Dr. Paula A. Matuszek

205 Paoli Pike, Malvern, PA 19355
H: 610-647-9789 W: 484-995-2513

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  A senior level position that combines my background and skills in intelligent systems, effective management, and communication, applying innovative technology to interesting problems.

Aug '75: Doctor of Philosophy, Educational Psychology
University of Texas, Austin, TX
Jun '85: Master of Science, Computer Science
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Jun '69: Bachelor of Science, Psychology
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Oct '97 –   
Feb '09:
Director, Knowledge and Information Discovery Systems
GlaxoSmithKline, King of Prussia, PA
  • At GlaxoSmithKline, explored new computer science technologies relevant to pharmaceutical research and implemented prototypes for promising systems.
  • Developed text mining systems to extract information from unstructured scientific and medical literature; established company-wide use of a wiki to foster information sharing; piloted advanced search interface to improve the search experience for corporate documents; prototyped an information integration system which used ontology-based domain models, data source wrappers and mediators to find and integrate information; explored usefulness of 3D virtual worlds in a corporate environment.
  • Identified relevant technologies, designed prototypes, and managed implementation, including staffing and budget. Assessed value of the technologies to the corporation, and transitioned successful pilots to a production group.
  • Effectively communicated the technologies and the results to professionals at all levels of the corporation, in multiple locations and from many backgrounds.
  • Led GSK team in joint research efforts with the University of Pennsylvania and Lockheed Martin Corporation. Provided domain expertise and customer focus, managed GSK personnel and tasks, communicated results internally and externally.
Sep '86 –   
Adjunct Professor
Villanova University, Villanova, PA
  • Adjunct professor for the Villanova University graduate computer science program.
  • Develops and teaches graduate-level computer science courses in cutting edge topics: software reengineering, web and text mining, natural language processing, ontologies. Teaches the graduate level artificial intelligence course, supervises independent study and masters thesis students, drawing on her work experience to make her courses relevant and effective.
  • Receives high evaluations from her students both for the stimulation her courses provide and for her communication with and support for students.
  • Serves on the department Graduate Studies Committee, which reviews program and curriculum decisions and issues and makes recommendations. Served on the committee that designed a new masters program in software engineering.
Jun '85 –   
Oct '97:
Lockheed Martin and predecessors, Paoli, PA
  • Hired and managed personnel, wrote successful grant proposals, designed and implemented complex systems, communicated with management and customers.
  • Managed software projects in the area of intelligent systems, including an intelligent maintenance assistant for complex postal equipment and a knowledge-based system to facilitate software reuse.
  • Motivated staff and managed requirements and budget to complete these projects on time and within requirements; consistently received high evaluations from supervisors, supervisees, and customers.
Sep '79 –   
May '85:
Assistant Professor
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
  • As a member of the school psychology faculty, taught and conducted research in school psychology, developed and taught educational psychology classes on computer use in schools for teachers, and supervised school psychology student interns.
  • Maintained license as a school psychologist, provided school psychology services on a contract basis to surrounding school districts.
Jun '75 –   
Jun '79:
Researcher, Office of Research and Evaluation
Austin Independent School District, Austin, TX
  • Designed and carried out educational research and evaluation projects assessing effectiveness of programs at school and district level.
  • Supervised masters and PhD level evaluators, managed budgets and deliverables, and communicated with school personnel, members of the school board, and the general public.
Sep '74 –   
May '76:
Instructor, Department of Educational Psychology
University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
  • Taught courses in Educational Statistics and in Educational Tests and Measurements to students in the College of Education.
  • Explored innovative ways to convey complex concepts such as probability to a mathematically unsophisticated audience, and focused on how educational tests can be of use to the classroom teacher.
  Dr. Lillian Cassel, Professor; Director – Graduate Program in Computing Sciences
   Villanova University
  Dr. Robert Beck, Professor and Chair, Computing Sciences Department
   Villanova University
  Dr. Howard Bilofsky, Senior Fellow
   Univ of Pennsylvania – School of Engineering and Applied Science
  Mr. Richard Fritzson, Information Architect
   SunGard Higher Education
  Mr. Evan Sandhaus, Semantic Technologist
   New York Times
  Additional References Available on Request from: Paula.Matuszek@gmail.com