Lincoln Laboratory's reputation has been built on the strength and quality of its staff. Meet some of the people who are contributing to the Laboratory's commitment to providing "technology in support of national security."
PhD, Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan
MSE, Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan
BS, Computer Engineering, University of Delaware
"Working at Lincoln Laboratory provides a unique environment where I am able to focus on truly difficult tasks. The need for novel technologies that address specific sponsor requirements leads to a very innovative research environment."
Since joining the Information Systems Technology Group in 2009, Dr. Carter has focused on solving cyber security problems for national defense. By using network traffic data, he has worked on developing techniques to detect anomalous and malicious activities permeating Department of Defense networks. Dr. Carter uses his background in pattern recognition and machine learning to identify and isolate traffic patterns of concern, which often amounts to a "needle in a haystack" problem, given the sheer volume of observed traffic.
Staff Profiles —
Electrical EngineeringEmily Anesta: Electrical Engineer
Kevin Carter: Electrical Engineer/Computer Engineer
Shakti Davis: Electrical Engineer
George Nowak: Electrical Engineer
EngineeringJessica Brooks: Aerospace Engineer
Dennis Burianek: Aeronautical/ Astronautical Engineer
Justin Brooke: Physicist
Cathy Ho: Mathematics
"There are few organizations where you can work in an innovative culture with very bright people all working on technical problems that intrinsically matter to our country and world. Lincoln Laboratory is one of these. "
Dr. Reuther is a high-performance computing architect who has designed many sensor signal processing parallel computer systems. His designs take into account a wide variety of size, weight, and power challenges, software parallelism, and user requirements. In order to extract actionable intelligence from sensor data streams from radar, sonar, and other military sensing systems, high performance computing technology is essential. For several years, he has also been the research team leader for the Laboratory's central high-performance computing grid system, LLGrid, which enables on-demand interactive high-performance prototyping from the desktop computer.
"The laser communication program has been an exciting and eye-opening experience. I was immediately immersed in the design phase and took responsibility for the entire payload design in the early stages. I was allowed the opportunity to help guide an idea into a concept, and ultimately into a space-qualified payload. That kind of responsibility and exposure doesn't happen at many organizations."
Dr. Reid works on a satellite program that uses laser communication from the Geo-belt to Earth. The goal of this program is to demonstrate a low size, low-weight, and low-power communication system that increases communication bandwidth by 10X over traditional RF communication systems. To support this program, Dr. Reid is involved with a variety of systems engineering trades, mechanical and optical design, structural and thermal analysis, and space qualification testing.
"At Lincoln Laboratory, experts in the field help me learn a new technique, program, or method at each stage of the design. Their mentoring has greatly increased my ability to intricately tune my designs."
Since joining the Engineering Analysis Group in the Engineering Division, Ms. Brooks has used her aerospace engineering background to design hardware for a space laser communication payload and a target tracking satellite. These diverse projects have exposed Ms. Brooks to a variety of analysis techniques, programs, and methods. She finds that Lincoln Laboratory's method of working with different types of analyses simultaneously offers the opportunity to tune the performance of a component's design as it is developed rather than at the final design stage, offering greater control and optimization.
"At Lincoln Laboratory, you work with a diverse team of technical experts to take an idea, refine it with analysis, demonstrate proof of principle, and, if you are lucky, show that your idea works in the field."
As a member of the Laser Technology and Applications Group, Dr. Ripin has focused on the development of advanced solid state laser technology. He led a Laboratory effort to demonstrate power scaling of a novel cryogenically cooled laser capable of efficiently generating light with ideal beam quality. Since successful completion of the proof-of-principle demonstration, Dr. Ripin has been leading a multidisciplinary Laboratory-wide project to package and flight qualify a cryogenic laser for fielding into an airborne platform. He has also worked on mode-locked lasers and bioagent sensor development.
"Lincoln Laboratory offers many experiences that promote learning, collaboration, and investigation. Though hired to perform data analysis and algorithm development, my group included me in the data collection process. As a result, I developed a greater appreciation and understanding for the project."
