Roopa Vasan

Roopa Vasan

Title
Image Processing/Electrical Engineer
Organization
KeyW Corporation
Location
DC
Roopa Vasan
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Biography

I graduated from Ohio State University in Electrical and Computer Engineering, specializing in Signal Processing and Electromagnetics. My passion has been in medical imaging however with the opportunities in the job market upon graduation, I went into defense. I have been working on Airborne Radar platforms mainly on Synthetic Aperture Radar - an imaging mode. I have had various assignments from algorithm development to going out into the field and flight testing a radar capability to verify that what you designed actually works! Flight testing has brought on some fun experiences but one memorable experience was being the co-pilot (for 10 minutes) of a DC-3, an old World War II aircraft. As part of my graduate school program, I fulfilled my medical imaging passion by pairing up with a professor in medical imaging to research detecting cancer in mammogram images. It was a rewarding experience, and I am very thankful that I had that opportunity. I've been working with a small team for almost 6 years and have worn many hats. My week can go from proposal writing to algorithm development. With my work and internship experience, I realized that I enjoy working in a small team atmosphere. My hobbies include traveling, hiking, running races/soccer/volleyball, teaching my dog new tricks, sports, and exploring the city with my husband.