HELEN S. LOEB
276 Barwynne Rd
Wynnewood, PA 19096
I am looking for new challenges in an R&D project.
My experience in software development covers all phases of the cycle:
functional design, coding, testing, documentation and maintenance.
I enjoy object-oriented design and well-written code.
I enjoy mentoring junior engineers.
My solid research background has enabled me to build commercial software from scratch,
whether in the aeronautics, imaging or robotics industry.
I have extensive experience with C++, C#, VB.net.
I anticipate bottlenecks and excel at setting goals and meeting deadlines. Two US patents.
Senior Software Engineer
Developed software of Automatic servo presses
designed to press components into circuit boards.
Developed localization kit for translation into any language.
Project manager for Hallmedia: Design of a GUI for Liposcience Numera Analyzer (robotic system for Nuclear Magnetic Resonance tests).
Used Adobe Flash to interface C# simulator.
Consultant for Peripheral Dynamics Inc. : Embedded software in new scanner prototype.
Senior Software Engineer
Developed first scanner prototype in 3 months time frame (US patent 20020181805)
Wrote specifications and software documentation.
Designed original image processing algorithms.
Developed image processing libraries, API, test applications.
Integrated third party OCR and barcode libraries.
Supervised work of contractors, outsourced tasks.
Teamed with hardware, electrical, firmware engineers.
Assisted customers with C++, VB, JAVA, Delphi integration.
Taught 3D computer graphics to continuing students
Taught C++ programming to juniors
Designed and built ship prototype in 3 years time frame.
Solicited and obtained $625,000 in government grant for
Port of Bordeaux Hydrographic Department.
Managed total project budget: $1,250,000.
Selected materials and services needed, negotiated
Designed hardware and embedded software configuration.
Designed original navigational software using GPS
Managed a team of electrical, mechanical engineers, and sailors.
Reported to local and national print media and
television, published academic papers.
Universite de Bordeaux I, Bordeaux,
Ph.D. in Control Systems
- Designed a high-precision track keeping autopilot
using Differential GPS for navigation.
Used LQG and H-infinity design techniques, Kalman filtering.
- Iimplementated autopilot. Conducted in situ trials of vehicule while working for
- Published papers in proceedings of HYDRO'94,
OCEANS'94, CAMS'95 and ICASAV'95.
Ecole Nationale Superieure
de l'Aeronautique et de l'Espace, Toulouse, France
MS in Avionics
Trained in aeronautics and space technologies
Specialized in robotics and navigation systems.
- Thesis research in neural networks at MIT and Boston University, Rotary Club Scholarship.
Engin Nautique de Surface Robotis�: Synth�se de
lois de commande et GPS differentiel, Ph.D. thesis #1510, Universit�
Bordeaux I (1996).
High Precision Autopilot Design for Small Ships.
Pierre Bidan and Serge Boverie, editors, IFAC Workshop on Intelligent
Components for Autonomous and Semi Autonomous Vehicles, pages 123--127.
LAAS/CNRS, Toulouse, France, October 25--26, 1995.
New Hydrographic Automated Vehicle : Proceedings
of the 9th biennial international symposium HYDRO'94, pages 10.1--10.9,
Aberdeen, Scotland, September 13--15, 1994.
New Hydrographic automated vehicle: design of a high
precision track controller. Thor I. Fossen, editor, Proceedings of the 3rd
IFAC Workshop on Control Applications in Marine Systems CAMS�95, pages
49--53, Trondheim, Norway, May 10--12, 1995.
Conception d'un Engin Nautique de Surface Robotis�
(E.N.S.R.). Proceedings OCEANS '94, volume I, pages 120--129, Brest,
France, September 13--16, 1994
US Patent 5869475 with Port of Bordeaux http://www.freepatentsonline/5689475.html
US Patent 20020181805 with Peripheral Dynamics Inc. http://www.freepatentsonline/20020181805.html
Win32, Visual C++, MFC, C#, VB6, VB.net.
XML, HTML, ASP.net, Adobe Flash Actionscript CS3
Installshield, SVN, Sourcesafe
Matlab, Simulink, Microsoft Project, Visio
Visual Studio 6.0, Visual Studio 2005, Visual Web
Access database, Sharepoint, Basecamp
Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Unix, Linux, QNX
Avid Photographer, Photomosaics, Slideshows, DVD
Home theater design.
Webmaster of online publication www.pjvoice.com
Treasurer of local chapter of Hadassah non profit organization.
authoring, design Photography,