STATEMENT: "I'm the Chief Architect at Helcorp Interactive where my main responsibilities include the creation of an inventory management app for preppers, and an automated system for coordinating multiple covert field agents towards mission completion. The system is fed GPS locations, SMS, mobile client interactions, redacted redacted redacted inputs, and provides audio, text, images, video, and dynamic map visualizations to assist the agent in completing their operation."



    Brian Helfrich has more than 20 years of experience in computer technology research and development. He's currently Chief Architect at Helcorp Interactive, a company in Seattle developing an inventory management app for preppers and a real-world spy game. Prior to Helcorp, he worked at Amazon as a Software Development Manager in the Amazon Android Appstore where he managed the development and operations of services in support of the Kindle Fire and Android mobile devices. Prior to the Appstore, he managed the development of Amazon's EC2 Spot Instances, a spot market for selling cloud computing resources. Before landing at Amazon, he served in multiple technology leadership roles in high-tech startup and R&D companies in a variety of industries including social media, search, computational nanotechnology, speech recognition, and marketing. Brian started his career at Telcordia Technologies (formerly Bellcore Labs) where he was a Research Scientist working on automated speech recognition applications, visualization of complex systems, and new business development. Brian holds a BA degree in Computer Science from UC Berkeley. He has four patents, including the patent for the pricing algorithm used in Amazon's EC2 Spot Market.

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Seattle, WA



Chief Architect - HELCORP INTERACTIVE, Seattle, WA (1/14 - present)

Software Development Manager - AMAZON, Seattle, WA (4/12 - 11/13) Software Development Engineer - AMAZON, Seattle, WA (11/10 - 4/12) Senior Software Engineer - KNOWMORE, New York, NY (1/10 - 9/10) Senior Engineer - BOLIVEN (acquired by CAMBRIDGE IP), New York, NY (7/08 - 1/10) Senior Architect and Software Engineer - NANOREX, Bloomfield Hills, MI (6/06 - 6/08) Chief Architect - NANO-HIVE (acquired by NANOREX), New York, NY (6/01 - 6/06) Consultant - OPRISK ADVISORY, Stamford, CT (10/04 - 6/06) Senior Software Engineer - TELELOGUE (acquired by NUANCE), Iselin, NJ (6/01 - 7/02) Director of Product Development - ASPEN MARKETING, New York, NY (8/00 - 6/01) Research Scientist - TELCORDIA (formerly BELLCORE LABS), Morristown, NJ (6/99 - 8/00) Software Engineer - RUBRIC (acquired by KANA), San Mateo, CA (3/97 - 5/99) Software Engineer - INTEGRATED CONSTRUCTS, Berkeley, CA (9/97 - 9/98) QA/Software Engineer - INTERNET PROFILES, San Francisco, CA (6/95 - 3/97)



David Ward Jr., Jin Seop Kim, Stephen Elliott, Rusenia Ingram, Rachid Ennaji, Brian Helfrich, Dhanvi Kapila, Peng Zhai, Notification of computing capacity status, US Patent 10,163,152. 25 December 2018. [PDF]

David Ward Jr., Brian Helfrich, David Nunnerley, Cloud resource marketplace for third-party capacity, US Patent 9,760,928. 12 September 2017. [PDF]

Rachid Ennaji, Jin Seop Kim, Brian Helfrich, David Ward Jr., Stephen Elliott, Peng Zhai, Dhanvi Kapila, User-defined pools, US Patent 9,645,840. 9 May 2017. [PDF]

Rachid Ennaji, Jin Seop Kim, Brian Helfrich, David Ward Jr., Stephen Elliott, Peng Zhai, Dhanvi Kapila, Burst capacity for user-defined pools, US Patent 9,634,958. 25 April 2017. [PDF]

David Ward Jr., Geoffrey Pare, Brian Helfrich, David Nunnerley, Job resource planner for cloud computing environments, US Patent 8,676,622. 18 March 2014. [PDF]

Brian Helfrich, David Nunnerley, System and method for managing requests for pooled resources during non-contention, US Patent 8,676,621. 18 March 2014. [PDF]

Damian G. Allis, Brian Helfrich, Robert A. Freitas Jr., Ralph C. Merkle, Analysis of Diamondoid Mechanosynthesis Tooltip Pathologies Generated via a Distributed Computing Approach, J. Comput. Theor. Nanosci. 8(July 2011)1139-1161. [PDF]

Helfrich, B. NanoHive@Home - NanoSystems Simulation. Invited chapter, Distributed & Grid Computing - Science Made Transparent for Everyone. Principles, Applications, and Supporting Communities, 2008, edited by M. Weber,, Marburg. [PDF]

Esther Levin, Susan Boyce, Brian Helfrich, Amir Mane, Alison Schondorf, Ilija Zeljkovic, System and method for pre-processing information used by an automated attendant, US Patent 6,671,670. 30 December 2003. [PDF]

Helfrich, B. and J. A. Landay, QUIP: Quantitative User Interface Profiling. 1999. [PDF]



Member, Nanofactory Collaboration [LINK]
Member, International Society for Nanoscale Science, Computation and Engineering [LINK]

YouTube Videos
Carbon Nanotube-Fu [LINK]
Electrostatic Potential of 5,5 Carbon Nanotube [LINK]
Mechanosynthesis of Diamond [LINK]

Press Mentions
2006.09.04, GRIDtoday
Nanorex Buys Nano-Hive, Adds Distributed Computing Capability [LINK]

2002.10.11, Small Times
NanoTitan wants to teach the world to speak nanotech [LINK]

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