George Mason University

Doug Reitz

Graduate Student

College of Science

Program: PhD Computational Science & Informatics

Concentration: Computational Physics

Doug Reitz

Contact

Doug Reitz

Graduate Student

Program: PhD Computational Science and Informatics

Concentration: Computational Physics

Email:  dreitz@gmu.edu


Summary

Technical project manager and lead software systems engineer / architect experienced with defining, planning, tracking, leading, and developing real-time, embedded, and data software systems and R&D projects.

Interests include high performance computing (HPC), simulation, computational physics, Linux / Unix, real-time software, molecular dynamics, aerospace, software architecture, databases, stochastic electrodynamics.


Specialties

Flight simulation, Linux, Unix, C/C++, PostgreSQL, real-time software, research and development, architecture, technical project leadership/management, support vector machines, and technical solution proposals.


Research

Atomistic Monte Carlo Simulation and Data Analysis of Binary Alloys

Course projects for Master's program included use of Support Vector Machines (SVM) and Neural Networks for Computer Aided Diagnosis (CAD) (see publications).

Resources


Computing

Fedora Project
Red Hat Enterprise MRG
SimTech
GSL GNU Scientific Library
Netlib
Open MPI
PostgreSQL
KennethReitz.com


Software Tools / Reference

C++ Resources Network
Eclipse
Subversion


Flight Simulation

CAE
Flight Safety
Rockwell Collins STS
Thales Training & Simulation
Flight Simulator Engineering and Maintenance Conference (FSEMC)
Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation & Education Conference (IITSEC)
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Simulator Program (NSP)


Physics

American Institute of Physics
American Physical Society
Center for Gravitational Wave Physics
Center for Particle Astrophysics
HyperPhysics - Particle in a Box
Math, Physics, and Engineering Applets


Weightier Matters

Westminster Confession with References
Five Solas
Monergism
Sola Gratia
Atlantic Coast Communications
Worldwide Classroom Courses
Eagle Heights Winchester
New Hope Fairfax
ButterYum

Publications


[1]  Land, W. H., Jr., Wong, L., Masters, T., Mckee, D., Anderson, F., Lo, J., Reitz, D. ‘New Results In Computer Aided Diagnosis (CAD) of Breast Cancer Using a Recently Developed SVM/GRNN Oracle Hybrid’, Intelligent Engineering Systems Through Artificial Neural Networks (ANNIE 2004), pp 779-784, Vol. 14, ASME Press, New York, 2004.  [pdf]

 Land, W. H., Jr., Mckee, D., Reitz, D.Teaching Computational Intelligence for Engineers in the 21st Century via Distance Learning’, SUNY Conference on Instructional Technology, CIT 2005, Binghamton, NY, 23-26 May, 2005.  [pdf]

Courses


George Mason University

CSI796 Monte Carlo Methods

CSI786/PHYS780 Molecular Dynamics Modeling

CSI710 Scientific Databases

CSI702 High Performance Computing

CSI783/PHYS736 Computational Quantum Mechanics

CSI780/PHYS613 Computational Physics

CSI701 Foundations of Computational Sciences

CSI700/MATH685 Numerical Methods


Binghamton University    M.S. Computer Science, January 2007

CS554 Intro to Real-time and Embedded Systems

CS580S Sensor Networks and Systems

CS555 Intro to Visual Information Processing

CS542 Programming Design Patterns

CS565 Artificial Intelligence

CS562 Neural Networks/Genetic Optimization Applications

CS575 Design and Analysis of Computer Algorithms

CS571 Programming Languages

University of Illinois    Non degree computer science coursework

CS311 Database Management Systems

CS333 Computer System Organization

CS323 Operating System Design

University of Minnesota  Non degree computer science coursework

CSCI5511 Artificial Intelligence

CSCI5121 Algorithms & Data Structures

CSCI5102 Intro to Systems Programming

Penn State University   B.S. Science, August 1995

Math courses included calculus and analytic geometry, calculus and vector analysis, ordinary and partial differential equations, matrices
Physical Science courses included electricity & magnetism, thermal physics, theoretical mechanics, introductory quantum physics, astronomy of the solar system, astronomy of stellar systems, astronomical techniques, advanced astronomy laboratory, chemical principles, experimental chemistry


