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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Scientific and Engineering Leadership · 20 years experience as a leader and innovator in scientific and engineering disciplines · Inventor of new technologies holding multiple patents and scientific papers · Technical experience gained from government, academia, major industry, and startup environments · Able to adapt to new roles and responsibilities including program management and business development
  • Caltech Aeronautics: Invented a rapid prototype optical-acoustic-molding system in collaboration with NASA.
  • As principal investigator, hand- picked an interdisciplinary scientific team, monitored proposal objectives, timelines, budget and milestones.
  • Was awarded two flights on NASA's Reduced Gravity KC-135 aircraft.
  • Secured discretionary funding and laboratory resources from Caltech.
  • Led the design, construction, and flight qualification of a scientific KC-135 payload.
  • Underwent reduced gravity flight training at NASA Johnson Space Center, participated in pre-flight safety training and checkout, and flew in zero-G during 20 parabolic descents over the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Upon return to Caltech, designed and coded data acquisition tools which formed the basis of a paper presented at the American Society of Mechanical Engineering IMECE Conference in 2003.
  • Was awarded a U.S.Patent: US 60/347.
Ph.D. Coursework :
  • Artificial Intelligence  
  • Computer Vision
  • Machine Learning
  • Differential Geometry 
  • Analytic Mechanics 
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Lie Groups and Lie Algebras
  • Mathematical Methods of Physics
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • General Relativity 

Ph.D. Research:

  • 3D Reconstruction and Computer Vision
  • Ideal Stars and General Relativity
  • General Relativity and Thermodynamics
  • Rotating Black Holes

Undergraduate Research:

