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Kenneth R. Crouse, Ph.D.

42577 Green Mountain Drive, Lebanon, Oregon 97355


971.216.7936
kcf12522@westpost.net

SENIOR COMPUTER SCIENCE PROFESSIONAL

GIScience * Statistics * Computer Science


Strategic Planning * Operations Management * Application / System Design & Devel
opment
* R&D * Process Development * Vendor Management * Purchasing * Budgeting *
Troubleshooting * Reporting * Compliance * Customer Service
Analytical, goal-oriented, and highly focused senior contributor. Superlative tr
ack record managing complex technical functions to meet all objectives on time a
nd at or under budget. Effectively works across departments with internal and ex
ternal teams. Sources and manages vendors. Develops processes and procedures ali
gned to short- and long-range business goals. Ensures compliance with all intern
al and external rules, regulations, and guidelines. A superior relationship buil
der and customer service provider who communicates highly complex concepts and i
deas to audiences at all levels of understanding and responsibility.

CAREER TRACK
BUREAU OF THE CENSUS, Salem, Oregon
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGER, 11/08 - 9/10

Managed information technology operations at 2010 Local Census Office in Salem.


Responsible for computer support to office personnel in four departments.
Deployed 800 handheld computers to field enumerators and provided help desk supp
ort.
Performed inventory and tracking for all information technology equipment assign
ed to office.
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INDUS CORPORATION / ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, Corvallis, Oregon
GIS SPECIALIST, October 2007 - April 2008

Supported EPA scientists by synthesizing spatial data used in stream ecology ass
essments and producing maps of study areas.
* Prepared maps of sampling sites on six rivers in Pacific Northwest in prepara
tion for publication.
* Wrote Python scripts to delineate watersheds and create buffers around 120 sa
mple site locations.
* Developed method to estimate cumulative flows at sample sites using National
Hydrography Data.
* Created Geodatabases to contain characterizations of watersheds at sample loc
ations.
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CITY OF CORVALLIS, DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES, Corvallis, Oregon
GIS SPECIALIST, May 2007 - November 2007
Asked to assist in building an ArcMap-based history file of development cases to
speed up access to relevant information on parcels from hours to minutes. Invo
lved in spatial database design, data integrity and process improvement issues.
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CONTRACTOR / UNITED STATES FOREST SERVICE (USFS), Corvallis, Oregon
GIS ANALYST, 2003 - 2007
Hired for expertise gained at graduate school and subsequently developing comple
x
applications critical to diverse land management goals. Assigned to the Forest S
ervice's
Natural Resources Information System Group. Duties included managing and assisti
ng in key
projects, resource management, testing, configuration management, and strategic
planning.
* Expanded development efforts of Ecosystem Management Decision Support (EMDS)
system
resulting in completing an ArcIMS web mapping interface. Project included presen
ting efforts at a national Forest Service conference, and exhibiting work to all
attendees.
* Customized Geographic Information System (GIS) software to successfully modif
y and
improve user interface for a national environmental database, and effectively in
tegrated a key USFS application into the database.
* Designed and executed test procedures for custom geospatial data interface op
erating under ArcMap on Oracle databases in ArcSDE.
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OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY, Corvallis, Oregon
MASTERS STUDENT, DEPARTMENT OF GEOSCIENCES, 2000 - 2003
Masters project: developed extension to USFS's EMDS system to support data migra
tion
using ArcObjects.
* Developed Oregon Geospatial Data Portal, a website for access to online spati
al data.
* Maintained database of metadata for Oregon Coast Geospatial Clearinghouse.
* Research Assistant on National Aeronautics and Space Association (NASA) Affil
iated
Research Center project, Earthquake Hazard Assessment Using Remote Sensing.
* GIS intern at Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary, American Samoa.
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NASA /JOHNSON SPACE CENTER (JSC), Houston, Texas
COMPUTER ENGINEER, INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS BRANCH, 1997 - 2000
Investigated means of using computer vision in applications of automation and ro
botic
technology.
* Managed project using stereovision and laser lighting to measure tree diamete
rs for nursery inventories.
* Created animations using solid modeling tool to be used in the development of
simulations to enable teleoperated control of a space robot.
* Implemented a background subtraction algorithm and applied it to video data o
f a human
subject to extract arm and hand for automated tracking.
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PROJECT SPECIALIST, X-38 PROJECT, 1996 - 1997
Responsible for the development of graphical displays for power systems on the e
xperimental X-38 spacecraft that indicate the status and health of the vehicle's
subsystems during system development and testing.
* Designed electric power system displays that present component physical struc
ture and
behavior.
* Developed a ground track display that shows the location of the vehicle overl
aid on a map of the test range during test flights.
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MANAGER, INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS LABORATORY, 1992 - 1996
Responsible for lab planning, budgeting, purchasing and overseeing daily operati
ons.
Coordinated lab operations with users, and supervised personnel performing syste
ms
management functions.
* Established communication with users. Developed procurement procedures result
ing in more efficient, accurate, and timely hardware and software acquisition.
* Supervised the migration to a firewall-protected UNIX-based client-server net
work.
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COMPUTER ENGINEER, INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS BRANCH, 1984 - 1992
Technical manager at JSC of the effort to capture and retain knowledge on the Sp
ace Station's design. Directed offsite and local contractors, and developed requ
irements.
* Defined innovative approaches for the electronic capture of design data, incl
uding use of hypertext.
* Served on working group for electronic library research guiding the developme
nt of NASA Electronic Library System. Applied concepts to video library of space
shuttle simulations.
* Catalyzed Station Program to add rationale capture to configuration managemen
t process.
* Demonstrated use of electronic decision support tool for rationale capture.
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SCIENTIST, EARTH SCIENCES & APPLICATIONS DIVISION, 1981 - 1984
Evaluated and applied digital processing technologies for remote sensing data an
alysis to
support LACIE and AGRISTARS programs.
* Surveyed and evaluated available GIS products resulting in the issuance of a
Purchase
Request for a commercial GIS.
* Performed overlay processing of ecosystem maps with Advanced Very High Resolu
tion
Radiometer imagery.
* Analyzed soil reflectance data in Landsat Thematic Mapper wavebands using the
Statistical Analysis System software package. Presented results at statistical
conference.
* Performed statistical evaluations of crop classification methods. Completed s
ystem
requirements study for a pattern recognition system.
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Previous positions include:
Digital Image Scientist, Technicolor Graphics - Earth Resources Observation Syst
em (EROS)
Data Center

LEARNING CREDENTIALS
PH.D. - COMPUTER SCIENCE & STATISTICS
Iowa State University
Dissertation: "Classification of Mixed Pixels in the Analysis of Remote Sensing
Data"
MASTER OF SCIENCE - GEOGRAPHY
Oregon State University
MASTER OF SCIENCE - COMPUTER SCIENCE
Iowa State University
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE - MATHEMATICS & COMPUTER SCIENCE
Iowa State University