LabcyteSenior Staff Software Engineer
Jan. 2005 - Dec. 2013Sunnyvale, CA.Advanced research and development of innovative intelligent software algorithms, robotic automations and calibration tools for acoustic droplet ejection (ADE) technology advancement. Research on acoustic signal and its physics, performed digital signal processing, feature extraction, pattern recognition, statistical learning, algorithm optimization, regression, system integration and automation. Created extensive signal profiles and training feature libraries. Extensive experience in hardware control, digital signal acquisition, motion controller and SCPI programming, ADC and DAC control, multi-axis stepper and servo motion controller, parallel processing, server and database encryption, etc. New product prototyping, experimental design and system validation. Managed software server products from conception, feasibility study, design, development, and the full product life cycle with extensive project presentation and documentation experience. Key contributions: - Creator of Dynamic Fluid Analysis™ (DFA) which comprised a series of mission critical and high performance intelligent algorithms for real-time acoustic energy measurement, analysis, classification, prediction, on-the-flight fluid calibration and validation for the Echo® Liquid Handling Systems. The new intelligence capabilities have opened up new markets and revenues for the company.
- Developed sophisticated 2D spotting algorithms with auto-calibration which enabled the Portrait® 630 Reagent Multi-Spotter to automate the deposition of various precise high-resolution and high-throughput 2D MALDI matrix patterns onto specimens for imaging and mass spectrometry analysis.
- Project lead for software server development of Echo® Systems for high-throughput drug screening, cell-based assays, genomic and proteomic research.
- Developed data analysis and visualization tools integrated into real-time instrument robotic control and data collection for algorithm development and validation.