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Electrical engineer with masters

San Francisco, CA, 94118
November 11, 2009

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Christopher J. Fong

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Columbia University, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science; New York, NY

Masters of Science, Biomedical Engineering; GPA: 3.37; May 2007

California State University, Sacramento; Sacramento, CA

Bachelor of Science, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, minor in Physics; GPA: 3.61; Cum laude; December 2005


Lifewave, inc.; North Highlands, CA (January 2008 – Present)

-Stroke Volume Monitoring

Developed algorithm in MATLAB to detect relative changes in stroke volume, heart rate and respiratory rate

Designed schematics and PCB layouts for many sensor prototypes; Assembled, tested and calibrated electronics

Implemented algorithm on an embedded processor to be used for sensor prototypes

-CPR pulse monitoring

Created algorithm in MATLAB to detect the presence or absence of a palpable carotid pulse to 95% sensitivity

Algorithm was tested on sensor data from an animal model

-Fetal Monitoring for Heart Rate and Gross Movement

Modeled algorithm in MATLAB to detect fetal heart rate in fetuses in their third trimester

-Protoype enhancements

Designed pulse generator circuits to improve shape and amplitude of RF pulses

Made improvements to receiver circuit design to improve SNR and sensitivity

Implemented different PCB design techniques to reduce the level of ground bounce of the entire system

Biophotonics and Optical Radiology Laboratory at Columbia University; New York, NY (January 2006 – May 2007)

-Digital Optical Imaging System for Detection of Breast Cancer

Designed a LABVIEW GUI for data acquisition cards to access, send and receive data to system’s DSP

Designed schematic and PCB for the glue logic of the data acquisition and optical control

Created board layouts for data acquisition card connection to instrument and glue logic board

-Digital Optical Imaging System for Tomography of the Finger and Small Animals

Troubleshooting for laser modulation, optical switch logic, laser driver configuration, and power distribution

Constructed several different boards and verified boards functionality


Y. Li, A. M. Bur, C.J. Fong, M.L. Flexman, R.A. Abdi, R.L. Barbour, A.H. Hielscher, “Design of a Digital Optical Tomography System for Dynamic Breast Imaging,” Optical Society of America (OSA) Topical Meeting on Biomedical Optics, St. Petersburg, FL, March 16-20, 2008.

J.M. Lasker, J.M. Masciotti, Y. Li, C. Fong, A.H. Hielscher, “Dynamic optical tomographic imager with optimized digital lock-in filtering,” in Diffuse Optical Imaging of Tissue,Proc. of SPIE-OSA Biomedical Optics, SPIE Vol. 6629, 662903-1 to 662903-11 (2007)290N-10 (2007).


Applications: Matlab, Cadence, Eclipse, Code Composer, Microchip IDE, Labview, Simulink,, Allegro, Express PSB, Eagle, Visual DSP, GID, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Schedule, and Visio

Programming Languages: C, C++, Python

Operating Systems: Windows and Linux Red Hat

Lab Equipment: Oscilloscope (Analog and Digital), Spectrum Analyzer, Function Generator, and Optical Power Meter


-Received the 2006 Senior of the Year award from the Electrical Engineering department at Sacramento State

-Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honor Society- Positions at Sacramento State University: President, Vice President, Philanthropy Chair, and Bid Committee Chair. Chief Advisor at Columbia University.

-Engineering Graduate Student Council - Biomedical Engineering department representative

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