Sabir Pasha

Work History

Work History

Teaching Assistant

McMaster University
  • Instructed and motivated 40 to 50 students in problem solving and C coding for a first year engineering computation course
  • Developed weekly lecture slides and tutorial problem sets for students
  • Spent 10 hours a week teaching, while attending school full time
Sep 2002 - Present

Analysis and Software Supervisor

Intratech Inline Inspection
  • Supervisor of a department that generates over $500 000 revenue annually
  • Supervises data analysis, software development and information technology departments
  • Responsible for display software, sizing algorithms, defect searches for the high-resolution magnetic flux leakage inspection tool technology
  • Ensures data security, storage and retrieval, intra and internet connectivity to support the company's research and development, managerial and financial activities
  • Conducts presentations to international audiences at industry conferences to demonstrate the technical advantages of our technology
  • Responsible for research initiatives that are in collaboration with Waterloo University and McMaster University
Jan 2002 - Aug 2002

Research Engineer

McMaster University
  • Created an application in Visual C++ to analyze heart rate data. The program was an integral part of a McMaster Hospital Heart Study
  • Designed and implemented a complete data acquisition system to record and analyze ECG data using LABVIEW and MATLAB
  • Implemented algorithms in Visual C++ to measure the chaotic nature of the heart
May 2000 - Aug 2000

Internet Protocol Engineer

Mitel Corporation
  • Assessed the feasibility of integrating a vendor Voice over IP gateway within the Mitel brand IP-Public Branch Exchange switch
  • Developed a reliable signaling method using a Media Gateway Control Protocol (MGCP-protocol like TCP) to be used in a telephone dial tone, developed in C/C++
  • Recognized twice by the Design group for exemplary work on the group recognition program
May 1999 - Aug 1999

Digital Signal Processing Engineer

Mitel Corporation
  • Evaluated the feasibility of integrating voice recognition hardware within Mitel's phones
  • Developed, designed and implemented test programs to determine the best vendor product.
  • Wrote technical reports detailing methodology and results reached
  • Developed preliminary design for a telephone that incorporated voice recognition
May 1998 - Aug 1998

Year 2000 Consultant

Royal Bank of Canada
  • Worked with a team of seven on a $500 000 project to assess the risk associated with the Year 2000
  • Developed Visual Basic questionnaire programs used by over 1000 clients to determine their year 2000 readiness
  • Developed and ran Access 97 SQL queries to extract data from databases


1997 - 2001


McMaster University



IT Management


Software Development

Publications and Presentations

A Khodayari-Rostamabad, J.P. Reilly, N.K. Nikolova, J. R. Hare and S. M. Pasha. “Machine Learning Techniques for the Analysis of Magnetic Flux Leakage Images in Pipeline Inspection”, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, Vol. 45, No. 8, pp. 3073-3084, August 2009.

R.K. Amineh, J.R. Hare, N.K. Nikolova , S.M. Pasha and J.P. Reilly. Axial Crack Detection and Sizing-The Challenges and solutions to the detection and accurate sizing of axial oriented cracks”, Paper presented at Pipeline Pigging & Integrity Conference. Calgary, Canada, 2008.

R.K. Amineh, D. Cronin, J.R. Hare, N.K. Nikolova , S.M. Pasha and J.P. Reilly, I. Smith and R. Thompson.ERW Seam Inspection using Circumferential Flux. Paper presented at International Pipeline Conference, Calgary, Canada, 2008.