Posts Tagged CT

Jobs – August, 2015

Please see below some of my immediate opportunities.  Post doc and contract opportunities are for candidates located in the United States.  But there are some new opportunities below that are located in India, for anyone wishing to do a stint in India, in very exciting, cutting edge multinational.  When sending your resume, please include details on your current compensation and compensation expectations.  Also, include in the email a short summary of your background and your key strengths. Please send resumes to wd_darshana at hot mail dot com.

Post-docs – Engineering – ME, EE, Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences – CA & TX
Requires excellent and proven hands-on problem solving skills.

Immediate contract Engineering Opportunities – San Jose, CA

  • Electrical Engineering & Software
  • Analog Design
  • PCB Layout (FR4, Flex etc.)
  • ASIC Design
  • Embedded Systems
  • TI MSP430, ARM, Cypress
  • Software (Windows, Linux, C++, Android, iOS)
  • Sensors
  • RF Communications
  • Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3G, 4G, GPS
  • Antenna Design
  • RF Test Labs
  • Test Engineering
  • Test Hardware & Software


Architect – MRI System and Signal Processing Development (Pulse Sequencing) – Bangalore, INDIA

Job includes performing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system simulation & pulse sequence design for fast simultaneous MRI imaging schemes and developing MRI image reconstruction algorithms
Academic Requirements include: Ph.D. degree and 5+ years of R&D work experience or BS / MS degree and 10+ years experience,  Major in Biomedical Engineering, Bio-Information System Engineering, Computer Science, Optics Engineering, or related areas.

Required experience includes: 5 – 15 years experience in MRI signal acquisition and/or image reconstruction, Comprehensive understanding of MRI system and pulse sequence design.  Also required, knowledge in MRI system development, MRI signal acquisition & MRI image reconstruction.  Strongly preferred: Knowledge in Simultaneous/ quantitative MRI & Compressed Sensing MRI

Job responsibilities include: Developing ultra-fast MRI imaging technology, MRI system modeling, Pulse sequence design (signal acquisition), Image reconstruction algorithm development & Compressed sensing for MRI

Architect / TL / PL – Bangalore, INDIA

Requires 5-10 yrs exp in C, C++, (QT, Boost); image processing, visualization, algorithm development, signal processing, & UI development. Requires experience with tools like VTK, OpenGL, ITK, CGal, OpenInventor, OpenCV, OpenMesh ImageJ, DICOM; proven application development record in image processing & visualization; domain knowledge of MR (Stroke, Metastatis, Cartilege, Dementia related clinical applications); and experience working with clinicians for development of software applications.  C++ (QT, Boost, Design Patterns).

Visualisation Architect – Bangalore, INDIA

Requirements include experience & knowledge in:  C++ (QT, Boost, Design Patterns), Data Analytics, Algorithms, Image Processing, Visualization techniques.  Highly desired: Proven research record & high quality publications in image processing, visualization or related areas; experience in one or more of the following: VTK, OpenGL, ITK, CGal, OpenInventor, OpenCV, OpenCV, OpenMesh, SPM.  Academic requirements include: MS or Ph.D. in Computer Science or related with emphasis on visualization & image analysis & good software development experience. Experience in medical imaging applications in CT or MR is nice to have.

Roles and Responsibilities – Developing & supporting visualization platform, Clinical image processing algorithm development from concept to productizing, Integration of algorithm & development of end to end clinical application with the team, Support clinical collaboration with hospitals to do competitor bench-marking & validation of algorithms and clinical application and Support system integration & system verification issues for visualization platform & clinical applications.

R&D for Computed-Tomography Segmentation Algorithm Development – Banglore, INDIA

Job includes: Organ-specific segmentation technology development for computed-tomography (CT) clinical applications (image processing).
Requirements include: 5+ years experience in computed-tomography (CT) image processing, CT image segmentation, Feature extraction and Pattern recognition & Classification.  Also required: Specialized Knowledge in signal processing, digital image processing, probability & statistics, programming in C/ C++, MATLAB.

