Dr. Sponsler’s Employment

1984-1986 Smart Systems Technology (McClean VA) – Software Engineer specializing in artificial intelligence (AI) Lab instructor for course in AI Manager of small computer support group, co-investigator on project called ACTT (automated scheduling of satellite surveillance of ground based objects); prototype lead to $250,000 follow-on contract.

1986-1987 Lister Hill Center for Biomedical Communications (Bethesda MD) – Software Engineer – software development, natural language processing, instructed associates via lecture series in the language Lisp Designed and taught course in language Lisp Software developer on a software development project to analyze scientific abstracts submitted to National Library of Medicine.

1987-1995 Space Telescope Science Institute (Baltimore MD) – Software Engineer SPIKE: Technical manager and software developer on SPIKE, an automated scheduling system for the Space Telescope. This system continues to be used at the Institute. Instructor for series of classes in language Lisp Principle software developer for the graphical user interface for SPIKE system. Principle software developer of “orientation” telescope constraint Principle software developer of “stray light” telescope constraint Principle software developer of the Criterion Autoscheduler for Long Range Planning (CASL), an expert system to create long range schedules with immediate input by astronomers Software developer on large team that developed portable proposal editing software for the Hubble Space Telescope. Proposal Submission Version 2 (RPS2) is in daily use by astronomers world-wide and at the Institute.

Hubble Site (Gallery)

1996-1998 Concurrent Engineering Research Center (WVU) – Research Assistant.

1999-2000 PGY1 Resident in Internal Medicine.

2000-2003 Resident in WVU Department of Neurology.

2003-2004 Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship (Epilepsy and Neuromuscular Disorders) at Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland Ohio).

2004 – present: Alaska Brain Center, located in Wasilla, Alaska. Dr. Sponsler is the Owner and Neurologist