Mr. Patrick H. Stakem has extensive professional hands-on experience in management and development of high technology projects. He is a Senior Staff Engineer at QSS Group, supporting NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. He has implemented Beowulf computing clusters to support computationally intensive data processing. He initiated and led the FlightLinux Project, a NASA-sponsored effort to apply the gnu/Linux operating system to the embedded computers on spacecraft.
He will host the development environment and provide high-level guidance to the existing, LERP - Linux Embedded Robotics Package In the LERP project, the MZ104 embedded 6808 device controller. The Linux-based processor will run higher-order packages based on Logo, Java, or other languages, while the 6808 board is limited to assembler or BASIC.
Mr. Stakem has also taught for the Graduate school at Loyola College since 1988. He teaches courses in Systems Integration, 80x86 and 680x0 assembly language, Computer Architecture and Design, Digital Communications, and Networking. He developed and teaches course in RISC Architecture, and wrote the class text, which is now in use worldwide. He initiated, designed, and implemented a 64-node parallel processor based on the Transputer. He oversees student independent study, projects, and theses, and advises on key technology, and testbeds selected hardware/software. He is involved in Strategic planning for mainstreaming cutting edge technology into the curriculum.
Mr. Stakem has a BSEE from Carnegie Mellon University, and Masters of Science from Johns Hopkins University in Applied Physics and Computer Science. He began his computer career in 1966 with mainframes, and worked on an early node of the ARPAnet. He is a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Embedded Linux Journal Contest Finalists.
Mr. Stakem has 42 years of NASA Systems Engineering and spacecraft support Earth orbiting, STS-based, and planetary missions. He has Management and development of high technology projects advanced information architectures, Cloud computing and virtualization, disruptive technology; paradigm shifts; Embedded systems in extreme environments; transportation and communications infrastructure; Hands-on from missile guidance computers of the 1960's to Android development. Software and systems requirements analysis, life cycle support; post-mortem and failure analysis; hands-on experience.
High Performance computation-communication systems; Grand Challenge class problems; initiation and operation of R&D labs; hardware/software/FPGA test bed facilities, Software safety and security. FMEA; root cause; operational support of space missions PC's, workstations, tablets, large scale systems, Internet, World Wide Web. COTS operating systems; VxWorks, Integrity, and Linux, BSD, DOS, Windows, CP/M, Unix; Beowulf clusters; computer languages, assembly, application packages, FPGA/SoC technology Autonomous robotic systems/telerobotics; robotic swarms; computational and communication technology
Courtesy of Moderator Patrick H. Stakem a Senior Systems Engineer supporting NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.