Mark A. Ruzon
116 Granada Dr.
Mountain View, CA 94043

Research and Work Experience:

Computer Science Department, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, Fall 1994 through Spring 2000:
With Prof. Carlo Tomasi I conduct research in computer vision, specifically on the use of distributions of pixel colors to model image regions for performing low-level tasks such as edge and corner detection and boundary representation.

NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, Summer 1997 through Fall 1999:
Designed and implemented vision algorithms for detecting layers in rock formations and segmenting "geologically interesting" regions of texture for future unmanned missions to Mars.

IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA, Summer 1995:
Worked on shape representations for the Query By Image Content (QBIC) image database project.

USC Advanced Computer Architecture Lab, Los Angeles, CA, Spring 1992 through Spring 1994:
Participated in a number of projects, including automatic detection of runways from satellite photos, functional testing of microprocessors, and translation of chip specifications from PALASM to VHDL.

Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, summers of 1990, 1991, 1993, and 1994:
Designed, implemented, and maintained graphics, interface, and database programs for ENPEP, a macroeconomic forecast package for Third World countries, administered by the International Atomic Energy Agency.




Joliet Catholic High School, Joliet, IL, 1986-90 (valedictorian)
University of Southern California, 1990-94 (salutatorian)
B.S. Computer Science; Minor, Mathematics; 3.99 GPA
Stanford University, 1994-2000
M.S. Computer Science, 1997
Ph.D. Computer Science, 2000