Misc Professional Training

Oak Ridge National Lab Management Training Boot Camp (2012)
Rockwell Collins Life Cycle Value Stream Management LCVSM (2010)
Foundations of Leadership (2008)
Project Management (2007)
C++ Programming (2006)
DOORS Requirements Management System (2006)
Rockwell Collins Technical Consistent Process – Systems Engineering  (2006)
Rockwell Collins Technical Consistent Process – Software Engineering  (2006)
Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Training  (2005)
Iconix IOS Maintenance (Software) (2000)
Opinicus Electric Control Loading System Calibration / Setup / Test (2000)
Opinicus REALFEEL Generic Models - Tuning Statics and Dynamics (2000)
VMIC I/O Tools, System Hardware, & I/O Expansion (2000)
Simphonics Sound & Communication System (2000)
Flight and Ground Vehicle Simulation Update, Binghamton University (1999)
CAE Full Flight Simulator 9 Week Maintenance Course (1998)
Intermediate and Advanced C Programming (1998)
Mastering Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Fundamentals  (1998)
Introductory, Intermediate, and Advanced FoxPro (1996, 1997)

CV

Summary

Technical project manager and lead software systems engineer / architect experienced with defining, planning, tracking, leading, and developing real-time, embedded, and data software systems and R&D projects.

Interests include high performance computing (HPC), simulation, computational physics, Linux / Unix, real-time software, molecular dynamics, aerospace, software architecture, databases, stochastic electrodynamics.

Specialties

Flight simulation, Linux, Unix, C/C++, PostgreSQL, real-time software, research and development, architecture, technical project leadership/management, support vector machines, and technical solution proposals.

Education

Binghamton University, State University of New York – Binghamton, NY

M.S. Computer Science, January 2007

Penn State University, University Park, PA

B.S. Science, August 1995

Professional Experience

Boeing – Commecial Airplanes   (Nov 2012 - Present)

Senior Software Engineer

Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Flight Services

Simulator Management Services

Oak Ridge National Laboratory – Oak Ridge, TN   (Mar 2012 - Nov 2012)

HPC Technical Project Leader

Worked with the Technology Integration Group of the National Center for Computational Sciences (NCCS) to develop and manage the implementation of a forward-looking strategy for systems infrastructure (both hardware and software) for the leadership computational environment which operates Jaguar/Titan and other clusters. Manage high-performance parallel file systems and supporting infrastructure projects at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) .

Supported research and development project designed to advance utilization efficiency and scientific discovery at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS).   Assisted PI with project management and operational plans.

Rockwell Collins - Simulation and Training Solutions – Sterling, VA   (Feb 2005 - Mar 2012)

Principal Technical Project Manager
Senior Software Engineer (2005-2010)

Hands on technical leader of IR&D simulation projects and programs including planning, budgeting, tracking performance, and reporting earned value results. Experienced opportunity leading engineering team in development of new scalable software architecture including multi-threaded, multi-computer, real-time software framework. Development included avionic interfaces (ARINC-429 / ARINC-708), embedded discrete / analog I/O, operating system abstraction, database (RDBMS), networking, and real-time processing services. Serving as technical project manager for military and commercial product line sustainment, research, and development.

        Served in lead software project engineer role for  CORE™ simulation architecture design, development, and sustainment

        Served as technical project manager for IR&D military simulation architecture product line

        Developed product technology roadmaps and execution plans

        Proposed, planned, estimated, and technically lead development projects

        Managed project / program budgets and earned-value performance

        Supported and lead technical proposal efforts for flight simulation training devices and upgrades

        Performed post-delivery software troubleshooting, analysis, and corrective modification support

Northwest Airlines, Inc. – Eagan, MN    (Apr 1998 - Oct 2002 / Nov 2003 - Feb 2005)

