Ernesto Staroswiecki
Ernesto Staroswiecki, Ph.D., P.E.
Managing Engineer
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
  • Menlo Park

Dr. Staroswiecki’s expertise is in microelectronics and computing systems. He leverages his broad experience and educational background, including degrees in Mathematics and Statistics, Computer Engineering, and Electrical Engineering, to solve a wide variety of problems in consumer electronics, appliances, vehicles, medical devices, and safety-critical applications. He has experience in design, development and manufacturing processes, failure analysis, quality, and reliability of software products, microelectronic circuits, and discrete components.

Dr. Staroswiecki is a Licensed Professional Electrical Engineer and a Certified Software Quality Engineer. He has extensive experience in software engineering and software development processes, and has assisted clients in design, testing, verification, validation, documentation, auditing, and reviewing code for litigation, due diligence, compliance, development, and failure analysis. Dr. Staroswiecki specializes in embedded, safety-critical applications, and is well versed in several programming languages and environments, including Assembly, C, C++, C#, Java, MATLAB, etc. 

Dr. Staroswiecki has conducted failure analysis in a range of devices and components including printed circuit boards, handheld devices, industrial robots, capacitors, computers, power adapters, integrated circuits, fuses, high voltage transformer, and other electrical equipment. He has investigated root causes of incidents ranging from intermittent, rare, noise generating events, to situations involving thermal events and loss of property. 

During his graduate work at Stanford University, Dr. Staroswiecki worked on Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) techniques, including image and signal processing, MRI physics and safety, and medical device software. He also worked on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) design and testing. Dr. Staroswiecki also has previous professional experience in design for testability, manufacturing yield learning, and software development for database and internet-based applications. 

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, 2012
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, 2005
  • B.S., Computer Engineering, University of Maryland, 2002, summa cum laude
  • B.A., Mathematics and Statistics, University of Maryland, 2002, summa cum laude
  • Young Investigator Award (co-author) from the Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance (SCBT/MR), 2011

    Cum Laude Award from the Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance (SCBT/MR), 2009

    Lauterbur Award from the Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance (SCBT/MR), 2008

    Member of Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Licensed Professional Electrical Engineer, California, #20891

Certified Software Quality Engineer, #5836

LANGUAGES

  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Italian
  • French
  • Hebrew

Publications

Staroswiecki E, Granlund KL, Alley MT, Gold GE, Hargreaves BA. Simultaneous estimation of T2 and ADC in human articular cartilage in vivo with a modified 3D DESS sequence at 3 T. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, in press.

Staroswiecki E, Bangerter NK, Gurney PT, Grafendorfer T, Gold GE, Hargreaves BA. In vivo sodium imaging of human patellar cartilage with a 3D cones sequence at 3 T and 7 T. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging 2010; 32:446–451.

Shapiro L, Staroswiecki E, Gold GE. Magnetic resonance imaging of the knee: Optimizing 3 Tesla imaging. Seminars in Roentgenology 2010; 45:238–249.

Patel C, Staroswiecki E, Pawar S, Acharyya D, Plusquellic J. Defect diagnosis using a current ratio based quiescent signal analysis model for commercial power grids. Journal of Electronic Testing 2003; 19:611–623.

Published Abstracts and Presentations

Staroswiecki E, Granlund KL, Alley MT, Gold G, Hargreaves BA. Simultaneous estimation of T2 and ADC in human articular cartilage in vivo with a modified 3D DESS sequence at 3 T. Abstract in Proceedings, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 2011; 19:500. Also presented at the 19th Annual Meeting of the ISMRM, Montreal, QC, Canada, May 2011.

Choi E, O’Halloran R, Staroswiecki E, Bammer R. Analysis of diffusion-weighted SSFP signal with computer simulation. Abstract in Proceedings, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 2011; 19:1969.

Vogelsong MA, Pappas G, Staroswiecki E, Bangerter NK, Han E, Hargreaves BA, Braun HJ, Safran MR, Gold GE. Are sports good for your knees? An MRI evaluation of the effects of basketball on knee health in Division I collegiate athletes. Abstract in Proceedings, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 2011; 19:507.

Kaggie J, Park D, Newbold RD, Morrell GR, Hargreaves BA, Staroswiecki E, Gold GE, Bangerter NK. In vivo breast sodium T1 measurements using inversion recovery 3D cones. Abstract in Proceedings, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 2011; 19:3506.

Granlund KL, Staroswiecki E, Moran CJ, Alley MT, Daniel BL, Hargreaves BA. Prospective motion correction for T2- and diffusion-weighted breast imaging with FADE. Abstract in Proceedings, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 2011; 19:1017.

Choi E, O’Halloran R, Staroswiecki E, Bammer R. Simulation of diffusion-weighted SSFP: Time to reach steady state and effects on anisotropic diffusion. Abstract in Proceedings, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 2011; 19:1968.

Braun HJ, Vogelsong MA, Staroswiecki E, Hargreaves BA, Bangerter NK, Han E, Fattor J, Friedlander AL, Shah O, Beaubien JM, Gold GE. T2, T1ρ, and sodium MRI of articular cartilage in patients with osteoarthritis treated with arthritis relief plus cream. Abstract in Proceedings, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 2011; 19:3214.

Vogelsong MA, Pappas G, Staroswiecki E, Bangerter NK, Hargreaves BA, Braun HJ, Safran MR, Gold GE. Sodium MRI detects regional variation in knee articular cartilage glycosaminoglycan content in vivo. Presented at the 2011 Meeting of the Society of Computed Body Tomography & Magnetic Resonance (SCBT/MR), March 2011.

Staroswiecki E, Bangerter NK, Gold GE, Hargreaves BA. Comparison of SPGR and balanced SSFP for sodium knee imaging. Abstract in Proceedings, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 2010; 18:817. Also presented at the ISMRM-ESMRMB Joint Annual Meeting, Stockholm, Sweden, May 2010.

