Instrument Development Design Engineer
Borehole Research 103A
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Palisades, NY 10964-1000
MSS - Magnetic Susceptibility Sonde
- Measures borehole magnetic susceptibility via complementary readings
from one high vertical resolution sensor and one deep penetrating
tested at LDEO, Blanco, TX test wells, and at sea during JOIDES Resolution sea
trials (Feb 2009). Successfully deployed at IODP sites 1331 and 1332 of
- MFTM - Multifunction Telemetry Module -
next-generation wireline telemetry system for LDEO tools. Modular
design will ultimately allow any combination of LDEO tools to run
alongside any combination of third-party logging tools and collect
real-time data in a single logging pass. Phase I of III is
currently in integration testing aboard the ship.
- Shipboard Data
Acquisition System - collects and aggregates real-time data from
shipboard systems (heave sensor, navigation, drilling system, downhole
- Shakenet - www.shakenet.org -
Shake sensors for developing nations -
Low-cost, wireless-connected networks of strong motion sensors for
developing nations. When a major earthquake hits, these networks
will provide aid agencies with rapid assessments of shaking and
Technology Management MS Program -
Columbia U. School of Continuing Education - expected graduation in
Summer '09 .
Gotham Volleyball -
middle blocker & outside hitter - div 3 - have to sit this season
(see "MS Program" and "Zarya" above)
- Satellite Tracking - NASA J-Pass -
though they no longer provide tracking info for manned satellites.
Seems like a silly restriction - if somebody had the means to harm the
ISS (aka Zarya, "Sunrise"), wouldn't they also have the means to track
Or, you can just visit heavens-above.com's ISS
- IMing & Social Networking - skype:
tarik.hussein; facebook; LinkedIn; even still
low-cost seawater desalination systems
Case Western Reserve University -
B.Sc. Electrical Engineering 1993
Natasha Wimmer -
Wife, writer, translator
Detectives Salvajes" & "2666"
- Stanford and (the late) Iris Ovshinsky -
Founders of the Energy Conversion Devices (Nasdaq: ENER) group of companies.
Patented & commercialized gobs of technologies in batteries,
hydrogen, data storage, power generation...
And may yet be the ones to introduce really cheap scalable thin-film
Even named the company after themselves.
- Jim Williams - Staff scientist at Linear
Tech - has been putting out great circuits/articles since I was 14. A
Born, Natural EE, and one of the world's few "Celebrity Engineers".
- Paul Horowitz and Winfield Hill
- authors of The
Art of Electronics. I still read this all the time even though
electronics has changed plenty since 1987. When I was returning to EE
after my consulting career, I wrote them to ask when the AofE third
edition was coming. Dr. Hill got back to me with, "We're working on
it." . That was 3 years ago.. I'm still waiting.
- Doug Lea - Oswegan author of the java5
package formerly known as EDU.oswego.cs.dl.util.concurrent
. He gave the best tech lecture I've ever seen - it kept 200 of NYC's
geekiest mesmerized for 2 hours in a stuffy conference room at Sun HQ
William James - We moved to Harlem two years ago and just
happened to rent from Reverend
James, who turned out to be one of the best known people in
Harlem. What a guy, and what stories he can tell you.
Spearheaded integration of the Methodist church. Sent thousands
of kids to college. First director of Harlem HUD. Board of
directors of Apollo Theater. Friend of Dr. MLK Jr. Probably
much more I don't know about... someone should really write a wikipedia
... under 4km ocean + 35m concrete!
Week Exp. 320, Week 3 Report