Michael J. Markowski

Education University of Delaware, Newark, DE
PhD, Civil Engineering, 2008 (transportation engineering).
PhD, Computer Science, 1998 (real time wireless protocols).
MS, Electrical Engineering, 1988 (digital electronics design).
BS, Computer Science, 1985.
Professional Skills
  • Areas of Expertise:
    • RF comms and electronic warfare,
    • Simulation of complex systems,
    • Science and engineering software development,
    • Transportation engineering,
    • Computer networks.
  • Technical: Unix-like OSes, EE lab equipment.
  • Languages: Python, C/C++, Java, bash, assembly, others.
  • Packages: Numpy, Scipy, Matlab, TIREM, Opnet.
  • Active DoD Security Clearance.
Work Experience
2014-present US Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
Electronics Engineer

Lab lead, communications electronic warfare and laboratory based vulnerability testing of transceivers. Automated software written in Python and bash. Software defined radio design of jammers written in Python and Matlab.

Machine learning for waveform recognition and classification as precursor to intelligent attack. Prototyped with Matlab then written using Python Scikit-learn. Preliminary exploration with Google TensorFlow.

Extensive use and SCPI programming of standard laboratory electronic measurement instrumentation.

Research with US Department of Transportation and National Telecommunications and Information Administration on 802.11p-based Dedicated Short Range Communications for vehicular communications.

2013-2014 US Army CERDEC, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
Chief Engineer

One of five Chief Engineers in Space and Terrestrial Communications Directorate, made up of approximately 600 technical staff.

Chief engineer of division of approximately 110 engineers and computer scientists specializing in systems engineering, architecture, modeling and simulation.

Monitor and oversee programs, budgets, progress, and eventual products. Report to senior management and act as technical consultant to division staff.

2005-2013 US Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
Electronics Engineer

Team lead of group modeling RF propagation in tactical environment. Model utilizes WGS84 earth model, RF/terrain interactions, 3D antenna far-field radiation patterns, and noise and jamming,s to calculate link budget and probability of link availability. Model continues to support semi-annual tests and exercises involving thousands of personnel. Model overview published in IEEE MILCOM 2012.

Senior developer of simulator development in support of Congressionally mandated survivability and lethality studies of weapons and vehicles.

2001-2008 Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Graduate Student (Part Time)

Simulate pedestrian traffic flow using a combination of agent based and cellular automaton based approaches. Simulated pedestrians learn from their environment and make decisions based on their knowledge. Goals are to both develop rule sets that realistically model pedestrian and group behavior, and to develop a pedestrian simulator that can be used by planners and engineers. Research funded by Chodai, Co., Ltd.

Perform traffic simulation studies using cellular automata to model complex traffic flow. Joint research with Kyoto University, Japan. Goal is to more accurately predict traffic flow with microscale simulations and use this knowledge to dynamically improve traffic conditions. See http://udel.edu/~mm/traffic.

Above written in Java and C. GPA 4.0.

1990-2000 US Naval Reserve
Engineering Duty Officer, LT

EDO School at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, CA; Treasure Island Naval Base, San Francisco, CA.

Provided shipboard weapon system support at Philadelphia Naval Base, PA; Mayport Naval Station, FL.

1998-2005 Information Technologies, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Systems Programmer
General IT related software development using C, tcl, Java, shell scripts. Position supported civil engineering graduate studies detailed above.
1991-1998 US Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
Electronics Engineer

Design and evaluation of real-time wireless protocols. Numerical results of analytic models closely matched Opnet simulations. Simulator received award (see Awards below).

Was also involved in design and development of real-time, triggered, distributed data base implemented on a wireless LAN for battlefield communication. Goal is to reduce friendly fire.

Developer of BRL-CAD, a solid modeling package. Models can be raytraced with various segments of electromagnetic spectrum, not just visible light. Used for Desert Storm target studies.

Developed computer graphics code for liquid injection molding simulations. Used in Apache helicopter development.

Above written in C and C++.

