I moved to southern California in April 2000, working for Raytheon. Worked on a number
of classified projects. For the most part, I liked to say that I built radars for fighter
jets. Radars use a *ton* of signal processing algorithms as well as "intelligent-systems" sorts
of things. I didn't know much of that upon graduating, but my education at Rose enabled
me to learn very quickly.
I recently (April 2007) started at Rockwell-Collins in Cedar Rapids, IA as a Sr.
Systems Engineer. My background in mathematics has given me a thorough understanding
of "why" things work. I've also found that, in general, engineers do not
like statistics and in engineering, stats are vitally important. I've done failure
analyses, algorithm development, population sampling criteria, technical performance
measures, and a number of other tasks which all involved knowing the math behind it