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Career Highlights and Accomplishments

  1. 1. Career Highlights of Ed Liscio<br />
  2. 2. Westinghouse Power Systems<br />I started my career as a Field Service Engineer in 1983 with Westinghouse Power System Business Unit, Monroeville, PA.<br />My primary responsible was the installation and start-up of the Reactor Vessel Level Instrumentation System (RVLIS) in several nuclear power plants.<br />After the loss of coolant accident at Three Mile Island, PA and most recently with the crisis in Fukushima Daiichi in Japan, the International Atomic Energy Agency mandated that all plants have a system to measuring the water level inside the reactor vessel. <br />
  3. 3. Westinghouse Power Systems (Cont.)<br />After 2 years, I transferred to the Artificial Intelligence Group, part of the Westinghouse Power Systems business unit.<br />I was responsible for the project management, design, and development of a variety of electronic inspection products.<br />Specialty areas included robotics, speech synthesis, software development, analog and digital circuit design with several microprocessors-based systems.<br />
  4. 4. Westinghouse Power Systems (Cont.)<br /><ul><li>I was also involved in an advanced intelligent robotic project “Freddy 3” with the Turing Institute in Glasgow, Scotland.
  5. 5. The general goal of the project was to create a flexible and efficient robotic programming environment with the following features:</li></ul>Automatic robot planning<br />Sensors and AI-based sensory information<br />Inductive programming capabilities<br />Robot cooperation and coordination<br />
  6. 6. Vocollect, Inc.<br />I started my career in Vocollect as an embedded C/C++ software engineer. <br />I completed the software development and hardware integration of a RF spread spectrum radio between the Talkman and a proprietary Windows PC application.<br />I also developed some real-time embedded “C/C++” voice recognition software for the Talkman device.<br />
  7. 7. Bombardier Transportation Systems<br />Designed the door control hardware and software for the Miami downtown people mover.<br />Designed the hardware motor control system for the Frankfurt Airport.<br />One of the initial research engineers on the development of an advanced radio-based train control system called CITYFLO 650, moving block ATC (Automatic Train Control) system. The system does not require track circuits and can be used as an overlay radio-based train control system to upgrade existing fixed block systems. It also eliminates wayside equipment due to its simple, reliable radio-based train-to-wayside communications systems, thereby permitting shorter, more consistent headways.<br />
  8. 8. Philips Respironics<br />Stardust Sleep Recorder<br />I was the product development leader for the Monitoring and Diagnostics Group in Respironics.<br />I led the development of Stardust a small sleep recorder. It's powerful enough to generate comprehensive seven-channel reports and small enough that patients actually wear it as they sleep. So they're not tethered to a lab bed - or even the lab. <br />Stardust gives the clinician the power to tailor cardiopulmonary sleep studies to your patient's needs. <br />Key Physiological Parameters:<br />Airflow Sensor: measures breath rate<br />Oximeter: measures pulse rate and oxygen saturation<br />Effort Sensor: measures chest or abdominal effort<br />Patient Event Monitor: tracks lights out and bathroom visits<br />Body Position Monitor: measures supine or non-supine sleep positioning<br />
  9. 9. BiPAP Vision <br />Philips Respironics (Cont.)<br />I was the lead software development engineer for the BiPAP Vision Project.<br />The BiPAP Vision is designed specifically to address the unique requirements of NIV within the hospital, including changing leaks, dynamic breathing patterns, and high FIO2 and flow demand. The BiPAP Vision features accurate monitoring, reliable alarms, and an intuitive menu.<br />The integrated display screen displays real-time graphics in waveform or bar scale format to assist with ventilator management.<br />CPAP and S/T modes are available for maintaining airway patency and providing pressure support ventilation.<br />Oxygen control allows 21–100% concentrations from without attaching auxiliary oxygen to the mask<br />Pressure regulation at the mask ensures accurate therapy for the patient.<br />The alarm module provides a complete range of alarms that are designed with mask ventilation in mind, minimizing nuisance alarms caused by mask leak<br />
  10. 10. MEDRAD, Inc.<br />Veris® MR Vital Signs Monitor<br />I was the Program Manager on this project.<br />MR compatible vital sign monitor designed for pediatric and neonate patients<br />Ten sizes of disposable, neonate, pediatric and adult blood pressure cuffs, and four sizes of reusable blood pressure cuffs<br />Flexible grip pulse oximeter probes<br />Two channels of skin surface temperature utilizing fiber optic technology<br />Capable of analyzing mixed gases and anesthetic agents<br />Truly Innovative<br />1.5T & 3.0T compatible<br />The Veris monitor offers five-lead ECG waveform monitoring<br />Fiber optic technology in ECG and Pulse Oximetry<br />Easy to Use<br />Familiar, intuitive interface with highly visible color screen<br />Displays up to 6 waveforms<br />Mobile; can use batteries or wall power for maximum flexibility<br />Wireless-remote option<br />
  11. 11. MEDRAD, Inc.<br /><ul><li>Spectris Solaris® EP MR Injection System </li></li></ul><li>MEDRAD, Inc.<br />Vistron CT Injection System<br />Easy to Use<br />Create protocols using any two of the following:  rate, volume and duration time <br />Save time and effort with auto-fill function <br />Precisely coordinate scanner and injector through the imaging interface <br />One to four phase injections to meet varied needs<br />Safe<br />Program and start the injection while you are at the patient’s side <br />Large visuals enable you to continuously monitor injection status <br />Programmable pressure limits to reduce errors <br />Manual knob provides sensitivity for small volume test injections<br />Reliable<br />More than 5,000 systems have been installed worldwide<br />