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     Date Submitted:04-07-2015
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     Current job:Senior Software Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
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    Education
    Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA
    M.S. in Computer Science 2016 – present
    GPA: 4.0


    University of Kansas Lawrence, KS
    M.S. in Electrical Engineering with Honors 2006 – 2008
    GPA: 3.7
    Thesis: “Determination of Glacial-Ice Temperature Profiles using Radar and an Antenna-Gain Estimation Technique”


    UCSD Extension San Diego, CA
    Fundamentals of Digital Communication for Wireless Systems 2012
    RF System Design for Wireless Communications 2011
    Embedded Linux, Data Mining I 2010


    Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA
    B.S. in Chemical Engineering 1998 – 2003


    Experience
    Obalon Therapeutics: Senior Software Engineer Carlsbad, CA
     Medical device firmware development (C, pic, ARM CM4) 2/2017 – Present
     Unit-testing with Ceedling (Unity, Cmock)
     C# application development
     Use of GIT and Jira.


    Quantum Design: Software/Firmware Engineer San Diego, CA
     ARM processor Firmware development (C/C++, RTOS) 9/2015 – 2/2017
     Matlab/Python data analysis
     analog/digital hardware analysis
     CanOpen, Modbus RTU
     Regression and Unit Testing (Google test, Boost, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, JSON)
     C# application development (GUI, CAN)


    NKI Engineering: Electrical/Software Engineer San Diego, CA
     Android application development (Java, XML, USB) 6/2015 – 9/2015
     Beaglebone Black platform
     Government hardware/software security application development


    Qualcomm: Senior RF Software Engineer San Diego, CA
     Implementation of new GSM RF Calibration Algorithm in C++ 8/2012 – 6/2015
     Testing and bring-up of new mobile RF modem cards.
     Development of RF calibration software in C++
     Developed automation tools in Perl and Python


    SPAWAR Systems Center: Electronics Engineer [SECRET Clearance] San Diego, CA
    Advanced Research Group 1/2009 – 8/2012
     Design, fabrication, and testing of software defined underwater acoustic modem
     Embedded systems design - C-programming, digital/analog hardware development, FPGA
     Embedded web server development (HTML, CSS)
     Developed high-voltage SMPS, ultra-sonic power amplifier, duplexer, and more for underwater acoustic modem.

    Autonomous Distributed Networked Systems
     C embedded digital signal processing (DSP) with dsPIC DSC
     DSP and detection algorithms for ocean-based magnetometer data
     Encryption system design for unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) application
     Embedded Linux development.
     Created 3D viewing software for micro-bathymetry sonar data.
    Automated Imagery Analysis
     C++ software development
     Developed and implemented automated ship-detection algorithms for SAR imagery
     Patents granted on developed algorithm
     Image processing and machine vision


    Adjunct Professor: San Diego City College San Diego, CA
     Lecturer for electronic-circuits course 8/24/2009 - 1/1/2010
     Topics included DC/AC analysis, transient analysis, frequency response,
    magnetic circuits and transformers, 3-phase power distribution systems


    Graduate Research Assistant: Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets Lawrence, KS
     Collaborated with UAV radar team (RF/Digital Hardware, DSP, CAD) 5/2007 – 12/2008
     Developed software to determine glacial-ice temperature from radar returns
     Published and presented work related to thesis
     Remote sensing field experience in Greenland involving radar, antenna arrays, and signal processing


    Supplemental Instructor: Engineering Electromagnetics Lawrence, KS
     Lectured University of Kansas students on electromagnetics 9/2008 – 12/2008


    Graduate Teaching Assistant: Introduction to Computers in Engineering Lawrence, KS
     Lectured on solving engineering problems using Visual Basic, Excel, and Mathcad 1/2007 – 5/2007


    Cooper Tire & Rubber Company: Process Engineer/Chemist Albany, GA
     Lean Employee of the Month 1/2004 – 1/2006
     Six sigma/statistical process control 8/1999 – 8/2000
     VB programming, Banbury mixer cycle controls, Data acquisition
     First engineer to reduce non-uniform batch percentage below target (< 0.5% of produced batches)
    Created data acquisition improvements, allowing management and operators to easily access relevant data
    Successfully implemented formula change creating savings of $350,000/year
    Schlumberger Oil Field Services: Field Engineer, Well Production Services Vung Tau, Vietnam
    Hydraulic Fracturing Team 5/2003 – 11/2003
    Equipment Maintenance (pumps, mixers), laboratory work (polymer/ water quality evaluation)


    Air Quality Research: GA Tech Environmental Engineering Department Atlanta, GA
     Created VB programs that acquired and correlated massive amounts 6/2002 – 3/2003
    of criteria pollutant and meteorological data for an epidemiological study


    Technical Trainings
    Python Fundamentals Perl for Programmers Intensive C++ C++ STL GSM Air Interface Secure Coding


    Relevant Coursera Courses
     HTML, CSS, Javascript Introduction to Game Development Front-End Web UI Frameworks and
    tools Object-Oriented Programming in Java


    Languages /Etc
    C/C++ Python Matlab Javascript Perl Java C# XML HTML CSS JSON

    Software/OS/SDK
    Linux Windows Android Eclipse Android Studio Visual Studio MPLAB KEIL Altium Designer Spice
    Cadsoft Eagle OpenCV SVN/GIT Ansoft HFSS Agilent ADS


    Hardware Experience
    PIC MCU PCB Design Total-field magnetometers Antenna Design Test Equipment
    Power amplifier design Low-noise receiver design Synthetic aperture radar 3D micro-bathymetry sonar
    Switching power supplies SAW filters Piezoelectric transducers Li-Ion batteries Infineon ARM
    LED Drivers Arduino Beaglebone Raspberry Pi


