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PEOPLE:

 

David Eric Schwartz
  • analog and digital CMOS circuit design, biosensing, and software engineering
  • interface between electrical engineering, biochemistry, electrochemistry
  • B.S., Mathematics, Brown University; Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Columbia University

 

Parham Shahidi
Parham Shahidi
Research Scientist

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  • research focus on artificial intelligence for cyber-physical systems and predictive analytics systems for safety-sensitive applications
  • active contributor to professional organizations including ASME, VDI, JVC and the PHM Society; received the 2015 Best Technical Paper Applied award of the Prognostics and Health Management Society
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech; B.S., Mechanical & Process Engineering, TU Darmstadt, Germany

 

Matthew Shreve
  • behavior recognition and surveillance, computer vision, image processing and artificial intelligence
  • Ph.D., Computer Science, University of South Florida, M.S., Mathematics, Youngstown State University

 

Clinton J. Smith
  • precision sensor system research and development
  • nanofabrication, photonics/optics, spectroscopy, device packaging, biosensing, data analysis, algorithm development, and simulations and modeling of physical systems
  • carbon nanotube-based sensor networks for measuring methane emissions as part of the ARPA-E MONITOR program.
  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Princeton University; B.S., Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Nanotechnology for Clean Energy IGERT fellowship at Princeton

 

Scott Solberg
  • gridline printing and ink development for solar cells; concentrated photovoltaic technologies
  • piezoelectric thick film deposition, firing, and release process
  • developed novel ceramic paste with greatly improved drying characteristics

 

Kumar Sricharan
  • focuses on statistical machine learning and data mining methods for anomaly detection and pattern recognition in multivariate, temporal, and relational data
  • research interests include statistics, machine learning, data mining, and signal processing with specific focus on ensemble methods and large sample estimation theory
  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Systems in 2012, M.A. in Statistics in 2011, and M.S. in Electrical Engineering: Systems in 2009, all from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He also received his B.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT Madras in 2006.

 

Mark Stefik
  • working on web-based social indexes that re-invent how people discover, understand, and share information on the Web
  • hardware and software for collaboration in electronic meetings, object-oriented programming systems, expert systems
  • digital property rights for publishing led to creation of ContentGuard (acquired by Microsoft, Time Warner, and Thompson in 2005)
  • sensemaking technology for intelligence analysts
  • AAAI and AAAS Fellow
  • Ph.D., Stanford University

 

Bob Stonick
Bob Stonick
Director of Contracting

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  • 25 years Contract Management experience in Aerospace, Aeronautics, Space Systems, and Commercial Aviation, including 15 years in Executive Leadership at the Director and Vice President levels. 
  • Focused on Government and Commercial Contracts for all research projects over the entire Contracting Lifecycle.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration at the University of San Francisco; Juris Doctorate degree from Western State College of Law.

 

Bob Street
  • large-area electronic materials and devices
  • printing technologies to replace photolithographic techniques
  • solution-based organic materials to create large-area transistor and sensor arrays
  • previous work on digital x-ray imaging commercialized through PARC spin-off dPix
  • holds 78 patents and published more than 350 papers
  • American Physical Society David Adler Award; American Institute of Physics prize for Industrial Applications of Physics
  • Ph.D., B.S., Physics, Cambridge University

 

David Taylor
  • user experience designer
  • designs intelligible, elegant interfaces that make complex technology easy to use and understand
  • expertise includes interaction design, information architecture, visual design, prototyping, usability

 

Krishnan Thyagarajan
Krishnan Thyagarajan
Member of Research Staff

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  • physics and materials science of nanophotonic systems
  • applied electromagnetics for metamaterials, radiative cooling and biomedical applications
  • postdoc in Applied Physics, Caltech; Ph.D., Photonics, EPFL, Switzerland; M.S., Physics, EPFL, Switzerland; B.Sc., Physics, St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi, India

 

Jerome Unidad
  • expert on polymer physics, rheology and non-newtonian fluids, neutron scattering
  • polymer spray deposition, filament extension atomization, multicomponent droplets
  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Naples Federico II, Italy; B.Sc., Physics, Materials Science and Engineering, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines

 

Ersin Uzun
Ersin Uzun
Vice President, Director of System Sciences Laboratory

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  • leads research and development in artificial intelligence, machine learning, control, planning, optimization, security and high-performance analytics for a variety of cyber-physical system applications serving Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), CAD/CAM, Transportation, IoT, Additive manufacturing, Energy, and Defense sectors
  • leads renowned social sciences group and innovation service offerings such as rapid prototyping, user needs research and innovation management consultancy
  • Ph.D., UC Irvine, Computer Science; M.S., UC Irvine, Networked Systems