Ms. Ho studies an airborne radar that can penetrate through foliage. The focus of the project is on false alarm mitigation and discrimination of different ground moving targets based on the radar data.
She has played an active role in not only planning for but also participating in a field test. During the field test, she was responsible for the electronic devices used to collect ground truth, such as accelerometers, which were strapped onto multiple locations of a walker’s body, as in the photo. Since collecting the data, she has worked on data processing, handling the ground truth, reducing false alarms, and evaluating performance statistics.
"I joined the Laboratory because I wanted to work with bright and welcoming people. It is a real pleasure to discuss a new idea with a colleague, knowing that they are true experts in their field and share a desire to discover and solve problems."
Dr. Muldavin is an Assistant Group Leader of the Advanced Silicon Technology Group. He leads projects to design and develop 3D integrated circuits, RF and optical microelectromechanical systems, advanced packaging, and digital focal plane array readout integrated circuits. These next-generation technologies are built in Lincoln Laboratory's Microelectronics Laboratory (a class-10 semiconductor fabrication facility) and other on-site laboratories as well as in cutting edge commercial foundries. Devices, circuits, and image sensors developed at the Laboratory are used as enabling prototypes for future satellite, surveillance, telescope, computer, and communications systems.
Dr. Muldavin's broad physics background and love for understanding and discovery led him to semiconductor and microelectromechanical systems technologies. In his view, Lincoln Laboratory is a fantastic place for discovery and innovation. There is enough freedom to try something new while applying the results to systems and applications that can make an impact outside the Laboratory.
"I enjoy developing technical solutions for the most challenging problems in the industry I love — aviation! My fellow colleagues and the culture at MIT Lincoln Laboratory keep challenging and inspiring me to continually strive for excellence.”
Ms. Holland's work encompasses two aviation safety systems that use surveillance data to help prevent aircraft collisions in the air and on the airport surface. She analyzes messages generated during collision avoidance maneuvers involving the Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System coupled with correlated radar data to characterize and assess technical performance, identify problems, and recommend improvements to ensure compatibility with future air traffic procedures. Ms. Holland also evaluates system performance, develops pilot training, and assesses user acceptance of Runway Status Lights, which automatically provides a direct warning of potential collision hazards to pilots on the airport surface at three major U.S. airports.
The Simultaneous LDR and XDR (SiLX) Satellite Emulator project team from the Advanced SATCOM Systems and Operations Group has been tasked with redesigning and reimplementing the control software for the Lincoln Laboratory Payload Emulator, in order to extend the utility of this highly successful proof-of-concept and risk-reduction system.
The team's work on this development effort will support new sponsor requirements as well as extend the maintainable lifespan of this important government asset. The Payload Emulator provides a test environment that emulates advanced extremely high-frequency operations for low- (LDR), medium-, and extended-data-rate (XDR) waveform communications. The Payload Emulator is used by military satellite communications (MILSATCOM) system developers and terminal contractors as the "gold standard" to which they build. The Payload Emulator, in conjunction with the Lincoln Laboratory Terminal Emulator, provides crucial proof-of-technology and risk-reduction roles for the MILSATCOM community.
Because of the customized nature of the Payload Emulator’s hardware, and the scope of the software needed to accurately and reliably emulate MILSATCOM payload systems, the SiLX team is employing cutting-edge software development methodologies and tools to facilitate the shortest possible schedule.
BA, Mathematics, Mount Holyoke College
MS, Computer Science, Boston University
BS, Electrical Engineering, University of Lowell
BS, Electrical Engineering, University of Massachusetts–Lowell
BS, Computer Science, Siena College
BA, Mathematics and Astronomy, Indiana University
MS, Applied Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
BS, Physics with minor in Mathematics, Brandeis University
BS, Computer Engineering, Columbia Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science
MS, Software Engineering, Boston University (Lincoln Scholars Program)
"The thing I like most about working in a team at Lincoln Laboratory is that everyone has the opportunity to contribute to multiple aspects of any given project. As a former employee put it, 'You’re all generalists'; this is one of our greatest assets, as staff are not only specialists in their fields but are also typically skilled at working a problem from several vantage points, allowing us to agilely tackle complex systems engineering challenges."