    Other Technical Skills
    RF DSP Image Processing Electromagnetics Embedded Systems


    Certifications
    FE/EIT (April 2007)


    Publications
    Michael Hughes, Sudarsan Krishnan, “A Novel Technique for Rapidly Calibrating GSM Devices,” QTech 2014
    John Stastny, Michael Hughes, Dan Garcia, Bryan Bagnall, and Keith Pifko, “A Novel Adaptive Synthetic Aperture Radar
    Ship Detection System,” IEEE/MTS Oceans Conference 2011
    Michael Hughes and Mihajlo Tomic, "Implementation Considerations for a Wireless Undersea Magnetometer Network,"
    Marelec 2011
    Michael Hughes and Mihajlo Tomic, “Geomagnetic Noise Analysis and Suppression from Next Generation
    Autonomous Sensors 2009 Sea Trials,” IEEE MTS/Oceans 2010
    Paul Gendron, Mihajlo Tomic, David Edelblute, and Michael Hughes, “Magnetic Tracking Performance Analysis of Surface
    Vessels from Sparse Configurations of Total Field Sensors,” Journal of Underwater Acoustics, 2010
    Paul Gendron, Mihajlo Tomic, David Edelblute, and Michael Hughes, “Performance Bounds of Joint Magnetic-Dipole
    Moment and Track Estimation from Total-Field Sensors,” TTCP TP9 Conference Preceding, 2009
    Michael Hughes and K.R. Demarest, “Calculating Far-Field Patterns of Antennas Positioned on Glacial Ice,” International
    Geoscience and Remote-Sensing Symposium, 2008
    Proposals
    Development of an Acoustic Modem for the Rapid Prototyping of Advanced ACOMMS Algorithms, FY12 In-House
    Advanced Technology Transition Proposal, SSC Pacific (Funded)
    Real-Time Embedded Mine Detection and Classification from Sonar Images, FY11 In-House Independent
    Advanced Research Proposal, SSC Pacific


    Patents
    GSM/EDGE Tx Power Calibration and Characterized DPD Calibration using Multi-Band Multi-Channel Multi-Chain Sweep,
    2013 (Pending)
    Adaptive Automated Synthetic Aperture Radar Ship Detection System with False Alarm Mitigation, 2010 (Granted)
    Network Clock Synchronization using Total-Field Magnetometers and the Spatial Coherence of the Earth’s Geomagnetic
    Field in the ULF Band, 2010 (Granted)
    Adaptive Automated High-Resolution Synthetic Aperture Radar Ship Detection Algorithm with False Alarm Mitigation, 2010
    (Granted)


    Presentations
    “GSM RF Calibration,” Qualcomm Presentation, Qualcomm, San Diego, CA, 4/21/2013
    “Implementation Considerations for a Wireless Underwater Magnetometer Network,” Marelec 2011, San Diego, CA,
    6/21/2011
    “ Geomagnetic Noise Analysis and Suppression from Next Generation Autonomous Systems 2009 Sea Trials,” MTS/IEEE
    Oceans 2010, Seattle, WA, 9/22/2010
    “Survivable Undersea Sensors,” Maritime Sensing Discovery and Invention Review, Newport, RI, 8/10/2010
    “Real-Time Embedded Mine Detection and Classification from Sonar Images,” SSC Pacific, San Diego, CA 6/25/2010
    “Magnetic-Tracking Performance Analysis,” Point Loma Public Library, San Diego, CA, 8/31/2009
    “Writing Faster Matlab Code,” SSC Pacific, San Diego, CA, 6/11/2009.
    “Magnetic-Tracking Performance Analysis,” SPAWAR Systems Center Tech Board, UCSD Calit2, San Diego, CA, 6/2/2009.
    “Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Automated Ship Detection,” SSC Pacific, San Diego, CA, 4/16/2009.
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    “Determination of Glacial Ice Temperature Profiles using Radar and an Antenna Gain Estimation Technique,” M.S. Thesis
    Defense, University of Kansas, 12/5/2008.
    “Calculating Far-Field Patterns of Antennas Positioned on Glacial Ice,” International Geoscience and Remote-Sensing
    Symposium, 7/5/2008.
    “Surface Acoustic Wave Filters: Background and Implementation,” KU Student-Faculty Presentation, University of Kansas,
    Lawrence, KS, 6/1/2008.
    “Estimate of Far-Field Antenna Patterns in Ice,” KU Student-Faculty Presentation, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS,
    11/01/2007


    List of Awards & Honors
    Qualcomm Qualstar Award
    - 2014 (2 times)
    SPAWAR Systems Center Publication Award
    - 2011
    SPAWAR Systems Center Patent Award
    - 2011 (3 times)
    Graduated from M.S. Program with Honors
    - December 2008
    Eta Kappa Nu Member (Electrical Engineering Honor Society)
    - Held officer position in graduate school
    Lean Employee of the Month at Cooper Tire
    - Received award for my success at reducing the non-conforming rubber batch count
    Dean’s List at the Georgia Institute of Technology
    - Fall 1998, Winter 1999, Spring 1999, Spring 2001, Fall 2001, Spring 2002, Fall 2002
    Faculty Honors at the Georgia Institute of Technology
    - Winter 1999
    HOPE Scholarship Recipient
    - Received the scholarship during every semester at GA Tech


    Affiliations & Activities
    Affiliations: National Space Society, Guitar Foundation of America, Eta Kappa Nu
    Activities: programming, electronics, science, volunteer work, classical/flamenco guitar, surfing,
    fitness, outdoors, sailing, cycling, electric bicycles
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