Specialist Software Systems Engineer – Simulator Engineering 11/03-02/05

Senior Software Systems Engineer – Simulator Engineering 6/99-10/02

Software Systems Engineer – Simulator Engineering 4/98-6/99

        Provided solutions for software related aircraft and simulator systems discrepancies on flight training devices and full flight simulators from various manufacturers: Opinicus, CAE, Link, Atkins & Merrill, Thales , Thomson-CSF

        Developed and integrated software to simulate aircraft modifications in simulators using various programming languages, development computers, and operating systems.  Simulated aircraft: DC-9, DC-10, A320, A330, B727, B747B757.  Operating systems: Linux, MPX, AIX, DOS, UNIX, Windows. Software languages: C, C++, Fortran, Assembly, Pascal, GP-4.  Computer systems: PC, IBM RISC 6000, Gould/Encore Multi Sel, VAX, PDP 11-45, GP-4, Sun.

        Responsible for evaluating results of recurrent simulator tests required to maintain FAA qualification 

        Developed software for avionic updates on simulators 

        Enhanced/maintained navigational database update system

        Developed/updated host computer visual system interface software

        Designed/developed systems & solutions to aid maintenance personnel and provided engineering support to troubleshooting efforts 


J. F. Taylor, Inc. – Lexington Park, MD
     (Oct 2002 - Nov 2003)

Software Engineer

    Worked at customer site, Navy - NAVAIR Manned Flight Simulator

    Designed and developed aircraft (CH-47F) cockpit lighting object-oriented software model to simulate cockpit lighting in new prototype simulator. Cockpit lighting Computer Software Configuration Item (CSCI) designed and developed utilizing formal software design processes and procedures including development of the following documents: Segment Design, Software Requirements Specification (SRS), Software Design Document (SDD), and Interface Design Document (IDD)

     Developed Instructor Operator Station (IOS) software to display flight plan waypoint information and interface with an Avionics model monitoring 1553 data

     Developed Trainer Test Procedures and Results Report (TTPRR) sections as part of test IPT for use during acceptance testing of simulator to verify all systems function correctly and meet applicable requirements. Played significant role in developing the following test sections: Flight Instruments - EHSI, EADI, CGI, Standby Instruments, etc; Data Loader Unit (DLU); Heads Up Display (HUD); Mission Multifunction Display (MFD) Multifunction Control Unit (MFCU), Digital Map System (DMS); Radar Signal Detecting Set - AN/APR-39A; Counter Measures – AN/ALQ-156 and Flare Dispenser M-130; Control Loading; and Visual System – IG, Displays, Night Vision Goggles (NVG)

Flight Safety International, Inc. – St. Louis, MO      (Dec 1996 - Apr 1998)

Part-time Simulator Technician

    Maintained flight simulators from various manufacturers (CAE, Flight Safety, Atkins & Merrill, Link)

    Updated and corrected simulator software: FORTRAN, C, PDP assembly, and SP1 image modeling systems

    Operated and repaired host and display computers: VAX 11/780, PDP 11/45, PDP 11/55, GP-4, Concurrent 3250XP, TI 980, Sperry-Univac 76/77

    Maintained image generation systems E&S - SP1, Novoview 6000, McDonnell Douglas - Vital IV

LTC Solutions – St. Louis, MO         (Feb 1996 - Apr 1998)

Programmer / Analyst

    Member of development team for a large medical records database application written in FoxPro

    Completed development of program to convert data into new software package

    Responsible for software releases and builds

Publications

[1] Land, W. H., Jr., Wong, L., Masters, T., Mckee, D., Anderson, F., Lo, J., Reitz, D. ‘New Results In Computer Aided Diagnosis (CAD) of Breast Cancer Using a Recently Developed SVM/GRNN Oracle Hybrid’, Intelligent Engineering Systems Through Artificial Neural Networks (ANNIE 2004), pp 779-784, Vol. 14, ASME Press, New York, 2004.   [pdf]

Land, W. H., Jr., Mckee, D., Reitz, D. ‘Teaching Computational Intelligence for Engineers in the 21st Century via Distance Learning’, SUNY Conference on Instructional Technology, CIT 2005, Binghamton, NY, 23-26 May, 2005.   [pdf]

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