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————    THOMAS D. WASON,PH.D.    ————

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Raleigh, NC 27605 USA
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My experience includes experimential psychology, the neurosciences, technology, international Internet applications specifications development, and applications. I have been a reviewer for the National Science Foundation on the National Science Digital Library many times. I have experience in displays, digital and analog electronics including custom chip design, optoelectronics, medical technology, and mechanics. I am the inventor or co-inventor on 14 US and 4 foreign patents including visual and auditory displays. I have experience in academia and large and small corporations.

————    EDUCATION    ————

Ph.D., Experimental Psychology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 1993.
       Dissertation:Construction and evaluation of a three-dimensional display from a two-dimensional projection surface based on theoretic considerations of metrification and affine space.
M.S., Experimental Psychology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 1983.
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, 1964

————    CAREER HISTORY    ————

North Carolina State University,Visiting Scientist, The Meitzen Laboratory, Dept. of Biological Sciences, 2017 - Present.

Theoretical/Computational Neuroscientist. Modeling of the operations of the cortex, thalamus and thalamic reticular nucleus.

Independent investigator: neurosciences, Raleigh, NC, 1969 - Present.

Modeling of the visual system: cortical and subcortical mechanisms related to coherence, phase and synchrony in visual perception, memory, recognition and recall.
Modeling of the properties and function of the axon initial segment.

Consultant, Raleigh, NC, 2009 - Present.

E_Learning R&D, metadata and taxonomy development, digital resource management
   Macmillan Publishing: Bedford, Freeman and Worth Publishing Group.

Intelligent Automation, Inc., Senior Scientist, Education and Training Technology Division, Jan. 2007 - Nov. 2009.

Investigated the use of Worked with the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative CoLab on SCORM e-learning standards use, development of e-learning tools and agent-based simulations.

Teleologic Learning Company, LLC, Learning Architect, and the
Center for Advanced Learning, Inc. (offshoot of TLC), Staff Scientist, 2003-2006.

Methods for online course development, taxonomy and metadata system development, organizational systems for online course development.

IEEE Industrial Standards and Technology Organization, Consultant, 2002-2003.

Editor for Liberty Alliance Project Web services architecture (WSA) standards. Extensive international travel.

IMS Project of Educause/IMS Global Learning Consortium, Inc. (www.imsglobal.org), Meta-Data Lead, 1999-2001.

Development of specifications and XML-Schemas for the IMS e-learning standards. Liaison with numerous governmental, educational and standards communities in both the US and in the international communities. Development of specifications for metadata, taxonomies. Extensive international travel.

Institute for Academic Technology (IAT) of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1996-1998.

Director of Research and Evaluation, 1998.

Thoughtbytes, Founding Partner, 1994-1996.

Interactive Multimedia Program Content Development. IBM Business Partner.

Wason Consulting, Raleigh, NC, 1993-1996.

Human-computer interaction, medical, neurophysiological and audio equipment development.

Cardiovascular Diagnostics, 1992-1993. Vice President of Development.

Led development of a product for bedside testing of blood coagulation time. The product incorporated, electronics, meachanics, embedded computers, software and biochemistry. I initiated, planned and evaluated a clinical trial.

Over 20 years experience in technology R&D.

R&D management, display technologies, software, electronics, custom integrated circuits, sensor technologies, networks, optoelectronics and industrial automation (Allotech, Texas Instruments, RCA).
Publications and Patents

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