  • Genetic Algorithms and Robot Design
  • Force Feedback Control and Attached Mobile Manipulators
  • Zero-Gravity Optical Acoustic Molding
02/2015 to 04/2016
Project Engineer B. Braun Medical Inc. Alexandria, VA,
  • Performed a variety of mechanical engineering and systems engineering work including reliability, stress, failure mode analysis for NASA propulsion components.
  • Interacted on a daily basis with customers from Boeing Space Systems on the Commercial Crew Replacement Vehicle.
  • Served as Responsible Engineer.
11/2013 to 04/2014
Software Engineer Applied Information Sciences, Inc. Austin, TX,
  • Designed and Implemented test procedures for sophisticated human resources management web-based software.
  • Collected data, generated reports, and briefed development team.
  • Conducted customer demonstrations and produced analytical graphics.
10/2012 to 02/2013
Director of Business Development Chenega Mios Great Lakes, IL,
  • Managed the interface between customers and internal teams of design engineers (Systems, Mechanical, Electrical, and Software) and production technicians.
  • Worked to strategically align company's avionics products with customers' requirements.
  • Led proposal teams on advanced avionics technologies in the Commercial sector.
  • Rapidly grew potential customer base comprising major international aircraft manufacturers.
  • Delivered marketing presentations to customers and initiated requirement definition processes.
  • Attended military and commercial conferences around the country and was responsible for communicating high level government policy to company engineering and business development team.
01/2011 to 10/2012
Senior Principal Engineer Autodesk Inc. Washington, DC,
  • Proposed the creation of an innovative space debris removal method in Low Earth Orbit using a ground-based laser.
  • Collaborated with world-class scientists in the areas of laser ablation and space debris dynamics.
  • Initiated a partnership with NASA, built a computer simulation modeling debris-laser dynamics, and presented the favorable findings at the IEEE/AIAA Aerospace Conference.
  • Authored a patent, multiple SBIR proposals, delivered presentations to NASAs Jet Propulsion Labs, and US Navy Program Executive Office for Space Systems.
06/2003 to 01/2011
Senior Systems Engineer Microsoft Corporation Malvern, PA,
  • Participated in multidisciplinary teams advancing airborne and space-borne sensor technology including spy satellites, airborne radars, and space-based ballistic missile detection and tracking systems.
  • Spearheaded development of radiometric analysis software that was adopted by US Military customers.
  • Served as Subject Matter Expert for infrared imaging sensors in a small, highly focused advanced concepts team and presented analysis before a panel of government and industry customers.
  • Designed software to automate synthesis of data for a critical government space program.
  • Contributed to the development of advanced orbital mechanics simulation involving an experimental method for tracking space debris.
01/1 to 01/1
Systems Engineer Servicenow Dublin, OH,
  • Served on an algorithm development team, leaned basic systems engineering principles as applied to satellite-based sensors.
  • Participated in testing of the Space Based Infrared System imaging payload at Lockheed Martin, Sunnyvale, CA.
  • Prototyped Earth Background Suppression algorithm using MATLAB and assisted firmware engineer transition the algorithm to flight status.
09/2016 to 01/2017
Financial Modeling and Analysis OneWest Bank City, STATE,
Mastered complex mathematical models and generated quarterly forecasts for a large pool of loans and mortgages. Documented modeling process in a series of internal articles and publications. Took part in advanced training sessions in Excel.
Education and Training
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Bachelor Degree: Applied Physics
California Institute of Technology - ,
Applied Physics
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B.S: Physics
California Institute of Technology (Caltech) - Pasadena, CA
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Ph.D.: Computer Science
UCLA - Los Angeles, CA
Completed 4 years towards a Ph.D. while on a graduate scholarship from Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems. Exited the Ph.D. Program when scholarship terminated.
"Optical Acoustic Molding." Claire, P.A. and Culick, F.E.C. (2003) ASME IMECE Conference Proceedings.
"PACASPACEDEBRIS Environmental Gaming Protocol", US Patent Application - Patent Pending, March 01, 2012. (US Serial Number: 13/410,265) Claire, P.A. (2011), "A Method for Reducing the Danger of Space Debris," Paper presented at the IEEE Aersospace Conference, Big Sky, MT March 2011 Claire, P.A. (2006), "Electro-Optical / Infrared Ground Target Radiation Geometry Simulator," Presentation at the Raytheon EOIR Electo-Optical System Technology Network (EOSTN) Symposium in Santa Barbara, CA. Claire, P.A. (2003), "Acoustically Induced Manipulation of Materials: Experimental Findings and Potential Applications for Laser Metal Deposition." Paper presented at 2003 ASME International Mechanics and Engineering Congress, Washington DC, November 2003. Claire, P.A. and Culick, F.E.C. (2003) "Optical Acoustic Molding," Patent filed through Caltech Office of Technology Transfer, January 8, 2003. (US Serial Number: 60/347,613). Claire, P.A., "Resonance Cavity Detuning and Droplet Shape Control via Acoustic Levitation," Report submitted to NASA JSC Reduced Gravity Flight Office, February 15, 2003. Claire, P.A. (2002), "Acoustic Levitation and the Ultrasonic Potential Well, " Undergraduate Thesis Presented at Caltech June, 2002. (Advisor: Prof. F.E.C. Culick). Claire, P.A. (2001), "Force Control System Design for On-orbit Assembly, Inspection, and Maintenance Robot," Paper presented at Caltech SURF Seminar, October 2001. Jessica Claire Claire, P.A. (2000), "Low Resolution Imaging Spectrometer - Blueband," Paper presented at Caltech SURF Seminar, October 2000. Recent Research Presentations "A Method for Reducing the Danger of Space Debris," Presented March 2011 at the IEEE/ AIAA Aerospace Conference in Big Sky, MT "A Model for the Dynamics of Matter and Gravity Inside Ideal Stars" Presented August 2007 in at the American Physical Society's Canada, America, Mexico Conference in Montreal (CAM2007). "Acoustically Induced Manipulation of Materials: Experimental Findings and Industrial Applications" Invited to give a talk at the Institut für Automatik at ETH, Zurich (Switzerland) in April 2003.
Activities and Honors
automate, basic, business development, CA, conferences, contracts, data acquisition, Engineer, experiments, government, graphics, human resources management, imaging, laser, team leadership, Lockheed Martin, machine learning, Director, marketing, Mathematica, MATLAB, Mechanical, mechanical engineering, Office, modeling, Navy, Naval, presentations, processes, Program Management, programming, proposals, proposal, Python, requirement, scientific, simulation, system design, Systems Engineering, trade shows

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School Attended

  • California Institute of Technology
  • California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
  • UCLA

Job Titles Held:

  • Project Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Director of Business Development
  • Senior Principal Engineer
  • Senior Systems Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Financial Modeling and Analysis


  • Bachelor Degree
  • B.S
  • Ph.D.

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