Douglas Boynton Quine, Ph.D.
A Creative Multi-Disciplinary Innovator and Problem Solver
with broad scientific, engineering and management experience in academic and business venues
|2010 to present||TRISKELION LTD., Bethel CT
Multi-disciplinary scientist, inventor, editor, and entrepreneur. Expertise includes innovation, research, creative problem solving, emerging technologies, energy conservation, healthcare, security consulting, expert testimony, management of literary and patent intellectual property rights portfolios.
|2006–2010||PITNEY BOWES ADVANCED CONCEPTS and TECHNOLOGY, Shelton CT
Fellow, Technology Laboratory
Basic and applied research, design and development of new mailstream systems including Secure Mail solutions.
|2002–2006||PITNEY BOWES ADVANCED CONCEPTS and TECHNOLOGY, Shelton CT
Principal Engineer, System Laboratory
Design and development of new systems in the broad areas of hard copy and digital messaging utilizing internal and external technologies in coordination with customer needs. Invent, design, and implement innovative solutions leading to new products and business opportunities.
|2000–2002||PITNEY BOWES docSENSE, Danbury CT
Product Guru, Digital Document Delivery
Invented, designed, and filed patents for innovative solutions in email communications, multiple channel (paper and electronic) message delivery, and Business to Employee communications leading to new products and business opportunities. Product manager for electronic bill presentment and payment (EBPP) and electronic statement presentment products. Managed development and test of new product prototype. Presented company capabilities to customers, industry analysts, stock analysts, and employees.
|1993–2000||PITNEY BOWES PRODUCTION MAIL, Danbury CT
Program Manager, Barcoding and Sorting Systems
Identified sources of leading technology, negotiated contracts, managed development of new mail sorting technologies with OEM vendors. Coordinated marketing and engineering of mail sorting equipment with sales and technical support organizations. Managed development of two generations of sorter product line. Initiated incoming international sorter system project for Madrid, Spain.
|1988–1993||MARTIN MARIETTA POSTAL SYSTEMS, Orlando FL, Chantilly VA, and Albuquerque NM
Staff Engineer (1988-1990) Senior Staff Engineer (1990-1993) with multiple roles
Postal automation systems engineer: managed software and documentation of prototype Delivery Barcode Sorter (DBCS); lead OCR R&D project, analyzed USPS automation requirements, helped design postal automation systems, analyzed BCR technology, prototyped parallel processing system for postal applications, debugged optics & mechanical design of USPS facer canceller prototype. Postal automation test manager: managed USPS field tests, analyzed, verified, and negotiated (saving over $280 million in the cost model) DBCS and Wide Area Bar Code Reader test results. Proposal manager/ author: wrote and managed postal automation technical proposals to USPS. New business technologist: coordinated USPS NPF sorter presence, edited video scripts; tracked postal news for senior staff.
|1984–1988||ILLINOIS NATURAL HISTORY SURVEY / UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, Champaign-Urbana IL
Associate Professional Scientist
Designed and developed Fortran-77 software to read Doppler radar data from multiple weather radar systems in multiple formats, display and analyze data, and convert to common format for storage. Developed tools to analyze patterns observed on weather radar scans to distinguish between weather and bird / insect targets. Managed MicroVAX system for the laboratory. Presented results to scientific and technical colleagues.
|1982–1984||TULANE MEDICAL SCHOOL, New Orleans LA
Assistant Research Professor, Pharmacology
Improved system and conducted auditory pharmacology tests to determine the effects of candidate drugs on the responses of auditory nerve fibers in animals for treatment of tinnitus. Invented and deployed microcomputer based single cell data capture, display, & recording system. Invented and deployed high speed low cost microcomputer upgrade for scintillation counter plotter.
|1979–1982||DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Post Doctoral Fellow / Research Associate
Developed computer programs, protocols, and computer controlled hardware interfaces for the generation and data recording of auditory tests for research into the physiology of hearing changes in Multiple Sclerosis. Tested multiple patients and published scientific findings.
|1973–1974||ROCKEFELLER UNIVERSITY, Field Research Center, Millbrook, New York
Studies of environmental acoustics in fields and forests in temperate and tropical environments. Analysis of the acoustical implications for the evolution of animal communication.
