Benjamin Reaves - Curriculum Vitae
Career Experience, containing Employers and clients
Post-graduate indulgences, and Formal education
2019: Deep Learning and Data Science (Kaggle.com, Udacity.com, using python and tensorflow)
2012: Conversational Mandarin Chinese
2011: SNAP Emergency Preparedness workshops
2009: Trust and Estate Management at De Anza College
2007: Spanish language
2004: Software for digital music mixing: ProTools
2001: Writing Nuance "Say Anything' Grammars": using Statistical Language Models in commercial speech recognition systems.
2000: Java Threading.
1994: Japanese Language Proficiency 日本語能力試験 2級 (N2)
1985: Japanese Language (night class at CSULA)
1984: Ham Radio license (Technician Level. N6HAL)
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering. Concentration: Statistical Signal Processing. 1983. Stanford University
Courses include Linear Estimation Theory (Kailath), Communications Engineering Principles (Lusignan), Introduction to Statistical Signal Processing (Gray), Signal Detection and Nonlinear Estimation (El Gamal), Digital Filtering (Treichler), Introduction to Fourier Optics (Goodman), Fourier Transform and its Applications (Bracewell), Adaptive Systems (Widrow).
Masters Project: analysis of frequency domain LMS adaptive filter in white noise (under Dr. Bernard Widrow)
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Magna cum Laude. 1981. University of Southern California.
Bachelor of Science. Graduated in the top 20% of all Engineering students. Concentration in Signal Processing.
Courses include: Numerical Analysis (Bekey), Signals and Systems, Analog Circuits, Probability & Statistics (Papadapoulos), Engineering Honors Colloquium (Rusch).
Additional Concentration: Electronic Music
Additional Major: East Asian Languages and Cultures
Rolling Hills High School, Rolling Hills Estates, California. Advanced Placement Calculus and Architectural Drawing.
Malaga Cove Intermediate School, Palos Verdes Estates, California. Advanced track in Mathematics and Science.
Pedregal Elementary School, Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Institut Athenaeum - Basel, Switzerland
Baldwin Hills Elementary School, Los Angeles, California - downwind from the See's candy factory :)
A U.S. Citizen, I was raised in Los Angeles, attended school in Switzerland at age 9, and brought up my family in Yamatotakada, Japan for about 11 years. I would like to think that these experiences give me the ability to communicate among a diverse group of people, and to view issues from various angles. When not working or spending time with family, I enjoy bicycling, light hiking, reading, and driving. Interests include transportation, languages, urban planning, and maps.r