1988-1991 US Army Combat Systems Test Activity, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
Electronics Engineer

Developed and fielded digital hardware and software systems to test and evaluate effectiveness of variety of conventional weapons.

Project technical leader to improve kill-rate of entire army fleet of M1A1 battle tanks prior to Desert Storm.

Project technical leader, contractor technical point of contact for development of computer based automated generator testing system.

Designed and developed DSP software, and modified hardware for simultaneous tracking of supersonic projectiles on up to four firing ranges.

Designed circuit board and wrote C driver software for a board that monitors IEEE 1553 data bus in M1A2 battle tanks. Boards were later mass produced.

Written in C and assembly language.

1986-1988 Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Teaching Assistant

Was TA for digital signal processing, analog circuit design, digital circuit design, and microprocessor labs.

1985-1986 Unisys, Paoli, PA
Associate Engineering Programmer

Designed and developed code for air traffic control system, Mode S.

One of three team members responsible for a subsystem's detail design. Subsystem monitors alarm conditions such as airplane landing on wrong runway, imminent collision, etc.

Written in C.

``Cohda DSRC Transceiver Performance,'' Michael Markowski, Steven Day, Henry Deaton, Alexis Sietins, John Tipton, ARL Technical Report, forthcoming 2017.
``DSRC Transceiver Performance Under Interference,'' Michael Markowski, Nigel Chike, ARL Technical Report, forthcoming 2017.
``Modeling Mobile Network Connectivity in the Presence of Jamming,'' Andrej Bevec, Peter Bothner, Ikechi Chike, Michael Markowski, Michael Masciulli and Welles Still, IEEE Proceedings of MILCOM 2012, October 2012.
``Simulating Relaxed Pedestrian Behavior'' Michael Markowski and Ardeshir Faghri, Proceedings of the TRB, National Academies January 2009.
``Simulation of Pedestrian Interactions'' Michael Markowski and Shinya Kikuchi, Proceedings of the ASCE Annual Meeting and Symposium, October 2004.
``Application of Cellular Automata to Transportation'' Michael Markowski, Transportation Research Board, January 2003.
``Fully Distributed Wireless Transmission of Heterogeneous Real-Time Data,'' Michael J. Markowski and Adarshpal S. Sethi, IEEE Proceedings of VTC 1998, May 1998.
``Blocked and Free Access Real-Time Splitting Protocols,'' Michael J. Markowski and Adarshpal S. Sethi, Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering, Special Issue on Real-Time Engineering, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., December 1997.
``Real-Time Wireless Communication using Splitting Protocols,'' Michael J. Markowski and Adarshpal S. Sethi, IEEE Proceedings of GLOBECOM 1997, November 1997.
``Wireless MAC Protocols for Real-Time Battlefield Communications,'' Michael J. Markowski and Adarshpal S. Sethi, IEEE Proceedings of MILCOM 1997, November 1997.
``Evaluation of Wireless Soft Real-Time Protocols,'' Michael J. Markowski and Adarshpal S. Sethi, IEEE Proceedings of RTAS 1996. June 1996.
Other Activities Have written great variety of software making use of various programming techniques and packges, including: SNMP agent/proxy-agent with ISODE package; sockets/pipes based client/servers using TCP or UDP; interfaced external object-oriented software with Opnet; lex/yacc-based parsers; Unix device drivers; LaTeX style and class files; LaTeX bibliography style files.
Created several web sites featured in computer magazines and on tv in Europe, Asia, and North America.
Amateur radio operator. Earned FCC's highest amateur license, the Amateur Extra Class.
Awards and Honors
1990-present Multiple commendations, Department of the Army, for exemplary performance on various projects.
1998 PhD dissertation chosen as Department of Computer and Information Sciences outstanding dissertation of the year.
1997 Visiting Scientist at University of Delaware, Department of Computer and Information Sciences. Joint research with faculty in various areas of real-time protocol design, simulation, and analysis.
1997 Modeling Excellence Award, from Mil 3, Inc. for outstanding modeling and simulation design using Opnet.
1981-1985 Four year William H. Heald Scholarship for undergraduate study.
References Available upon request.