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Edward Pienkowski | Machine Vision Project Engineer

Ed PienkowskiCredentials

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

Specific Experience

  • 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.

Professional Motivation:
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.

Personal Interests:
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.

EPIC Vision Systems
4134 Meramec Bottom Rd
St. Louis, MO 63129, US