Steve Schaefer
my email address is mathrec at this domain

4670 Pannonia Rd.
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Home: 760.729.5352
Work: 760.729.6372
Cell: 760.420.7357
2003 – Present ViaSat, Inc.
6155 El Camino Real
Carlsbad, CA 92009-1699
Engineer, System Test and Integration
2002 – 2003 MiraCosta College
One Barnard Drive
Oceanside, CA 92056
Mathematics Professor
2000 – 2001 Dashbit Incorporated
6010 Cornerstone Court, Suite 110
San Diego, CA 92121
Product Manager
1997 – 2000 Rhythms Net Connections
8787 Complex Drive
San Diego, CA 92123
Systems Engineer
1994 – 1997 GST Telecommunications
4317 NE Thurston Way
Vancouver, WA 98662
Senior Network Engineer;
Account Executive
1988 – 1994 TACAN Corporation
2330 Faraday Ave
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Staff Scientist
1987 – 1988 Princeton University
Physics Department
Princeton, NJ 08544
Research Associate
2002Cerritos College: Fundamentals of Online Courses (six-week course)
2000Hill Associates DataComm/2000 in-depth training series: Frame Relay, ATM Technologies & DSL Technologies
1995Cascade Frame Relay Configuration and Management training (B-STDX 9000)
1994Fujitsu SONET training: SONET specifications and implementation and FLM-series Fujitsu equipment
1993University of San Diego: Hazardous Waste Management (12-week course)
1988Ph.D. Princeton University (Physics)
1982B.S. University of Illinois (Liberal Arts and Sciences with concentrations in Mathematics and Physics)

Amplified Résumé

ViaSat, Inc.  —  Engineer, System Test and Integration
Lead test engineer on a program developing satellite modems for mobile communications.

MiraCosta College  —  Adjunct Professor, Mathematics Department
Taught Calculus with Applications; Statistics; College Algebra. All courses have been delivered using traditional classroom methods. I have made use of graphing calculators in all classes during lectures. In College Algebra I have explicitly integrated the graphing calculator into student activities including assignments quizzes and tests. Each class has used a Blackboard web site for student communication and supplemental material. I developed online quizzes for College Algebra in order to free more interactive classroom time.

Dashbit Incorporated  —  Product Manager
Developed a product strategy for Internet topology measurement through a globally distributed network. Focused the company on clear achievable goals within resource constraints. Coded initial user interface using Perl scripts communicating with Apache web server and C++ daemons. Provided ongoing development of topology models and measurement techniques including filed patents.

Rhythms NetConnections  —  Systems Engineer
Provided engineering and troubleshooting during the initial DSL network deployment. Later, as a full-time member of the sales team, I educated customers on the network architecture and operation, and engineered ATM and Layer3 interfaces to connect those customers to the DSL network. I hired and trained a team of Systems Engineers to support the growing deployment in California. As Rhythms grew nationally, I continued to train new Systems Engineers throughout the Western U.S.

GST Telecommunications  —  Senior Network Engineer; Account Executive
Provided route planning and network design during the initial construction of the fiber-optic network in Southern California. Negotiated and planned building entrance facilities and street-level fiber construction, and specified SONET systems. Developed key accounts and vertical markets as an account executive. At the end of 1995, I transfered to the data engineering group. I continued to develop ISP markets, including customer management, sales engineering, product development, product management, network engineering, negotiation of vendor relationships, and network operations. Equipment experience included Fujitsu SONET equipment, channel banks and associated telecom interfaces, Cisco and other routers, Xylan OmniSwitch, Cascade Frame Relay and ATM equipment, network management systems including HP OpenView.

TACAN Corporation  —  Research Scientist
Managed existing contracts and brought in new contracts through DoD SBIR program. Transitioned an optical microassembly technology developed in a series of Government contracts to commercial sales for the manufacture of medical devices. Technology areas included optical microassembly, optoelectronic materials and devices, and neural networks. Mathematical modeling projects included design of optical elements using simulated annealing and design of semiconductor structures using numerical integration of electronic wavefunctions.

Princeton University  —  Research Associate
During completion of my Ph.D. I was a regular employee of Princeton University as a Research Associate. Work included design and configuration of custom electronics, computer data acquisition and analysis and use of free-standing laser systems.

Polymer modulators for broadband communications, S.R. Schaefer and W.J. Swafford, SPIE 2025, 460 (1993)
Application of the simulated annealing algorithm to the generation of binary holographic elements for the connection of single-mode structures, R.K. Bättig, D.J. Toms, S.R. Schaefer, and C.C. Guest, Applied Optics 31, 1059 (1992)
Evaluation of a modular fiber optic assembly technique based on the results from directional couplers, S.R. Schaefer, L.J. Gentilcore, and M.M. Salour, SPIE 1334, 161 (1990)
Determination of spin-exchange parameters between optically pumped rubidium and 83Kr, S.R. Schaefer, G.D. Cates, and W. Happer, Phys. Rev. A 41, 6063 (1990)
Frequency shifts of the magnetic-resonance spectrum of mixtures of nuclear spin-polarized noble gasses and vapors or spin-polarized alkalai-metal atoms, S.R. Schaefer, G.D. Cates, Ting-Ray Chien, W. Happer, and T.G. Walker, Phys. Rev. A 39, 5613 (1989)
Spin relaxation in gases due to inhomogeneous static and oscillating magnetic fields, G.D. Cates, D.J. White, Ting-Ray Chien, S.R. Schaefer, and W. Happer, Phys. Rev. A 38, 5092 (1988)
Relaxation of spins due to field inhomogeneities in gaseous samples at low magnetic fields and low pressures, G.D. Cates, S.R. Schaefer, and W. Happer, Phys. Rev. A 37, 2877 (1988)
Coherent interactions of the polarized nuclear spins of gaseous atoms with the container walls, Z. Wu, S. Schaefer, G. Cates, and W. Happer, Phys. Rev. A 37, 1161 (1988)
Polarization of the nuclear spins of noble-gas atoms by spin-exchange with optically pumped alkalai-metal atoms, W. Happer, E. Miron, S. Schaefer, W.A. van Wijngaarden, and X. Zeng, Phys. Rev. A 29, 3092 (1984)
Observation of the lowest triplet transitions 3Σ+g3Σ+u in Na2 and K2, J. Huennekens, S. Schaefer, M. Ligare, and W. Happer, J. Chem. Phys. 80, 4794 (1984); Erratum: J. Chem. Phys. 83, 915 (1985)

5,119,448 Modular micro-optical systems and methods of making such systems, Stephen R. Schaefer and James H. Bechtel, June 2, 1992
5,001,937 Optically based torsion sensor, James H. Bechtel and Stephen R. Schaefer, March 26, 1991