Carl F.R. Weiman, Ph. D.
CURRENT POSITION: Adjunct Associate Professor, Fairfield University, School of Engineering, developing 3D applications for public use on the web via Java WebStart application Weiman - Iterated Transformations. This program applies to art, math, engineering, chaos theory, biology, robotics and String Theory, with no knowledge of math nor programming required. Instructions for downloading and running this program are presented in this link.
RECENT POSITION: Visiting Professor, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art , Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. Co-designed and team-taught with Profs. Adrianne Wortzel and Liselot van der Heijden, new course "Robotic Visions and Theater" in Spring of '99, a collaboration between artists and engineers. Principal Investigator with co-PI's Professors Adrianne Wortzel and Stan Wei, NSF Grant DUE-9980873, $100,000, titled "Robotic Renaissance". Team teaching with Professor Adrianne Wortzel, new course we designed at Cooper Union in Fall '00, "Equally Avatar: Humans, Machines and Virtual Beings".
OBJECTIVES: Creative-communicative position in new product development, technology assessment, or industry-education technology commercialization efforts related to image communication, generation, processing and storage. Business area flexible (e.g., biomedical, web, databases, video).
TOOL USAGE SKILLS: MS Office, Excel, Mathematica. Attended seminars in HTML, VLSI, fuzzy logic. Java API's, Intellij IDE.
AWARDS AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICES:
PRIOR POSITION: (Aug '85 - Aug '97) Director of Research, HelpMate Robotics Inc, (Note: named changed from Transitions Research Corp with IPO in 1996). Wrote proposals and developed new technologies which led to the company's current status as world leader in commercial mobile robot navigation technology and market share. Sole or principal inventor on more than half the company's patents, on technologies related to robot navigation, image compression. Wrote first drafts and managed submission process of all company patents. Personally responsible for proposing, winning and executing as Principal Investigator, two million dollars in research contracts from NASA, National Science Foundation, and the U. S. Army.
In the past two years, my assignments shifted from technology innovation to sales of robotic components to the research community. I doubled sales in the past twelve months.
SELECTED REFERENCES: (TOP 10 OUT OF 24)
SELECTED GOVERNMENT GRANTS (SBIR AND STTR) WON: (TOP 5 OUT OF 11)
NASA JSC, Phase II SBIR: $493,800 Tracking System Applications of Exponential Sensor Array, Implemented mobile robot demo with active vision, Contract No. NAS 9-17990, MAY-88 to MAY-90.
U. S. Army Tank-Automotive Command, Phase II SBIR: $500,931 Robot Vehicle Video Image Compression, Realtime prototype of 1,000-to-1 video compression system, Contract No. DAAE07-90-C-R026, JUL-90 to JUL-92
National Science Foundation (NSF), Phase I SBIR: $64,362 Application of Log-Hough Transform to Lidar Navigation, Contract Number III-9361990 for, FEB-94 to OCT-94.
NSF, Phase II SBIR: $249,895 Robot Vision System Based on Log-Polar Image Plane Coordinates, Prototype binocular active vision head for commercial product, OCT-92 to SEP-94.
Ballistic Missile Defense Organization ("Star Wars") Phase I STTR: $30,000 Design for Silicon Cortex, Contract # DAAH04-94-C-0072. Partnered with the Univ of Florida. 30-SEP-94 through 30-MAR-95.
SELECTED LIST OF PATENTS (top 5 out of 9)
Weiman, C., and Evans, J.M., Digital Image Compression Employing a Resolution Gradient, (Log polar image compression) U.S. Patent No. 5,103,306, 1992.
Weiman, C., Method and Means for Recognizing patterns Represented in Logarithmic Polar Coordinates, (Log Hough Transform), U.S. Patent No. 5,063,604, 05-NOV-91.
Evans, J., Weiman, C. and King, S., Mobile Robot Navigation Employing Ceiling Light Fixtures, U.S. Patent No. 4,933,864, 12-JUN-90.
Weiman, C. and Pong, W., Processing System and Method for Enhancing Image Data, (Plurality filter), U.S. Patent No. 4,979,136, 18-DEC-90.
Chaikin, G. M. and Weiman, C., "Image Processing System", (Original log-polar graphics and image processing patent), U. S. Patent 4,267,573, May 12, 1981.
PERSONAL: Married, two children (16 & 18 yrs). Enjoy skiing, biking, rollerblading, guitar, interdisciplinary intellectual exploration in math, brain, computer science, chaos theory.