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Expert in Mathematical Analysis and Computer Programming for Problems in Civil Engineering and Land Surveying

Expert ID: 736186 Florida, USA

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Expert has worked in land surveying and design automation for 27 years with dual registration as a civil engineer and land surveyor in Florida. He received a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of South Florida in 1998 where he taught as an instructor and professor of the practice prior to rejoining industry in 2004. Areas of expertise include engineering mechanics, numerical methods, and land surveying.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Tampa, FL

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1998 Degree: PhD Subject: Civil Engineering Institution: University of South Florida
Year: 1993 Degree: MSCE Subject: Civil Engineering Institution: University of South Florida
Year: 1987 Degree: BSCE Subject: Civil Engineering Institution: University of South Florida

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2004 to 2020 Employer: Metzger + Willard, Tampa, FL Title: Vice President of Surveying Department: Surveying Responsibilities: Direct the field and office activities involved in surveying, monumenting, and mapping in order to establish property lines, rights-of-way, and government land corners; and ensure the proper placement of engineering projects such as streets, bridges, sewers, and drainage improvements. Supervise, coordinate, and assign work to survey crew leaders. Supervise and authorize all surveys. Research, recommend, and implement new techniques and technologies in the practice of land surveying.
Years: 2011 to 2012 Employer: University of South Florida, Tampa, FL Title: Professor of the Practice of Civil Engineering Department: Civil Engineering Responsibilities: Teaching responsibilities included courses in mechanics, graphics, land surveying, and numerical methods. Strong involvement in ABET/SACS accreditation process and NCEES exam review.
Years: 1998 to 2004 Employer: University of South Florida, Tampa, FL Title: Instructor Department: Civil Engineering Responsibilities: Teaching responsibilities included courses in mechanics, graphics, land surveying, and numerical methods. Strong involvement in ABET/SACS accreditation process and NCEES exam review.
Years: 1990 to 1998 Employer: CLM/Systems, Tampa, FL Title: Applied Mathematician Department: Software Development Responsibilities: Designed and coded CEAL (Civil Engineering Automation Library) command modules in F90 and C under DEC VAX/VMS and MS-DOS. Performed procedural and mathematical analysis of 3-dimensional, superelevated bridge deck geometry for steel detailing. Provided consulting on multilayered quantities computation for tunneled, bridged, and ramped interstate highway reconstruction. Conducted research into spiral splines, Boolean combinations of polygons, 3D coordinate transforms, and conformal map projections. Designed and coded VB applications for digital terrain modeling using Intergraph GeoMedia API under Win 95/98/NT.

Algorithms included orthogonal least squares line, circle, parabola, and spiral curve fitting; constrained least squares parabolic curve fitting; constrained vertical curve constructions; finite element volumes; tapered offset profile constructions; compound spiral curve intersection, projection, tangent, offset, and tapered offset constructions; circular, parabolic, and spiral curve graphics rendering optimization; and Helmert coordinate transformations.
Years: 1987 to 1990 Employer: TVGA Consultants Title: Systems Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Reported directly to controller and general manager of 150-employee firm. Supervised support personnel in New York and Pennsylvania. Devised and implemented firm-wide microcomputer training programs. Established firm-wide office automation procedures and CADD standards. Planned and purchased all computing hardware and software. Performed direct output of civil engineering/land surveying product as needed.
Supported all areas of office automation, CADD, and civil engineering/land surveying computation including management information, sales & marketing, photogrammetry, hydrographic surveying, route surveying, site planning, hydraulics, and hydrology.
Designed and coded a series of translators, formatters, and other custom software written in dBASE, BASIC, LISP, and macro languages to provide data paths between hardware devices including survey data recorders, and software products including AutoCAD, Softdesk (DCA), Microstation, HydroPro, ArcInfo, CEAL, KYPIPE, BRN (Basin Routing Network), and ICPR (Interconnected Channel and Pond Routing).

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS)
Tau Beta Pi multidisciplinary engineering honor society
Phi Kappa Phi multidisciplinary collegiate honor society
Licenses / Certifications
Professional Surveyor and Mapper, Florida, 1993
Professional Engineer, Florida, 1990
Awards / Recognition
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) student chapter True Leadership Award
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) student chapter Instructor of the
Year Award, 2 years
Publications and Patents Summary
Publications: 9

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert witness for Google Earth application used in New Zealand homicide inquiry.

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