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Summary of Qualifications
Experienced, proven professional with core competencies in multiple arenas. Strong background in Mathematics,
Statistics, Communication Networks, and Performance Analysis. Performed at a high level in a management
position requiring the ability to work effectively in a fast paced, accuracy critical environment. Recently engaged
in intensive training for the A+, Network+ using IPV4, IPV6 and MCSE 2003 certifications. Seeking entry into
the IT industry which will allow for growth and utilization of my background in a technical career.
PhD, Electrical Engineering, Graduate School University Center/CUNY, 2002
1 Dissertation: “MPEG-2 VIDEO TRAFFIC MODELS AND THEIR IMPACT ON NETWORK DESIGN”
2 Registered at Library of Congress, Registration number TX 5-632-046
M.Phil, Electrical Engineering, Graduate School University Center/CUNY, 2000
ME, Electrical Engineering, City College of New York, 1996
BE, Electrical Engineering, City College of New York, 1992
BS, Physics/Mathematics, University of Science and Technology, Ghana, 1981
Certificate Program in Unix Systems C/C++ Programming, Pace University, 1997
1 Intensive hands-on 280-hour program covering the Unix Operating System, Networking with
TCP/IP, C programming to an advanced level and C++ in Unix Environment
Four internationally published papers on Video Traffic Modeling and Performance Analysis in 2001 and 2002.
1. C. Amo-Quarm, K. Sohraby, K. Ravindran. "A Relation Between Correlation and Effective Capacity",
"International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems", Florida, July
15-19, 2001, p306-311.
2. C. Amo-Quarm, M. Mezhoudi. "Capturing Scene-Changes in the Autoregressive Model", Communications
Networks and Distributed Systems Modeling and Simulation, San Antonio, Texas, January 27-31, 2002.
3. C. Amo-Quarm, M. Mezhoudi, K. Ravindran. "Improved Autoregressive Model," 2002 International Zurich
Seminar on Broadband Communications. February 19-21, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland.
4. C. Amo-Quarm. "Effective Capacity in Transition.", "2002 Intrnational Zurich Seminar on Broadband
Communications. February 19-21, ETH. Zurich, Switzerland.
Colorado Technical University, Denver CO
Adjunct Faculty-Computer Science Department
Taught C++ Programming
Adjunct Faculty at University of Colorado at Denver
Currently teaching Engineering Probability and Statisctics.
Adjunct Faculty at Metropolitan State College at Denver
Currently teaching Computer Nuts and Bolts
Adjunct Faculty at Community College of Denver
Currently teaching Algebra and Statistics
City College of New York, New York, NY
Adjunct Faculty – Computer Science Department
Taught Graduate Level Course in High Performance Networks at The City College of New York in the Computer
Science Department. Students used Opnet in network performance analysis.
Positions held while doing graduate work:
Lab Assistant – Multimedia Laboratory
Installed OS/2 operating system, TCP/IP and other multimedia software. Supervised projects and trouble shooting of
problems in various multimedia applications.
Research Assistant – Pico-Second Photoconductivity Laser Laboratory
Performed procedural start-up and shut-down of the Yag Laser and ensured stabilization of the laser beams for
research in pico-second photoconductivity.
Adjunct Lecturer – Electronic Design Laboratory
Supervised student projects in transistor and amplifier designs, and assisted students in troubleshooting.
Engineering Freshman Orientation Coordinator
Hired 13 instructors to teach the Engineering Freshmen Orientation classes a pilot project consisting of 400 students.
Organized meetings of instructors, library tours, engineering research lab tours, and wrote annual report to the Sloan
Foundation in support of the orientation pilot project.
NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION 1984 – 1993
Taught high school mathematics and physics at various schools in New York City including Peter Stuyvesant (Top
Western House Winners), A. Philip Randolph, Grover Cleveland, and Benjamin Cardozo.
