papers were also presented at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD.
RESEARCH TEAM CONTRACTOR
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD) OFFICE OF ADVANCED ANALYTIC TOOLS (AAT) WASHINGTON, DC (1999)
Worked as an HMIRA Team contractor on an Advanced Internet Tools Kit, examining internet traffic congestion and network-related problems.
VISITING SCIENTIST (RESEARCH)
SATELLITE METEOROLOGICAL APPLICATIONS, MARINE METEOROLOGY DIVISION U.S. NAVAL RESEARCH LABORATORY, MONTEREY, CA (1998 Summer Qtr.)
Performed contractual research in A.I. applications to cloud structure and the prediction of tropical cyclones and hurricanes. Developed and analyzed Feature Selection algorithms, using pattern-matching and neural network models. Also, participated on a planning panel and provided consultation to NRL on Y2K Compliance issues (3 Month Contract)
VISITING SCIENTIST (RESEARCH)
U.S. NAVAL COMMAND, CONTROL, and OCEAN SURVEILLANCE CENTER Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation Division SPAWAR and NRaD (Naval Research and Development) San Diego, CA (1996 Summer Qtr.) Performed contractual research in sonar applications and transfer functions. This work was related to the physics of sound localization in varying virtual acoustic environments. (3 Month Contract)
VISITING SCIENTIST (RESEARCH)
U.S. AIR FORCE HEADQUARTERS AIR LOGISTICS CENTER (SAC-ALC) Manufacturing and Services Div., Sacramento, CA (1995 Summer Qtr.)
Performed contractual research in statistical quality control of particles from volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds to model and validate testing of emission reduction systems, developing a sampling plan to ensure that samples of the lowest possible volume of the total air emission field provide data which are statistically valid. (3 Month Contract)
______________ ACADEMIC AND MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE ______________
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND PRE-ENGINEERING, Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, FL (2005-Present)
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS, The Graduate Center, Oral Roberts University (ORU), Tulsa, OK (2002-2005)
Responsibilities involved teaching mathematics and computer science courses, including the calculus sequence, MAPLE 9 software modules, probability and statistics, number theory, higher/abstract algebra, and others. Statistical and scientific software were created, installed, tested, and demonstrated. Students were advised and mentored and a considerable amount of curriculum development experience was afforded.
ADJUNCT PROFESSOR, THE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT AND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONS
The University of Phoenix (UOP), Jacksonville, FL (1999-2000)
Responsible for teaching Statistics in Health Care to practicing nurses at St. Vincent's Medical Center for UOP, emphasizing the applications and role of statistics in health care research. Also provided instruction in computer science, mathematics, and statistics at the UOP main campus in Jacksonville, FL and taught Information Management in Business to a group of corporate managers at the Jacksonville main campus for the graduate MBA Program.
ASSOCIATE PROF., Past CHAIRMAN, DEPARTMENT of MATHEMATICS and PHYSICS and Past DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (1994-2002)
Langston State University, Langston, OK
Responsibilities as Director of Information Technology encompassed planning, providing leadership on technology issues, consensus building, budget management, acting as a liaison with other managers in the University, establishing technology priorities, managing current technology resources, as well as human resources, crisis management, maintaining vendor relations, providing a vision of computing and communications for the future, and being a successful risk taker. The position answers directly to the Vice-President of Academic Affairs. Tangible progress includes the acquisition and installation of more than 360 new personal desktop computers (valued at over $ 750,000), acquisition of a new computer server running under Windows NT (valued at $ 35,000), which also involved an upgrade of more than 100 personal computers (valued at $ 24,000), acquisition and installation of more than 81 new laser printers (valued at $ 107,500), networking and LAN/Server installation, including hub wiring and connectivity for 10 buildings. Also served in the dual capacity of Chairman of the Mathematics and Physics Department and Associate Professor of Mathematics; developed and taught undergraduate mathematics courses; created and administered seminars to provide students with first-hand experience with current scientific research activities in the field; supervised faculty in both mathematics and high-energy physics; collaborated with other divisions in the planning and development of a multi-million dollar telecommunica- tions and multi-media system, implemented at the University during 1996. Also, directed research theses for graduating seniors.
MEMBER OF THE TECHNICAL STAFF (MTS), ENGINEERING/TECHNOLOGY GROUP
The Aerospace Corporation (1991-94) Vehicle and Control Systems Division Los Angeles, CA
Developed and supported software in Titan IV Day of Launch Loads Analysis and Integrated Dynamic Loads Analysis. Created sequences of conversion routines for translating CRAY super computer binary data into an equivalent readable form on arbitrary mainframe and workstation platforms by means of masking and bit manipulations to conform to IEEE standard formats. Developed routines for user-transparent transfer of ASCII data from the CRAY to other platforms. Wrote routines to read magnetic tapes of contractors and convert them into matrix format conformable to specific Company standards. Please see attachments.