Staroswiecki E, Granlund KL, Alley MT, Gold GE, Hargreaves BA. T2 maps and diffusion-weighted imaging of knee cartilage with a DESS sequence at 3T ISMRM 2010. Abstract in Proceedings, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 2010; 18:824. Also presented at the ISMRM-ESMRMB Joint Annual Meeting, Stockholm, Sweden, May 2010.

Granlund KL, Staroswiecki E, Alley MT, Daniel BL, Hargreaves BA. High resolution T2 breast imaging using FADE. Abstract in Proceedings, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 2010; 18:366.

Watkins RD, Staroswiecki E, Bangerter NK, Hargreaves BA, Gold GE. High SNR dual tuned sodium/proton knee coil. Abstract in Proceedings, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 2010; 18:1503.

Vogelsong MA, Staroswiecki E, Hargreaves BA, Han ET, Fattor JA, Friedlander AL, Shah O, Beaubien JM, Gold GE. “Comparison of T1ρ, T2 mapping, and sodium MRI of osteoarthritic cartilage in vivo. Abstract in Proceedings, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 2010; 18:835.

Allen S, Morrell GR, Peterson B, Park D, Kaggie J, Staroswiecki E, Bangerter NK. 3D phase sensitive B1 mapping. Abstract in Proceedings, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 2010; 18:2840.

Staroswiecki E, Pauly JM, Daniel BL, Hargreaves BA. An on-the-fly radiofrequency pulse for bilateral excitation with independently modulated phase. Abstract in Proceedings, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 2009; 17:4506. Also presented at the 17th Annual Meeting of the ISMRM, Honolulu, HI, May 2009.

Staroswiecki E, Nnewihe A, Bangerter NK, Daniel BL, Hargreaves BA. In vivo sodium imaging and relaxometry of the breast at 3T. Abstract in Proceedings, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 2009; 17:2129. Also presented at the 17th Annual Meeting of the ISMRM, Honolulu, HI, May 2009.

Koo S, Staroswiecki E, Bangerter N, Hargreaves B, Gold G. Repeatability and age-related change of sodium in the knee articular cartilage measured with sodium MRI. Abstract in Proceedings, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 2009; 17:1975.

Gold GE, Koo S, Staroswiecki E, Watkins R, Hargreaves BA, Bangerter NK. In vivo sodium MRI at 3.0T of patients with previous ACL injury. Abstract in Proceedings, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 2009; 17:3967.

Gold GE, Koo S, Staroswiecki E, Watkins R, Bangerter NK, Hargreaves BA. Early detection of osteoarthritis in patients with ACL injury using sodium MRI. Presented at the 2009 Meeting of the Society of Computed Body Tomography & Magnetic Resonance (SCBT/MR), March 2009.

Staroswiecki E, Bangerter NK, Gurney PT, Gold GE, Holdsworth SJ, Grafendorfer T, Hargreaves BA. In vivo measurement of 23Na T2* in human articular cartilage at 3T and 7T. Abstract in Proceedings, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 2008; 16:324. Also presented at the 16th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Toronto, ON, Canada, May 2008.

Nnewihe A, Staroswiecki E, Bangerter N, Hargreaves B. Dual tuned helmholtz coil for breast cancer imaging. Abstract in Proceedings, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 2008; 16:1114.

Hargreaves BA, Bangerter NK, Staroswiecki E, Gurney PT, Grafendorfer T, Nnewihe A, Daniel BL, Gold GE. Co-registered Sodium and Proton MRI of Osteoarthritis and Breast Cancer. Presented at the 2008 Meeting of the Society of Computed Body Tomography & Magnetic Resonance (SCBT/MR), March 2008.

Staroswiecki E, Gurney PT, Gold GE, Hargreaves BA, . Registered 1H/23Na in vivo imaging of human articular cartilage with 3D cones trajectory at 7T. Abstract in Proceedings, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 2007; 15:384. Also presented at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM-ESMRMB) Joint Annual Meeting, Berlin, Germany, May 2007.

Gold GE, Bangerter NK, Staroswiecki E, Han E, Gurney PT, Wright GA, Hargreaves BA. In vivo T2, T1ρ , and sodium imaging of articular cartilage at 3.0T: Initial experience. Abstract in Proceedings, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 2007; 15:2648.


Patents

Granlund KL, Staroswiecki E, Hargreaves BA. T2-Weighted and diffusion-weighted imaging using fast acquisition with double echo. U.S. Patent Pending.

Prior Experience

Technical Co-op with Test Technology Group, Intel, 2004

Technical Co-op with Software Alliance Group, IBM, 2003

Technical Co-op with Tools and Technology Department, IBM Research, 2002

Design Engineer Technician with CAD Group, ATMEL, 2000-2002

Database Web Developer, AIT, 1999-2000

Lead Software Developer, PRIMA S.A., 1997-1998

Managing Partner, Comunicacion Interactiva S.R.L., 1994-1997


Professional Affiliations

Member of International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine—ISMRM (2006–present)

Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers—IEEE (2000–present)

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, 2012
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, 2005
  • B.S., Computer Engineering, University of Maryland, 2002, summa cum laude
  • B.A., Mathematics and Statistics, University of Maryland, 2002, summa cum laude
  • Young Investigator Award (co-author) from the Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance (SCBT/MR), 2011

    Cum Laude Award from the Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance (SCBT/MR), 2009

    Lauterbur Award from the Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance (SCBT/MR), 2008

    Member of Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Licensed Professional Electrical Engineer, California, #20891

Certified Software Quality Engineer, #5836

LANGUAGES

  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Italian
  • French
  • Hebrew