MARTIN WOLFF
Hsinchu P.O. Box 2-024
Taiwan 300 R.O.C.
E-mail: mwolff@alumni.caltech.edu


EDUCATION AND LANGUAGE STUDY

SCHOOLING

California Institute of Technology: MS, Mechanical Engineering
BS, Engineering and Applied Mathematics
University of Washington School of Law: JD

CHINESE LANGUAGE STUDY, RESIDENCE IN TAIWAN

Independent study of Mandarin language and linguistics, beginning in 1987 and continuing to the present time. Resided in Taiwan for intensive study with language immersion over the period 1990 - 1994. Attended the China Law summer program of Indiana University Law School, Shanghai, 1994. Attended the summer institute on Chinese language at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem NC, 1995. Continued residence in Hsinchu, Taiwan, since early 1996.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

WRITING EXPERIENCE

Senior Technical Writer and Editor, Hsinchu. Three years full-time experience in Hsinchu Science Park computer products firms, writing and editing user manuals for computer equipment and software. Consultative support to software development staff, in aid of good GUI communications in the software products. Main product areas have been network equipment and flat-bed scanners. Main text composition in MS Word; graphics work with PhotoShop and Corel Draw as well as the MS Draw and Graph accessories.

Freelance Technical Editor and Lecturer, Hsinchu, Taiwan. Deep technical editing and consultation for Tsing Hua University engineering and science professors preparing research reports for publication in western journals. These commissions during my first year in Taiwan led to appointment as a K.T. Lee Foundation lecturer in the foundation's 1991 summer program for promotion of international communications in science and technology. Presented lectures on technical writing skills at Chung Hsing University, Taichung, and Cheng Kung University, Tainan.

Legal, Engineering, and Tutorial Writing. Extensive writing, with high standards for clarity, efficiency, and persuasiveness, throughout thirteen years of active law practice: clients' business and legal correspondence, contractual documents, negotiation letters and settlement brochures, court memoranda and briefs. Regularly prepared engineering research reports and software documents throughout eight years of R&D work and programming at the Boeing Company. Extensive writing of instructional materials during five years of university and community college teaching.


LAW PRACTICE

Trial Attorney for Medicine Man Inc., retail pharmacy corporation, Seattle, Washington. Fully successful defense of three retail pharmacy facility licenses against numerous charges by the Washington State Board of Pharmacy. 1988 - 90.

Civil Litigation Practice (proprietorship), Seattle, Washington. General civil practice with litigation emphasis, including technology and intellectual property as well as a broad range of family law, contract, tort, real estate, and bankruptcy matters. Business clients included municipalities, as well as small businesses in the areas of software development, manufacturing, retail, health/fitness, and general aviation. l976-86.


ENGINEERING R&D, ACADEMIC COMPUTING, TEACHING

Research Engineer, Boeing Company, Seattle, Washington. Four years of R&D in aerospace shock and vibrations test methods, including analog computer simulations, small-scale high explosive tests, and shock-tube test methods.

Engineer-programmer, Boeing Company, Seattle, Washington. Four years of programming for large-scale dynamical analysis of elastic aerospace structures, using Fortran and assembler languages; system programming for real-time data acquisition and analysis in the shock and vibrations test laboratory.

Professor of Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle. Four years teaching fundamental and intermediate applied mathematics courses in mechanical and civil engineering, as well as first-year engineering courses.

Scientific Programming Instructor, Seattle Community College, Seattle, Washington. Taught computer methods and computer systems courses in a new Scientific Programmer curriculum. Duties included course development and presentation of four courses: Assembly Language Programming, Computer System Organization, Fundamentals of Operating Systems, and Introduction to Numerical Methods, in addition to teaching BASIC programming. 1986 - 88.

Director, Center for Social Science Computation and Research, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. Established and administered a satellite computer center serving the social-science research community of a major university. Responsible for all aspects of administration and supervision of a staff of ten, and provided direct consultation and teaching of statistics computing methodology for graduate and faculty research. 1971 - 74.


CERTIFICATES AND HONORS

CDP (Certificate in Data Processing - System Analyst credential), Institute for Certification of Computer Professionals, 1986

Certificate of Admission to Practice Law, Washington Supreme Court, 1975. Member in good standing, Washington State Bar Association.

Private Pilot Certificate, Federal Aviation Administration, 1979

Society of Sigma Xi, scientific research honorary society, Caltech Chapter

Institute Scholar, California Institute of Technology