Leading Our Company

The BIRD project team is led by Dr. Jolanta I. Soos, chief technology officer of Brimrose Corporation of America, and Dr. Moisey Bernstein, founder and chief technology officer of File X.

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Dr. Soos has played an essential role in the growth and development of Brimrose. She currently directs the Acousto-Optics Components division and has been principal investigator on various U.S. government research contracts for the company in addition to her responsibilities directing the Brimrose portion of the BIRD Foundation award. She has been responsible for developing acousto-optic devices and AOTF based spectrometers and hyperspectral imagers at Brimrose.  She is the author of 15 papers in the acousto-optics area. Dr. Soos has led a team to design and fabricate the first single element, 2-D acousto-optic laser beam deflector.  Also, using a variation of this device, she has developed a 2-D acousto-optic binary matrix multiplier system.  Her theoretical background in this area enables new devices to be designed as well as fabricated for commercial utilization at Brimrose.  Dr. Soos received her Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University in Materials Science and Engineering.

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Dr. Moisey Bernstein is the founder and CTO of the File X, an Israeli-based company that specializes in real-time vision programming for image processing and control systems. Besides engineering the software for BrimEX, File X has been involved in printer industry advances, real cardiology measurement and stimulation, designing an airplane boarding number recognition system, working with visual modules for robot control, engineering an auto focusing subsystem for wafer inspection, and various other novel applications. . Dr. Bernstein received his Ph.D. from the Moscow Telecommunication Institute. He also received an M.S. in radio electronics and signal processing.

Dr. Feng Jin is a Senior Engineer and Product Development Manager at Brimrose Corporation. He also directs the Concept-to-Utilization Committee. Dr. Jin serves as the Chief Hardware Engineer for the Bird Foundation project. He has extensive experience in optics, electronics and software engineering. He received his Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University. He is credited with being a co-author on 26 published technical papers.