Melanie Drake

Melanie’s 19 years of experience as a software engineer spans the research, commercial, and defense domains.

After an internship with DoD contractor Concurrent Technologies Corporation, Melanie started her career at the University of Pittsburgh and Psychology Software Tools. There, she developed statistical analyses modules for functional MRI data, enabling cognitive psychologists to correlate brain activity to stimuli.

While at Alcoa in 1998, she led design of a multilingual user interface and context-sensitive help system for a global industrial hygiene web application. In 2007, Melanie developed software using a 2D graphics library to facilitate design and layout of printed circuit boards at DesignAdvance Systems. This software allows a user to import, place, and draw electrical components and graphically manipulate their placement.

Melanie joined Inmedius in 2009. As technical lead, she oversaw software development on a team of 3 to 5 developers for a mission critical U.S. Navy application.

Melanie has served on the Posters Review Committee for the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.

In 2016, Melanie joined Shoulder 2 Shoulder, Inc. as a Senior Software Engineer.

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  • BS in Computer Science, Duquesne University
  • Awarded Duquesne University’s Excellence in Computer Science Award
  • Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 6 Programmer