— Jonah Tower
"I appreciate the challenge to embrace new tools and technology. When I was working at a for-profit company in the 1990s, the project leaders would often opt to use older hardware and software tools in order to avoid losing time to learning new tools and developing new code. I like the fact that the Laboratory is committed to investing in its employees by encouraging us to explore new solutions in our projects. Every day is a learning experience."
— Donna Albino
"The most enjoyable aspect of working at Lincoln Laboratory has been the opportunity to learn communications concepts hands-on and solve complex problems."
— Steve Marple
"While working here, I've investigated areas I had never thought of exploring. You can really stretch your mind at Lincoln Laboratory. The Laboratory is also a great place to work when raising a family, being flexible enough to allow me to blend work with parenthood."
— Susan Schmidt
BS, Chemistry, Michigan State University
PhD, Physical Chemistry, University of Colorado at Boulder
"Lincoln Laboratory offers the key attributes of working in academia, industry, and government: freedom to develop novel ideas, the opportunity to build prototypes, and a stable environment in which to pursue long-term research goals."
Since joining the Laser Technology and Applications Group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory in 2002, Dr. Hybl has been developing both laser-based detectors for biological agents and novel technologies that enable high-power lasers for Department of Defense applications. He has investigated laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy to augment existing fluorescence-based detectors with enhanced discrimination of bioagents from background aerosol particles. Currently, his work focuses on developing kW-class solid-state lasers based on cryogenically cooled Yb:YAG (Ytterbium: yttrium aluminum garnet).
BS, Electrical Engineering, University of Wyoming
BS, Mathematics, University of Wyoming
BA, French, University of Wyoming
MEng, Electrical Engineering, University of California at San Diego
PhD, Mathematics, University of California at San Diego
"I enjoy working in a challenging, creative environment, performing research to advance our nation's current and future vital communications infrastructure. This innovative atmosphere is complemented by opportunities for personal and professional growth through courses and seminars on topics ranging from health and wellness to sophisticated detection and discrimination techniques."
In the Advanced Satellite Communication Systems and Operations Group, Dr. Schuman has contributed to the advancement of protected satellite communications (SATCOM). For the next-generation of highly interference-resistant communications satellites, she has developed spatial acquisition and signal tracking algorithms and steered the system-level implementation and evaluation of the government's interim command-and-control terminal. In the left photo, the antenna radome and terminal shelter are shown on the roof behind her; right photo, she and colleague John Pineau adjust antenna cables.
Currently, Dr. Schuman is working on advanced concepts and technologies for the generation-after-next protected SATCOM systems, developing signaling techniques to ensure the secure transmission of data under stressing conditions such as jamming, as well as conducting system analyses and simulations. She is also exploring approaches for aerial-layer augmentations of protected communications among ground forces.
BS, Architectural Engineering, North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University
SM, Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"The Laboratory’s mission areas cover a wide range of advanced technologies, and one can find great personal satisfaction in meeting the challenges inherent in each new project."
Dr. Freeman's work focuses on mechanical design, and he has developed flight hardware for prototype development that supports the Laboratory's key mission areas. Dr. Freeman is also one of the Laboratory's systems engineering leads for major flight programs. As a systems engineer, he is responsible for the entire technical effort, integrating all components into systems and ensuring that requirements have been satisfied.
BA, Computer Science, Wellesley College
MA, Computer Science, Boston University via Lincoln Scholars Program
"At Lincoln Laboratory, I’ve never been asked to do the same thing over and over again. I’m constantly working on new projects that present new challenges. I’m always developing my skill set."
Since joining the Tactical Defense Systems Group, Ms. Basile has used her software engineering skills to contribute to a variety of homeland defense–related projects. After the events of September 11, 2001, Ms. Basile helped to develop software for a new network of infrared and radar sensors that was fielded and used to enhance FAA surveillance of domestic air traffic.
