Oxford Who’s Who has inducted Ms. Ingrid Ascencio, M.Eng into the highest Professional Distinction “Top Tier of Excellence Lifetime Achievement Recognition” due to her leadership qualities and expertise as the Senior Lead Engineer for Navistar Inc., as well as a successful business owner of Studio MIYA Photography. Ms. Ascencio displays her outstanding capabilities to test and validate engine control strategies for specific heavy-duty diesel trucks, as well as display her more aesthetic side of her nature through her photography. Ms. Ascencio is one of few special honorees distinguished based on her professional accomplishments, academic achievements, years of service, entrepreneurial endeavors and the credentials she has provided. Ingrid Ascencio has maintained a successful career in the transportation industry for over ten years while establishing her own Photography studio that specializes in modern women portraiture, specifically for family, business and artistic categories.
As the Senior Lead Engineer/ Project Lead Engineer for Navistar Inc., Ms. Ascencio manages Bosch deliverables for a total of 4.5 million Euros for fuel system controls and On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) software, calibration, testing and MX1 Hardware. She also coordinates various functional teams to support technical issues, maintaining and following processes, supporting documentation, and tracking issues to closure. She also leads weekly status meetings, and supports monthly face to face program design reviews including monthly executive status presentations. As Senior Lead Engineer, Ms. Ascencio controls integration of Maxx Force Diesel Engines for a variety of truck applications for commercial truck and bus vehicle (class 8 commercial diesels) in North America, while overseeing a team of engineers to timely deliver the new and updated strategies as per program milestones with full validation reports and progress reports. As the owner of Studio MIYA Photography, Ms. Ascencio created her business to capture the moments of life in modern style. She firmly believes in the intensity and power of beautifully crafted images of people in their best light, mood and expressions in order to be cherished and made unforgettable to exist in photographs. Ms. Ascencio derives great satisfaction from her work as an engineer and photographer which makes her such a unique and successful individual.WORK EXPERIENCE NAVISTAR. Lisle, IL Power Train Electronics Controls System – Sr. Project Lead Team Engineer • Controls Integration lead team engineer of MaxxForce Diesel Engines for a variety of truck applications for commercial truck and bus vehicle (class 8 commercial diesels) in North America. Coordinated a team of engineers to timely deliver the new and updated strategies as per program milestones with full validation reports and progress status. • Maintained Electronics Control Module (ECM) calibration content planning, calibration build, calibration release and regression testing, including rapid prototyping auto-code build. • Controls calibration gatekeeper: released software & calibrations for ECM controls bench, dyno and vehicle testing. • Implemented, delivered and tested internal software releases for software content for initial integration check, static bench level testing, Hardware In the Loop testing, Dynamometer Validation strategies, Vehicle Integration testing and support in manufacturing plan for build schedule support to achieve program milestones. • Supported controls engine configuration management and maintenance for dyno engine testing, including troubleshooting, engine instrumentation, software configuration, software flashing, health check support for controls DVP, and software issues list to closure on testing related to fuel system, air path, engine and vehicle features, CAN communications, after treatment and On Board Diagnostic strategies. • B784 Fuel System Control - Project Lead Engineer – Manage Bosch deliverables for a total of 4.5 million Euros for fuel system controls and On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) software, calibration and testing of MX1 Hardware. Coordinate various functional teams to support technical issues, maintaining and following processes, supporting documentation, and tracking issues to closure. Support implementation of work packages of MX1 module deliverable documentations of DVP&R (Design Verification Plan and Report), FMEA, and signoff for Development Verification (DV) phase. Ensured timely work package deliverables from supplier (Bosch) on engine dyno and vehicle testing. • Completed Fuel Injector Control Pressure (ICP) Controls, Signal Processing and Diagnostics requirements definitions and gap analyses for all inclusive evaluations from 3 different diesel engine programs in order to achieve best in class controls solutions. Presented information to key stakeholders and collected decisions made to proceed with future development strategies. GENERAL ELECTRIC- AVIATION. Cincinnati, OH Controls Diagnostic Engineer - Commercial Section • Team Lead GEnx-2B program for Control Diagnostics. Coordinated customers and identified major milestones to track progress into next year’s plan. Coordinated closely with internal customers to identify similarities in design from other maintenance logic applications for areas of commonality and to verify completion of communication design. Defined user system requirements and interface definitions for new product. • Implemented GP7200 Maintenance Fault Logic for software delivered to Airbus by executing the process for diagram modification, model compilation, validation, testing, presentation and documentation of results. Maintained close communication of progress and adhered to export compliance regulations with contractors, supervising their assigned work. Software build arrived on-schedule for the A380 first engine start in Toulouse, France. • Received Green Belt certification for Six Sigma Process by successfully applying the DMAIC concepts and completing “Ps56 Accuracy Improvement” project. Identified a potential multi-linear regression approach for engine sensor models. The project improved the sensor model value prediction by reducing the error 53%. GENERAL ELECTRIC- AVIATION. Cincinnati, OH Controls System Engineer - Military Section • Lead team in identifying program goals, work priorities and establishing review meetings. Supplied technical direction on daily basis to develop architecture of simulation that closely modeled the engine in order to meet trade study analysis that would provide thrust estimation of engine hardware. Year-to-date accomplishments resulted in the completion of 72% of the Simulink logic diagrams required to build a baseline for dry-rig testing for one of the three engine configurations. • Coordinated with internal customers the development of the first application software logic. Represented Controls in SPOC (Systems, Performance, Operability & Controls) team meetings for project integration of JSF Main & STOVL (Short Take-Off & Vertical Landing) to negotiate technical objectives and deadlines to produce a baseline that would successfully integrate with other critical FADEC components. In addition, scheduled second deliverable to include failure detection logic in models to support code generation and simulation environment of the engine. • Completed power management control sensor accuracy study 2 weeks ahead of schedule. Presented results in design review; provided analysis, correlation parameters and a linear regression model. Results assessed the impact of the sensor accuracies using cycle derivatives on margins for critical requirements. Analysis was key factor to possible change in design logic and initiated the evaluation for a change in the control of one of the main engine actuators. WYLE LABORATORIES / NASA. Houston, TX Systems/Integration Engineer • Project Lead - Developed and interpreted interface and design requirements such as Interface Control Documents, certification, verification, validation, and test documentation for flight-worthy payload hardware/software used aboard the International Space Station in support of cellular biotechnology research in microgravity. Worked closely with customers throughout the program to ensure hardware met technical expectations, cost and schedule. • Assembled flight hardware and analyze qualitative data on power performance for Treadmill with Vibration Isolation and Stabilization (TVIS) system on the International Space Station. Generated test plans and assembly procedures with layout and precision inspections from blueprints/released drawings. Developed Lifetime Analysis/Maintenance Plans using dynamics and structural equations. • Monitored/Tracked requirements and allocations from work package deliverables to follow design and development of hardware to ensure specifications for Gas Supply Module System for Biotechnology Facility on the International Space Station. Responsible for design, validation, improvements, documentation and testing of flight hardware to meet product requirements and accommodate program milestones. Provided solutions to customers for solving technical problems associated with test facilities.