I have a passion for both engineering and computing. I graduated from Washington State University with my BS in mechanical engineering in September 2017. I am currently planning to work in industry before eventually returning to graduate school for applied math.
I find that research is the most rewarding kind of work there is. Regardless of whether it's in an academic or industrial setting, it is always my goal to continue to push boundaries and develop new technologies.
I really enjoy open-ended projects, and as a result I've worked on quite a few of them. Most of my projects and experiments didn't make the cut for this website, but a few of them are listed here.
Collegiate mars rover design and build competition. Came in second place for the 2015-2016 season as a first year team, ahead of more well known universities like Cornell and Yale. The entire rover, which is nearly the size of a Smart Car, was designed and precision manufactured by a team of just 14 mechanical engineering students, including myself.
Algorithms research focused on improving global combinatoric search and optimization methods. The combinatorial search space was mapped onto a lower-dimensional metric space so that a response surface could be fitted, enabling Bayesian-style search methods to be applied.
Collaboration with The Boeing Company on an R&D project for senior capstone.
Self-driving robot capable of recognizing and avoiding obstacles. Dual web cameras feed image frames into the DarkNet real-time neural object detection library. The parallax between object detections from each camera is then computed to locate each classified object in 3D space relative to the robot. The robot then runs A* pathfinding through the object field to generate motor control signals, and interpolates its estimated position between camera frames using wheel rotation data.
Collaborated with the Everett, Washington fire department to determine the source of large growth in emergency incidents that had begun to strain city resources. Wrote scripts to process over a decade of raw emergency services vehicle dispatch data. Uncovered the changing demographic factors driving the influx of incidents. Results were presented to the Everett City Council.
Challenging problems are usually the ones that are most worth solving. I like to push myself into new areas that I am not familiar with so that I can continue to grow my skills and knowledge.
Whether you want to discuss a research or work opportunity, or just have a conversation about engineering or computing, I am always thrilled to meet new people. Drop me a line and let's talk.