Ed Pienkowski received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biomedical Engineering from Saint Louis University and his Master of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering with a focus on Fiber Optics, Laser Physics and Medical Imaging from the Missouri University of Science and Technology.
- 2+ years working with fiber optic medical imaging systems
- Almost 2 years of experience with embedding Linux and Windows systems for industrial applications
- Almost 2 years of experience developing and integrating electrical, optical and mechanical sensors
- Machine Vision Project Engineer at EPIC Systems since 2013
- OOA/D employing C, C++, C#, Qt and .NET
- Development of complex, threaded Labview programs
- Matlab programming
- Optical coherence tomography
- Fiber optic sensor development and implementation
- Micro and nano photonics
- Bulk optics
- Real-time digital signal processing
- Unit and integration testing
- U-Boot and Linux kernel patching/modification
- Narrow-web and mid-web industrial applications
- Serial and Ethernet communications
Most Challenging Vision System Project:
Wound Healing Assessment
“My research partner and I employed a laser based 3D imaging system to measure the physical characteristics of wound healing in humans. The non-invasive nature of the imaging system allowed us to characterize the sub-dermal wound healing process without a physical biopsy,” explained Pienkowski. This project was challenging due to a tight schedule and the complexity of the mathematics involved. Obstacles were overcome by maintaining a strict schedule to ensure all deadlines were met and by employing a number of mathematical models to reduce the complexity.
Pienkowski enjoys solving technical problems involving hardware, software and mathematics. He also enjoys the challenge of developing solutions for use in a wide variety of applications.
In his free time, Pienkowski enjoys Android and Linux development. “I also find interest in reading really old science fiction and building/modifying various development tools (up next is building a 3D printer),” said Pienkowski.