Roopa Vasan
Roopa Vasan
Image Processing/Electrical Engineer, KeyW Corporation

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I graduated from Ohio State University in Electrical and Computer Engineering, specializing in Signal Processing and Electromagnetics. My passion has been in medical imaging however with the opportunities in the job market upon graduation, I went into defense. I have been working on Airborne Radar platforms mainly on Synthetic Aperture Radar - an imaging mode. I have had various assignments from algorithm development to going out into the field and flight testing a radar capability to verify that what you designed actually works! Flight testing has brought on some fun experiences but one memorable experience was being the co-pilot (for 10 minutes) of a DC-3, an old World War II aircraft. As part of my graduate school program, I fulfilled my medical imaging passion by pairing up with a professor in medical imaging to research detecting cancer in mammogram images. It was a rewarding experience, and I am very thankful that I had that opportunity. I've been working with a small team for almost 6 years and have worn many hats. My week can go from proposal writing to algorithm development. With my work and internship experience, I realized that I enjoy working in a small team atmosphere. My hobbies include traveling, hiking, running races/soccer/volleyball, teaching my dog new tricks, sports, and exploring the city with my husband.

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  • A'sheria, Landover, Maryland asked Roopa Vasan, KeyW Corporation

    Added Friday, February 5, 2016 at 2:04 PM

    What are the challenges of being an engineer?
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    Jamie Krakover, The Boeing Company
    Answered Friday, February 5, 2016 at 2:04 PM
    There are many challenges that one might encounter as an engineer, but what is challenging for one person may not be challenging for someone else. For me one of the most challenging things is knowing what to do when you get stuck. There isn't ...
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