Certifications : A+, Network+, CCNA (CSCO11098472)
Windows 4x, NT, 2000, XP, 2003 LAN/WAN’s UNIX
Installing/Troubleshooting XP/Server 2003 VPN’s TTS
Hardware/Software components Internet Protocols Tcl/Tk
TCP/IP, subnet masks Peripherals CIDR
Cisco Hubs, Routers & Switches Active Directory TFTP
Basic Network Design & Topologies DHCP, DNS RAS
FAT 16, 32, NTFS file systems Exchange Linux
C/C++ Programming languages Ghosting Spectrum
Q-PLUS Network Simulation software IIS/ISA Server UDP
TACACS (Cisco Security Server) Desktop Support Troubleshooting
Hensmann Training, Denver, CO 2006
MCSE 2003 Candidate
Immersed in intensive hands-on training program for the A+, Network+, MCSE 2003 Server, and CCNA
certifications. Performed extensive lab simulations relating to:
PC hardware and troubleshooting Software installation and troubleshooting
Network and Layer2 devices configuration, IP multicast and troubleshootingWindows XP Professional
Installation & Administration All issues relating to Server 2003 environment
IPV4 and IPV6: Used IPV4 and subnetting addressing scheme to set up six subnets with two servers and
several workstations and other peripherals and ensured connectivity. Repeated the same project using IPV6
addressing scheme. DHCP was used to dynamically supply IP addresses.
Successfully completed the A+, Network+ courses and the MCSE 2003 track; CCNA; currently holding the A+
and Network+ , CCNA certifications. Certification of MCSE in progress.
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Comcast IP Services, Denver, CO 2004 –
Manager - High Speed Data Forecasting Group
Led a group of 6 – 10 IT professionals responsible for modem counts, subscriber actuals, network capacity
forecasts, bandwidth per subscriber, and Plan Of Record subscriber metrics for a nationwide, converged
High-Speed Data/Voice//Internet business. Troubleshot faulty CMTS gear, managed escalation issues, and
participated in converged RAN design efforts for a Denver Transport system. Modeled national markets and
regional networks using Opnet for proactive capacity/traffic planning, corporate reporting, and operations.
Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, Holmdel, NJ
1998 - 2004
Staff Design Engineer - Advanced Technologies Division
Staff design engineer in an Advanced Multimedia Communications organization chartered with broadband R&D
engineering and professional services. Worked across organizational boundaries on numerous projects to generate
funding and exceed business unit objectives. Topics included network feasibility studies for business case design,
reliability studies, and correlation effect research for bandwidth allocation in network designs.
1 Core member of a highly motivated technology licensing team that advanced pico-class, GSM-based,
wireless base station technology in support of a strategic division investment. Developed a Graphical User
Interface for maintenance, upgrades, troubleshooting, and external Web Design. Efforts resulted in
successful reference designs and licensing revenue derived from US and Asian customers.
2 Developed Video Traffic and reliability models for GSM Cellular System and MPEG-2 Video Card
projects. Studied effect of correlation on bandwidth allocation and devised schemes to allow network
managers allocate adequate bandwidth in network designs (subsequently used within Lucent).
3 Led special studies of wireless applications for airports. Analyzed electrical cabling and signal strength
issues for airports, shopping malls, and commercial buildings. Implemented results of the study in a
wireless network project for airport premises.
4 Developed business cases for Ghana Telecom and Western Wireless Ghana Ltd (Westel) for network
improvement feasibility studies. Efforts attracted foreign investors in network expansion in Ghana.
5 Developed processes and requirements for a Lucent Part Numbering System in support of Supply Chain
strategies to reduce costs associated with component selection and procurement. Efforts resulted in
protocols that produced cost savings, reliability improvements, and process efficiencies for several business
6 C/C++ Programming: Used C/C++ programming language to develop a network queueing system to
determine network performance in terms of cell loss over an ATM platform. This was part of Mpeg-2 video
Available upon request