[I know, this section just echos the same stuff as on the résumé. I plan to expand later.] Worked with PhDs, staff and university interns researching disruptive technologies. Barco Labs deliverables are research papers, patents and demos. Any research that might become a viable product in 2 to 5 years is then passed off to one of the product divisions. (Due to the trade secret nature of this research some details cannot be revealed.) Accomplishments:
While working at NOSC, I attended a multi-week seminar of short courses in 1979 at the Western Institute in Computer Science headed by Dr. William McKeeman and Dr. Sharon Sickel. Guest instructors included Edsger Dijkstra (on predicate calculus), Niklaus Wirth (on the Modula programming language), George Mealy (on category theory) and several others. And, among them was Donald Knuth discussing the design of the TEX typesetting system to properly deal with math typesetting after he was very disappointed with the way volume 2 in his series on the Art of Computer Programming was typeset using the publisher's type setting system.
Immediately afterwards, I purchased the TEX manuals and switched from using
troff to TEX. However, TEX was a bit intimidating to learn and use. So, I was glad that Leslie Lamport created a simplified math interface for TEX called LATEX a year later which I still use today to format my math output as SVG graphics embedded within the research articles I write at Barco Labs.
The Confluence wiki has a LATEX macro but it isn't very reliable.
Experiences using this skill are shown below: