In my career I have invented, and implemented in software, complex stochastic and optimization algorithms to solve problems in high-tech manufacturing.
I don't like to reinvent the wheel and I have a deep interest in how to develop and implement algorithms in a lean and transferable way.
(Please refer to my extensive LinkedIn profile for details).
The product my startup (Sensor Analytics) is releasing in 2012 is the most impressive software I have been involved with. It provides in near-real-time analysis and factory performance predictions that previously took days or weeks to accomplish and, in some cases, didn't even have known theoretical solutions.
Other proud moments include projects during my tenure at KLA-Tencor and my doctoral thesis at UC Berkeley. I'm very proud of my involvement in the small team that brought a new methodology to the semiconductor industry to quantify the value that inspection and metrology provides in improving manufacturing yields. It was applied and provided value at leading semiconductor fabs worldwide. That experience led me back to school where I invented a new paradigm for the management of inspection and metrology in high-tech manufacturing.