What is your title?
Electronic Systems Engineer
What is your expertise?
Radiofrequency Electronic Systems, Communications, and Signal Processing
How long have you been at GE?
20 Years, I started on the Edison Engineering Program at GE Aerospace in Utica, NY and came to the GE Global Research in the early 90′s.
Where did you receive your education?
Undergraduate: Clarkson University; Graduate: Syracuse University and took some additional courses at RPI.
What are you working on now?
Wearable electronics for physiological monitoring. Developing low-cost electronic systems to expand the footprint of medical monitoring throughout the clinic and into the home. Also developing advanced technologies for non-contact vital sign monitoring.
Any awards, medals, patents, or special recognitions?
13 U.S. Patents.
What accomplishment are you most proud of?
In the first half of my career, my circuits and systems became an integral part of several advanced military platforms. I’m now taking that same knowledge and applying it to medical devices.
What is your computer wallpaper?
A picture taken by my neighbor of a child riding a bike on the boat dock at our summer cottage.
Where did you grow up?
Upstate New York.
Who is a technologist (past or present) that you most admire?
My father was a source of inspiration in being self-taught, helping everyone, interested in (and good at) everything, and always a role model.
What do you think is the most impressive (recent or historical) technology breakthrough?
Wireless communications – unbelievable that nearly everyone can be connected in an instant.
What is your favorite book or publication?
The Body Electric by Becker and Selden – a bit scientific, a bit societal, and a bit controversial but describes a fascinating journey in the discovery of electrical signals within the body.
What invention of the future will change the world/way we live?
Neural interfaces to restore or enhance brain function.
What is your hobby?
Music, Adirondacks, Motorsports