28 years experience in technical support of oceanographic and hydrographic missions. Extraordinary improvisational skills in electronics, data manipulation by means of mathematics and coding, and mechanics. Notable familiarity with analog power- and signal electronics. Most recent area of concentration: microcontroller programming, including familiarity with Special Function Registers, the essential importance of interrupts for timing, and assembly language for MIPS and Arm Cortex processors.
1982 - 2020 Partnership Martin & Riener. Recent contract work 1998 - present has been primarily as research and development engineer and as science-support technician, providing electronics-tech and information-tech (computer / data) as well as operational services aboard oceanographic- and hydrographic research vessels. Most recent work has been in microcontroller programming: PIC32 (MIPS core) and STM32 (Arm Cortex core) at the hardware level, including MIPS assembly language programming.
1990 - 1998 -- provided services as radio officer (radiotelegraph operator) aboard research, commercial, and fishing vessels.
1982 - 1990 -- Early contracts were mainly resource-management service contracts for government agencies, including maintenance and construction work on trails, cabins, airstrips, and recreation facilities; fire lookout; and boundary surveying.
1977 - 1982 Field work with helicopter-portable geophysical exploration crews in the western U.S.
2006 - Received New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarship; pursued studies at University of Otago 2006 - 2009. Area of research: the physics of information, and the relation between spatial- and temporal "order". Terminated enrolment July 2009 for practical reasons.
2004 - Master of Science, Oregon State University. Major: Geographic techniques; minor: Oceanography. Thesis: "Spatial Interpolation in Other Dimensions".
1977 - Bachelor of Arts, University of New Mexico. Major: Spanish language; minor: Philosophy. Secondary teacher certification: General Science, Mathematics, and Spanish.
Higher math; electronics and radio communications (signal and power engineering and circuit-building, practical skills such as motor-rewinding, Morse telegraphy, etc.); computer: PIC32 microcontroller programming at the Special Function Register level; hardware and software familiarity including Mac, Windows, and UNIX/Linux systems; programming skills including C and C++ (using various Integrated Development Environments or just Notepad++ and command-line compiler tools), Windows API, Visual Basic, AWK, Perl, and other scripting, HTML, Fortran, etc.; Matlab and Octave, GMT, LaTeX, various GIS; common office and imagery programs; linguistic skills (read/write Italian, as well as Spanish); various hand crafts; mechanics (auto, machinery, construction, welding, lens-making); skills associated with cruising / navigating under sail; ecological agriculture and land/wildlife conservation (managing 700 acre property in northeast Oregon).
Miscellaneous credientials, current and past
FAA Private Airman, single-engine land / sea; FCC 1st-class Radiotelegraph w/Radar endorsement; FCC Extra-class Amateur Radio; USCG Radio Officer.
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Professional membership: IEEE, IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society, IEEE Information Theory Society.