At Boston University, Ms. Basile conducted research in tracking algorithms used for tracking large numbers of bats in infrared videos. This research was used by ecologists to obtain more accurate census information on bat colonies in South Central Texas. After completing her master’s degree and returning to the Laboratory, Ms. Basile applied her knowledge of tracking methodologies to the problem of tracking aircraft using infrared and radar sensors. She is currently conducting research in the area of multisensor tracking. Her work is helping the Air Force assess the vulnerability of aircraft to weapons systems and electronic countermeasures.
BS, Electrical Engineering, New Mexico State University
MS, PhD, Electrical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison
"Lincoln Laboratory provides a great environment for continued learning throughout your career. From working alongside some of the top researchers to the variety of formal classes offered, there are always opportunities to expand your expertise."
Since joining the Laboratory in 2006, Dr. Davis has worked on adaptive array processing for airborne radar applications. Some of the challenges in this area include signal processing techniques for improving detection of weak signals and suppression of interference such as unwanted backscatter from nearby terrain. Dr. Davis’ current work includes developing and analyzing adaptive array algorithms for ground moving target indication radar as well as coordinating the development of an airborne radar test bed.
SB, SM, and PhD, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Lincoln Laboratory provides an atmosphere where you are encouraged to explore new areas and have the opportunity to work in cutting-edge technologies. You get to see a project through from initial inception to final delivery."
Since joining the Optical Systems Engineering Group in 2001, Dr. Burianek has focused on two different areas of directed energy. Through his exploration of the effects of different materials when subjected to laser energy, he has gained an understanding of various materials' behaviors and materials effects. This experimentation required an understanding of material- and system-level responses. Dr. Burianek's second area of study is the optomechanical engineering and packaging of a cryogenic laser for deployment on a flight platform. This Lincoln Laboratory–developed laser improves the efficiency and beam quality of solid state lasers.
BA, Mathematics, College of the Holy Cross
MS and PhD, Computer Science, Duke University
"One reason Lincoln Laboratory appeals to me is the opportunity to do applied research. I like the idea of being part of projects where we can turn next-generation concepts into physical systems."
Dr. Doyle works in the field of protected satellite communications. She is an assistant leader in the Advanced Satcom Systems and Operations Group, which provides architectures, concepts, and technologies for both ground and space test facilities. In the early stage of a program, the Group helps prove technology maturity and reduce the risk of payloads and terminals not communicating with each other.
Dr. Doyle leads the software design and development efforts of test terminals and satellite simulators. She works with teams to assess the size of a project and evaluate architectural approaches, and to design software that meets specifications. These systems are a key part of test events intended to reduce the risk for new satellites yet to be launched. Lincoln Laboratory provides a "gold standard" that contractors can use to improve their systems.
BSE, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Princeton University
PhD, Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan
"The Laboratory’s ongoing partnerships with the defense community, all branches of the military, as well as organizations like the FAA, NOAA, and NASA, mean that Lincoln Laboratory staff members are actively engaged in the most up-to-the-minute challenges of national defense and homeland security."
Since joining Lincoln Laboratory in 1993, Dr. Scruggs has supported tactical air defense, ballistic missile defense, and space-based surveillance programs, first as a radar data analyst and currently as an optical data analyst. Dr. Scruggs' recurring role as a "mission director" has also required her to spend considerable time in the field in places as diverse as Nevada, New Mexico, and Maui.
Outside the Laboratory, she is very interested in improving science and technology education, especially for minority students, and has served as a middle-school tutor and a college mentor through Tutoring Plus, a program in Cambridge, Massachusetts. MIT is a partner and supporter of the Tutoring Plus program, which recruits highly educated volunteers to provide academic support, free of charge, to children in grades 4 to 12 in Cambridge Public Schools.
BA, Physics, Cornell University
MA, Physics, University of Chicago
PhD, Experimental Physics, University of Chicago
"Lincoln Laboratory provides access
to urgent and
and the license to pursue cutting-edge solutions — from the drawing board to operational systems."
