Present

Jun '15 - Present | Lead Software Engineer

Q-Centrix

  • Building medical abstraction applications with a combination of Rails APIs backing Ember front end applications
  • Lead architect and engineer on a long term green-field application that provides a framework for rapid development of future applications
    • Work product has resulted in a pending patent
    • Effectively coordinate development resources and provided long-term strategic planning for the above product

Past

Education

  • M.S. Human Nutrition | Columbia University '11
  • B.S. Biochemistry | UC Santa Barbara '09

Development Experience

Sep '13 - May '15 | Web Engineer

Monk Development

  • Active and significant contributions to two commerce-focused Rails applications, multiple PHP applications, and a ruby gem
  • Worked within an Open Allocation style of management which entails:
    • enhanced project management skills
    • simultaneous engagement across multiple projects
    • continuous effective interdepartmental collaboration and communication
  • Lead engineer on three successfully executed long-term projects under Open Allocation

Nov '11 - Mar '13 | Web Developer and Literature Researcher

Hinkle Charitable Foundation & Sei Querce Vineyards

  • Designed and deployed a group of websites for the Sei Querce Vineyards’ product line
  • Work included literature research and synthesis for an upcoming book on nutrition
  • Built a custom content management system for the Six Oaks Farm branch of Sei Querce Vineyards
    • Application written in PHP using the Yii framework and MVC principles
    • Includes both an in-app management and emailing of weekly harvest updates

Oct '10 - Aug '13 | fMRI Research Programming

Columbia University

  • Autonomously developed and executed a functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging study
    • Study focused on changes in appetitive behavior and neural circuitry underlying these changes
    • The experiment required strong planning and people management skills including: protocol development, subject screening, recruitment, and MRI scanning
  • Sole programmer for all scripts across the entire continuum of the experiment
    • Stimuli presentation and data collection scripts were written in MATLAB. This was particularly challenging due to the high-degree of granularity required in time tracking and coordination with the fMRI scanner
    • Data analysis scripts were a combination of shell, MATLAB, and Python scripts which drove the fMRIB software library
    • Wrote a suite of Python scripts that speeded analysis, data management, and results organization. Code can be found on my github under the fsl_tools project.

Jun '09 - Apr' 10 | Flash Web App Developer

University of California at Santa Barbara

  • Designed, programmed, and implemented a series of Flash-based immunology cases for use in U.C.S.B professor’s medical immunology class
    • Product was a game in which students were graded on their ability to correctly diagnose a patient based upon symptom presentation and diagnostic tests
    • Underlying game logic was written in Action Script and included approximately 20 scenarios with 30 different diagnostic tests
    • Crafted the underlying SQL queries to store users and scores in a MySQL database

Research Experience

Sep '08 - Aug '09 | Research Assistant: Immunology

University of California at Santa Barbara

Conducted undergraduate research under UCSB immunology professor. Experimental focus was on macrophage Fc receptors. Experimental techniques utilized included: Western Gel-electrophoresis, sterile cell work, fluorescent antibody incubations and FACs.

Jun - Sep '08 | University of California San Diego Research Assistant

University of California at San Diego

Interviewed post-trauma victims to obtain and analyze smoking habit data. The project's goal was to optimize hospitalization so as to impact the smoking habits of trauma patients, who have a higher rate of tobacco use than that of the general population.

Jun - Sep '07 | Research Assistant to San Diego Allergist/Rheumatologist

Research Assistant to Rheumatologist. Data management and sample collection/processing for clinical trials of disease-modifying agents in rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and other autoimmune diseases.

Publications

Hinkle W, Cordell M, Leibel R, Rosenbaum M, Hirsch J (2013) Effects of Reduced Weight Maintenance and Leptin Repletion on Functional Connectivity of the Hypothalamus in Obese Humans. PLoS ONE 8(3): e59114. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0059114