|1974–1979||CORNELL UNIVERSITY, Ithaca NY,
Ph.D. Neurobiology and Behavior
Outstanding Instructor award for excellence in teaching; research on homing pigeon navigation systems
Gage Fellowship; designed and built all test apparatus including electronics, acoustic systems, pigeon loft
|1969–1973||PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, Princeton NJ
Cannon Thesis Prize in Biology; Board of Directors Ivy Radio Network, DJ on WPRB-FM (#1 in Trenton NJ market)
initiated student membership in local rescue squad, taught over 300 students emergency first aid
Red Cross certified First Aid instructor (basic & advanced); Water Safety Instructor; Bonded locksmith
United States Patents
Patent Citations: 236 citations of my patents / patent applications by companies including: Abbott Point of Care, American Express Travel Related Services, AOL / America Online, AT&T / AT&T Delaware Intellectual Property / AT&T Intellectual Property, Bartex Research, BellSouth, Brandmail Solutions, Cameron Lanning Cormack, Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Cingular, Cisco Technology, Dell Computer, Delphi Technologies, eBay, Engate Technology, Foundation IP, Fujitsu, Genworth Financial, Hand Held Products, Hewlett-Packard / Hewlett Packard Development, Hitachi, Honeywell International, Hoover's, IBM, Infowave Software, Infratab, I-Stat, Invention Science Fund, K&M International, Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Kangnam-ku, Konica Minolta Systems Laboratory, Lashback, Leica Geosystems, Lockheed Martin, Lynch Marks, Matsushita Electric Works, McAfee, Message Level, MessageOne, Microsoft, Murata Kikai Kabushiki Kaisha, MX Logic Inc, NEC, Neopost, NMS Communications, Northrop Grumman, Nokia, Novell, NTT DoCoMo, Paksense, Panasonic, Pitney Bowes, QAS Limited, Research In Motion, Rightnow Technologies, Sendside Networks, SEVEN Networks, Siemens / Siemens AG/ Siemens Industry, Smart Caregiver, Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB, Sprint Spectrum, Stamps.com, Stanley Security, Teamon, TIP Communications, Toshiba, United Parcel Service, United Services Automobile Association - USAA, United States Postal Service, University of Pittsburgh, Xerox, Xobni, Yangaroo, Zoltar Systems
2008. Quine, W. V. Confessions of a Confirmed Extensionalist and Other Essays (Dagfinn Føllesdal & Douglas B. Quine, editors), Cambridge: Belknap Press, Harvard University, xi + 521 pp.
2008. Quine, W. V. Quine in Dialogue (Dagfinn Føllesdal & Douglas B. Quine, editors), Cambridge: Belknap Press, Harvard University, xi + 378 pp.
24 Postal Automation papers & notes (1987-present) in U.S. Stamps and Postal History, American Philatelist, US Specialist, Modern Postal History Journal, Linn's Stamp News, Auxiliary Markings, IDENT (Postal Mechanisation Study Circle)
17 Scientific Papers (1973-1988) in: J. Comparative Physiology, Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology, Archives of Neurology, Hearing Research, Brain, J. Neuroscience Method, Archives of. Otolaryngology, Canadian. J. Neurological Sciences
Quine (2001) "Improving the Effectiveness of Email Messaging."
Gardner & Quine (2000) "Improving the Speed & Accuracy of EBPP, ESP, and Employee Communications
Webmaster: Auxiliary Markings Club; Creator / Webmaster: Triskelion Ltd (postal terms glossary used by USPS & vendors; POSTNET / PLANET code online decoder); over 2,000,000 visits to date across all my web sites; TCP/IP Networking
Previous Technology Development
Doppler weather radar data converter & display program; Invented & deployed microcomputer single cell data capture, display, & recorder; also, high speed low cost microcomputer upgrade for scintillation counter plotter
Taught or assisted in 7 university biology courses including "Sensory Systems of Animals" which I developed
Seminars & Lectures
Over 60 scientific / business / technical lectures at universities, corporations, and conferences in the USA., Canada, UK, and Italy
Awards & Honors
- 2007. "Pitney Bowes Prism" award for leveraging diversity
- 2006. Connecticut Quality Improvement Award Partnership top gold "Innovation Prize"
- 2006. "Pitney Bowes One" Award for European Secure Mail facility
- 2001. quine.org: top Beatles discography web site on Google.com
- 2000. wvquine.org: Britannica Internet Guide award
- 1988. Collector's Club of Chicago Award: Best Research of Post WWII
- 1988. American Philatelic Society Research Medal
- 1988. American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors Gold Pin
- 1988. Milcopex Vermeil Medal in Philately
- 1984. Association for Research in Otolaryngology (elected member)
- 1983. Sigma Xi - Science Research Society (elected full member)
- 1980. New York Academy of Sciences (life member)
- 1978. Schuyler Gage Fellow in Animal Biology (Cornell University)
- 1978. Phi Kappa Phi honorary fraternity (elected member)
- 1977. War on Waste Award (Cornell University)
- 1976. Outstanding Instructor (Neurobiology & Behavior, Cornell University)
- 1973. Cannon Thesis Prize in Biology (Princeton University)
Offices Currently Held
Judge / Reviewer
- 2010- 2011 Judge, Connecticut Quality Improvement Award Partnership (Innovation Prize)
- 2009- 2012 Judge, Southern Connecticut Invitational Science & Engineering Fair
- 1988 ------ Animal Behaviour reviewer
- 1988 ------ Philatelic Judge, Illinois State Fair, Springfield, IL
- 1987 ------ University of Illinois Research Board reviewer
- 1986 ------ The Auk reviewer
- 1985 ------ Quarterly Review of Biology (1985) reviewer
- 1983 ------ National Science & Engineering Research Council Canada reviewer
- 1982 ------ National Science Foundation reviewer
- 1981- 1982 Reviewer: Science
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