Since joining Lincoln Laboratory in 2003, Dr. Brooke has been involved in the analysis and development of tactical sensor systems, including global positioning systems, long-wave infrared imagers, and RF detection systems. As part of this work, he helps manage force protection and counterterrorism efforts in the Advanced Capabilities and Systems Group, which seeks to counter asymmetric threats with technical solutions. This process begins with the deconstruction of threats to the point where the viability of potential countermeasures can be assessed through modeling, analysis, and measurement. Promising countermeasure system concepts are then quickly architected, prototyped, integrated onto relevant platforms, and tested in real-world conditions. This "rapid prototyping" feeds a spiral development process that shortens development time and increases final system relevancy.
BS, Chemistry, University of California, Davis
PhD, Physical Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
"I love the career flexibility that we are granted at Lincoln Laboratory. As we develop as scientists and our interests evolve, the Laboratory allows, and even encourages, us to take our research in new directions. Long-term Laboratory employees are often experts in many different fields."
Dr. Costa's work focuses on remote chemical sensing using infrared spectroscopy. Remote chemical sensing has applications in chemical threat detection, environmental monitoring, and weather sensing. Dr. Costa has contributed to the development of a linear variable filter-based passive imaging spectrometer and a bistatic single-pixel infrared sensor with cooperative source for monitoring the environment of large facilities. She has also participated in the development of a Fourier transform infrared–based hyperspectral imager using digital focal-plane array technology. Currently, she supports NASA in the development of the Advanced Baseline Imager, a passive multispectral imager that is part of the instrument suite planned for the future weather sensing satellite, GOES-R (for Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite).
BS, Chemistry, Grand Valley State University in Michigan
PhD, Inorganic Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"My primary goal is to enable young students to make informed decisions regarding careers and their future. Lincoln Laboratory helps me reach more young students while pursuing my scientific interests."
Growing up, I was unaware of how many different types of careers existed, or what it would take to achieve them. I take pride in showing students that education is invaluable and can be a steppingstone to new places, reminding them that the information they learn has many fun and interesting applications in a variety of careers. As we get wrapped up in our daily lives, we forget that many others are much less fortunate. Lincoln Laboratory offers many ways to give back to the community and encourages involvement in outreach efforts. My participation in Lincoln’s community outreach helps me remember that we are all part of a bigger picture.
BS, Electrical and Computer Engineering with minors in Physics and International Studies, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
"At Lincoln Laboratory
I have the unique opportunity to work on the design of hardware systems at every stage from inception to simulation to working prototype to field test."
Ms. Anesta applies her electrical engineering education to developing advanced air-defense prototypes, such as surveillance radars and electronic warfare systems. She has worked on various components of each project, including antennas and electromagnetics, radio frequency circuits, software, and controls, as well as performing overall system engineering. She also coordinates an undergraduate research program for Worcester Polytechnic Institute students who are completing their major qualifying projects at Lincoln Laboratory. Ms. Anesta maintains a strong involvement in the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), and has hosted IEEE and SWE meetings at the Laboratory.
BA, Administration of Justice, Salve Regina University
"It is very rewarding to know that our efforts contribute to national security directly through the Laboratory's research and development."
Since joining Lincoln Laboratory's Security Services Department in 2005, Ms. Silva has been providing supervision and management for both personnel and special programs. She acts as the security liaison between government sponsors and Laboratory program managers and technical staff. Working with the technical community and information technology staff, she ensures programs' compliance with government regulations. She performs inventories, investigations, classified material control, reviews, and audits. Ms. Silva has also been instrumental in writing and maintaining plans for physical security, emergency action, and operations security, as well as developing standard operating procedures and security briefings. In addition, she provides support to large sponsored conferences and program-related meetings, and implements a security-education program.
SB, Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MS, Metallurgy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
PhD, Electronic Materials, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Being able to
present and publish one’s research reinforces the value of the work we do here.
There’s a lot of personal satisfaction
in knowing that one’s peers in the scientific community highly respect our work."
Dr. Wang has been developing new materials processes to produce advanced semiconductor crystals used for short-wave infrared diode lasers, mid-wave infrared quantum cascade lasers, detectors, and photovoltaics. Her goal is to understand the physics of these devices and to tailor the materials properties so she can produce state-of-the-art devices based on arsenides, phosphides, and antimonides. These devices have applications in power generation, mid-infrared countermeasures, molecular gas sensing, laser radar systems, optical communications, and biological and chemical sensing.
