Problem Solver

Howard Pautz

Areas Howard Pautz is Knowledgeable in:

Research and Development. Also very good at designing new things from the idea. Process engineering - getting "inside" the systems to improve them. Computers on internet, remote control systems. Writing in any field, tech and science preferred. Android, iOS (iPhone/ipad), windows phone and tablets.

Techniques Howard Pautz Uses:

Deep analysis; what-if / worst-case / best-case scenarios; creative day-dreaming; brainstorming; stepping way out of the box: how does "it" look as if you're seeing it for the first time. Imagining how it should work, then empirical trial and error, retry, e.g., Agile Development.

Howard Pautz's Problem Solving Skills:

  1. mathematics - computer modeling, non-euclidean geometry, vectors, tensors, complex number theory
  2. technical drawing/CAD - mechanical, architectural, blueprints, electrical/electronic schematics, ladder, flow, logic
  3. robotics - familiar with PLCs, micro controllers, automation, HMI
  4. construction - remodeling expert
  5. design - wide ranging experiences due to all other skills
  6. engineering - electrical - electronics experience, audio, control systems, multi-year technician,
  7. acoustical - trained sound recording engineer
  8. astrophysics - amateur astronomer
  9. technical writing - professional technical editing experience, published technical articles, translator
  10. computer science - programmer, multiple skills, 35 years experience ... can make a computer do almost anything

Howard Pautz's Problem Solving Experience:

  1. Problem: how to get old IBM mainframe "green screens" to web server system for multi-million dollar project. Solution: used various products from several vendors in unique configurations to provide seamless web page transactions.
  2. Problem: too much noise and too little privacy in a medical clinic. Solution: Developed and implemented novel reduction construction techniques for each specific problem area using state-the-art sound recording studio construction materials in unusual ways.
  3. Problem: converted a run-down school to a high-quality medical clinic using as little resources as possible. Solution: extensive materials research coupled with much hands on work and direct supervision of labor (as opposed to contractors doing the work).
  4. Problem: how to make a telescope follow objects when you don't know the math and the telescope doesn't have motors to move. Solution: Learn from the Ancient Greeks - Constructed various micro controller-driven servos and feedback sensors which then moved the telescope at different speeds, manually adjusting the speed until it tracks the object correctly. Gathered the servo speed data by logging speed/position sensors to a computer. Then used integral calculus to determine the object's speed and position. New servo driver software then written to feed the data back into the telescope's newly built servos, to move it to track objects automatically.
  5. Problem: how do Einsteins relativistic equations work in a non-euclidean space? Solution: learn enough of his tensor equations and enough of the non-euclidean space metrics to map one 4d space into the other. (This has never been done before, to my knowledge.)