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David Southard


Principal Software Engineer, Charles River Analytics

Location: Cambridge MA


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Advanced product development, system architecture, algorithms, user interfaces, 3D graphics, image processing, and data visualization. Safety-critical applications, entrepeneurial ventures, as well as government research, and defense industries. History of innovation including patents and technical publications. Innovated early experiments with virtual environments, visual simulation of actual terrain and mission rehearsal. Scientific computation, data analysis, and sensor systems. Operates successfully as a project manager, team leader or as an individual contributor.

Work experience

Charles River Analytics, Principal Software Engineer
April 2017 - Present, Cambridge, MA, US
Charles River Analytics delivers intelligent systems that transform our customers' data into mission-relevant tools and solutions to support critical assessment and decision-making. Charles River continues to grow its technology, customer base, and strategic alliances through research and development programs for the DoD, DHS, NASA, and the Intelligence Community. We address a broad spectrum of mission areas and functional domains, including sensor and image processing, situation assessment and decision aiding, human systems integration, cyber security, human-robot interaction, and robot localization and automation.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Technical Staff
February 2011 - March 2017, Lexington, MA, US
The Homeland Protection mission supports the nation's security by innovating technology and architectures to help prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, to reduce the vulnerability of the nation to terrorism, to minimize the damage from terrorist attacks, and to facilitate recovery from either man-made or natural disasters. The broad sponsorship for the mission area spans the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, and other federal, state, and local entities.


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