"The nature of the projects we work on," says Chris, "requires an interdisciplinary group of scientists and engineers. It’s a great opportunity to work with staff that are highly regarded because of their intelligence, motivation, and dedication. When you’re a part of this kind of team, some great accomplishments are inevitable."
BS, Mathematics and Electrical Engineering, U.S. Military Academy, West Point
MEA, Construction Management, George Washington University
MS, Electrical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
PhD, Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
"There are great opportunities to help solve interesting problems—not only conceptually, but also by building the hardware and fielding systems that contribute to our nation’s security."
Since joining the Advanced Lasercom Systems and Operations Group at Lincoln Laboratory, Dr. Nowak has helped manage the group's work on designing and testing laser terminals to support high-bandwidth networking among aircraft and satellites. Specific initiatives in the group involve the design and construction of multi-Gb/s optical transceivers; a subsystem for conducting pointing, acquisition, and tracking among terminals; and optical assemblies to emulate free-space laser propagation over geosynchronous orbit distances. The group also develops high-speed electronic interfaces to provide forward-error correction and bit interleaving to mitigate the impairments of laser communication through the lower atmosphere. The group's efforts have contributed to accelerating the progress of national laser communication programs.
BS, Mathematics, Bowie State University
BS, Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park
EE, SM, and PhD, Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"We, in essence, develop the 'smarts' behind several of the nation’s technologically advanced sensor systems."
Dr. Richmond's work consists of theoretical and algorithm development in the general area of detection and parameter estimation theory applied to diverse types of adaptive sensor array systems often deployed in complex (high multipath) environments dominated by limiting interference.
His work has been applied to airborne radar, sonar underwater acoustic systems, and multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) communication systems, and includes signal processing development in space-time adaptive processing (STAP), adaptive beamforming, spectral analysis, performance bounds (Bayesian, non-Bayesian, and non-asymptotic) on parameter estimation (e.g., maximum-likelihood estimation of signal range, Doppler, and/or angle) and receiver operation characteristics (probability of detection vs. false-alarm rate).
BS, Electrical Engineering, Yale University
PhD, Engineering Science and Mechanics, Penn State University
"I love working in this multidisciplinary, hands-on environment, where you can work with a team to transform a paper design into a testable real-world system."
Dr. Suntharalingam leads projects to design and develop scientific image sensors for ground- and space-based telescopes. These next-generation technologies are built in Lincoln Laboratory's Microelectronics Laboratory (a class-10 semiconductor fabrication facility) and other on-site labs. Devices, circuits, and image sensors developed at the Laboratory are used as innovative prototypes for future satellites, telescopes, and communications systems.
"In the Solid State Division," says Vyshi, "we have projects that address fundamental research topics as well as larger-scale programs to innovate designs to meet specific system requirements. A key reason I came to Lincoln was the ability to publish at peer-reviewed technical conferences while working on much broader programs than could be tackled in an academic environment."
BS, Computer Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
MA, Computer Science, Boston University via Lincoln Scholars Program
"The Lincoln Scholars Program gave me a chance to fulfill my educational goals and focus my attention on problems of interest to both myself and the Laboratory in research areas such as laser radar sensors."
Mr. Skelly has been developing novel data processing and computer vision algorithms with a concentration on state-of-the-art 3D imaging laser radar sensors developed at Lincoln Laboratory. With the support of the Lincoln Scholars Program, he has earned a master's degree from Boston University; his thesis focused on finding correspondence between 3D surface maps. This work can be applied to merging datasets from different sensors or sensors with unknown location and orientation; recognizing landscapes, cities, or objects; and tracking multiple targets of unknown shape.
BS, MS, and PhD, Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Lincoln Laboratory offers ample opportunities to pursue new and interesting research ideas. I also appreciate the chance to collaborate with great expert colleagues in many fields."