ENGINEERING/COMPUTING SPECIALIST (ECS)
McDonnell Douglas Corporation (Boeing Corporation) McDonnell Douglas Aerospace Information Services (MDAIS) and Douglas Aircraft Company (DAC) Long Beach, CA and St. Louis, MO , resp. (1985-1990)
Work centered around analysis and evaluation of computer-aided software engineering packages (DAC Software Technology Group), knowledge engineering and development of diagnostic expert systems in landing gear design, engineering stress fracture mechanics, communication protocols between personal computers and mainframe computing systems, and serving as an instructor of courses related to expert system development shells (DAC Artificial Intelligence Group), analysis of neural networks (DAC Advanced Systems Engineering Group and West Coast AI Center), interactive color graphics display of geometric models of aircraft parts and development of product definition data interface class code generation programs (MDAIS Scientific Applications Group).
INDEPENDENT SOFTWARE DEVELOPER (1990-Present)
. Independently developed COMP-U-STAT, a suite of over 2000 programs having special applications to pattern-matching, linear programming, time series analysis, matrix analysis, stress fracture mechanics, stochastic processes and statistical quality control.
. Created the MONITOR MATRIX SYSTEM, an esoteric, novel business and financial optimization software package with numerous features, designed to save interest, while consistently reducing expenditures by up to 60 % and offering a solid investment blueprint.
. Completed more than 30 modules of Internet Training in SAS Development and Programming via SAS Institute
. Developed Month Modification Algorithms for Y2K
. Trained hundreds of staff and students (academic and corporate)
______ Other CORPORATE AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE ______
EXECUTIVE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT TRAINER
Optimal Telecom, Inc. Tampa, FL (1999)
Delivered training and marketing support, as an independent contractor, to business representatives in the dissemination of a novel, revolutionary, internet-based, one-number Z-Line telecommunications technology in the Jacksonville, FL market.
QUALITY CONTROL CONSULTANT
Trans World Airlines Quality Improvement Group St. Louis, MO (1994-95)
Provided statistical data over a one-year contract period as an independent contractor to determine how well TWA serves customers relative to specified standards, recommending numerous improvements. Complete quality improvement observations were made in specified areas such as in-flight service, reservations, airport baggage handling, and other affiliated services having a direct impact upon TWA's product. It was necessary to travel to various cities at least bi-weekly and appropriate detailed documentation was presented for each observed segment.
GENERAL CONTRACTOR Executive Services, LTD. (1990-Present)
Unique blend of scientific, analytical, training and management skills. Provided research and consulting services to the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy, and aerospace companies in the areas of statistical quality control of toxic emissions data, sound localization and sonar applications, and in-flight operations and service. Created, developed and maintained more than 2000 software titles in statistics, financial analysis, and scientific applications. Excellent strategic planning, proposal writing, and communication skills.
Brookhaven National Laboratory Fast Nuclear Reactor Safety Division (Department of Applied Science) Upton, Long Island, New York (1976-77)
Responsible for writing, modifying, and running codes for the analysis of design-basis nuclear accidents, disruptive nuclear reactor core studies, core meltdown analysis, fuel pin failure dynamics, sodium fires in post-accident containment analysis, and nuclear reactor physics. _________________ HONORS AND AWARDS _______________
National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Educ. Outstanding Alumnus Award (1988) Brookhaven National Lab Nuclear Reactor Safety Program Citation (1977) Rotary International Graduate Fellowship (1971) Outstanding Young Men of Amer.Foundation Cit.(1969) Nat. Science Foundation Award/Science & Math (1968) Hamilton Young Leadership Award (1967)
Research Fellow: NASA Langley Research Ctr., (1978) Research Assoc.: AMOCO Research Co.,Tulsa,OK (1975) Research Assoc.: Tulsa Metro. Planning Comm. (1972) Florida A&M University, (1990-91) Alexander City St. College, Tuskegee (1980-1981) Edward Waters College, (1999-00) Auburn University, (1978-1984) Tuskegee University, AL (1977-1978) SUNY, Stony Brook, Long Island, NY (1975-1976) Oklahoma State University, (1973-1975) Langston University, (1972-1973) Harvard University UPWARD BOUND (1971)
_______________ RESEARCH AND PAPERS PRESENTED _______________
. "Statistical Forecasting of Lightning Cessation"
. "Atmospheric Model Intercomparison Project (AMIP I and II) Simulations"
. "The Millenium Dilemma : 'Month Modification Method' -- A File Interface Solution Which Retains Files"
. "The Millenium Dilemma : 'Dual Modification Method' -- Alteration of Day and Month by Alternatives"
. "Determining Statistical Validity of Sample Size and Frequency in Analyzing Toxic Air Contaminants in a Production Environment"
. "Some Statistical Methodologies and Algorithms for Determining the Mathematical Structure of Head- Related Transfer Functions"
. "Mapping Procedures: Finite Element Structural Analysis"
. "Search Techniques, Constructions and Resolutions of Almost Resolvable Mendelsohn Triple Systems Having Prescribed Intersections"
. "On A Mobius Transformation from a Special Open Connected Set to the Unit Disk"
. "Integrands with Branch Points: An Examination of Cis(q ln t)" ______________________ DOCTORAL DISSERTATION __________________________
"On the Construction of Almost Resolvable Mendelsohn Triple Systems Having Prescribed Intersections" (Advisor: Dr. C.C. Lindner)