1) Segmentation Algorithm Development including developing organ specific segmentation, reinforcing segmentation applications, and CT image processing.
2) Feature Extraction Algorithm Development including Lesion area enhancement and extraction
3) Technology Development Based on Computer-Aided Detection including Developing pattern recognition algorithms & Developing classification algorithms

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“I am thinking of me” – A poem dedicated to the parents of slain children at Sandy Hook, CT

I want to hold your little hand, my love — Poem

This poem is dedicated to the parents who lost their precious children in gun violence at SHES, Newtown, CT.  My heart goes out to them, waking up from a sleepless night, to the nightmare that is real.  The question to consider is – do we want to make our homes safer, even as our children are put in harm’s way in schools, colleges, theaters, malls or do we want to restrict access to guns.  Poem below……………

Didn’t hug you close, said my good bye in a hurry
I was annoyed that you were sloppy and slow
I want one chance to say I am really really sorry

Just once I want to smell your smell
I want to hold your little hand, my love
So many stories I still have to tell

Cook your favorite meal
Snuggle with you
Tickle you, my pickle

I am your mother, I am not done
Only I can keep you safe
You listen, you can’t be gone

I will trade all things I treasure
For one chance, to hold you
Once to gaze in your eyes, my dear

I want to tell you, it will be all right
Kiss away your boos and sorrows
Keep you safe, with all my might

Who am I without you, what will I do
I should think of you, my child
But I’m thinking of me, I need you

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Yesterday and Today…………… a poem (in memory of slain kids at Sandy Hook, CT)

A poem dedicated to little children who succumbed to violent shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown, CT – December 14, 2012

Yesterday, we were children, full of innocence and big dreams
Today, we are little pawns in your war, bigger are your plans
Yesterday, war and violence was stuff of video games, sigh!
Today, ‘t was not for us to reason why, ours was to do and die

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Yesterday, we prayed to keep our parents safe and here
Today, at sight of out blood streaked bodies, weep our parents dear
Yesterday, we were putting an angel, high up on our X’mas tree
Today, the angel weeps beside us, looking down on the tragedy

Yesterday, I peaked and saw, for me, my big brother wrap a pony
Today, it’s too late to thank you, it’s too late for me
Yesterday, we were warned to stay away from strangers
Today, we met, stranger than strangers, their weapons

Yesterday, snowflakes and rainbows were our favorite things
Today, your favorite things got us, as we learned how much you love guns
Yesterday, we were your future, your family, your community
Today, your future and past is wiped out as “evil visited the community”

Yesterday, we learned to ward of evil with compassion
Today, evil came, armed with weapons and ammunition
Yesterday, sunset looked divine and bright was morning sun
Today, rivers are overflowing with tears ‘cause of a glock or a gun

Yesterday, there were big plans for X’mas and birthdays
Today, we know, there will be tears for years on our birthdays………..

Some statistics: Each year over 30,000 people are killed by firearms in this country. Consider the probability of it being you or your child. More than 30 people are shot and murdered each day. There were 52,447 deliberate and 23,237 accidental non-fatal gunshot injuries in the United States during 2000. The majority of gun-related deaths in the United States are suicides, with 17,352 (55.6%) of the total 31,224 firearm-related deaths in 2007 due to suicide, while 12,632 (40.5%) were homicide deaths. In 2009, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, 60% of all homicides in the United States were perpetrated using a firearm.

And please carefully consider: Since there is a high probability of encountering gun violence, what would you prefer? That you are armed with guns also? If we expand concealed carry permits (as NRA lobbies), would you carry it to a theater, when you take your child to a movie? Would you bring it to the school when you are dropping off your child? Would you effectively use it? In that scenario, consider many armed people using guns in a theater and police trying to identify the victims from the perpetrator.

Or would you rather focus on lowering the probability of such mindless violence by limiting access to guns, so no bozos can enter a school and hurt a child?

Do we want to teach our children that if someone is shooting, they ought to run, escape, hide, and cower OR do we want to teach them to shoot back. Consider the impact of, shall we say, “friendly fire”? And if we want our children to hide and escape, then why do we want guns in our homes? Do we want to make our homes safer, even as our children are in harm’s way in schools, colleges, theaters, churches, temples?

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