Since his arrival at Lincoln Laboratory in 1990, Dr. Song has been working on high-performance sensor and VLSI signal processor technologies for adaptive sensor array applications. He has developed numerous advanced signal processing algorithms, architectures, real-time embedded processors, and sensor array systems. Recently, he has been working on a nonlinear equalization processor, mixed-signal system on chip, high-throughput low-power VLSI signal processors, and highly digitized wideband sensor arrays. His research has been applied to programs developing a miniaturized digital receiver and a space-based radar onboard processor.
BS, Computer Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
MS, Electrical Engineering with a concentration in Software Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
"My career at the Laboratory has mainly been about opportunities—opportunities to work in the Pacific, to take classes at Harvard, to attend conferences, and to use a cutting-edge architecture like Eclipse Rich Client Platform. Such opportunities are a constant here—and available to everyone."
Ms. Swann's background in software engineering has led to her involvement in many projects at the Laboratory. These projects have focused on ballistic missile defense but have afforded her diverse software opportunities, from creating mission-planning tools using MATLAB to developing a visualization application using the Eclipse Rich Client Platform (RCP). This RCP application is used to visualize mission activities at the Reagan Test Site and is built using the Eclipse framework, which provides a common graphical user interface infrastructure in addition to system features. The latest challenge is to expand this tool to cover mission activities across multiple locations.
BS, Electrical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez
MS, Electrical Engineering, Ohio State University
PhD, Electrical Engineering, Michigan State University
"Satisfaction at Lincoln Laboratory comes from working on problems on the edge of technology with resources available to pursue innovative ideas."
Dr. Torres-Carrasquillo's work is in speech processing. His research is focused in two areas: speech analysis for downstream processing and information extraction from speech. In speech analysis for downstream processing, he has worked on speaker diarization, which is the marking of speech into areas of similar speaker content. In information extraction from speech, he has worked in both speaker and language identification: speaker identification involves determining the identity of a speaker based on previously known voice examples, and language identification involves identifying the language spoken on a given voice message.
BS, Physics, University of California at Santa Barbara
MS, Electrical Engineering, The Ohio State University via Lincoln Scholars Program
"I get to work with amazing people on projects that are always on the cutting edge. It’s great to know that everything you work on is somehow pushing the envelope and making an impact. Best of all, I get to see my contributions come to life in real-world applications."
Mr. Krieger has been working primarily on the electromagnetic design and analysis of rapid-prototype ultrawideband antenna arrays for sensor system applications. Part of this work has required electromagnetic analyses to characterize the phenomenology associated with the often complex environments in which these systems are utilized. These projects have involved antennas deployed on unmanned air vehicles and ground-based platforms. The challenge in many of these antenna development projects involves designing high-gain, high-efficiency antenna apertures meeting system performance over very wide frequency ranges.
BS, Business Administration, Bryant University
MS, Business Administration, Northeastern University
"Lincoln Laboratory offers a wide variety of opportunities in nontechnical disciplines. Individuals are encouraged to seek out positions in areas of interest and to grow within the Laboratory."
Since joining Lincoln Laboratory in 2004, Ms. Ryan has been a commodities buyer in the Procurement Department, with responsibilities for the purchase of computer components and peripherals. As a member of the SAP team responsible for the successful implementation of Supplier Relationship Management (SRM), she performed system testing, wrote procedures for specific purchasing transactions, and trained coworkers. Recently, she worked with the Financial Services Department as a financial analyst with primary focus on allocated budget planning, tracking, and reporting. This budgetary management included the operational costs of maintaining the Laboratory and costs for technical projects that benefit the overall Lincoln Laboratory community.
BS, Business Administration, Salem State College
"I really enjoy and appreciate being able to interact with personnel at all levels within the Laboratory and from MIT campus and the Haystack facility, as well as with people at various levels of the federal government."
Ms. Oliver is primarily responsible for the monthly closing of the Laboratory's financial books, including the generation of the monthly balance sheet; the generation of the monthly Air Force prime contract billing invoices; and the preparation of the Laboratory's auditable financial statements. She also assists in the completion of various government audit requests and serves as a backup to the Lincoln Fiscal Office cash manager.
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