• University of Virginia 2007 – Present Charlottesville, Virginia
  • MS in Electrical & Computer Engineering Degree expected May 2009
  • 3.** Cumulative GPA Focus on ultra low-power VLSI design
  • Rice University 2003 – 2007 Houston, Texas
  • BS in Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • 3.** Cumulative GPA Focus on embedded computing systems

Relevant Course Work:

  • Mobile & Embedded Systems, Body Area Networks, VLSI Design, Circuit Theory, Applied Algorithms

Computer Skills:

  • UNIX, Linux, Cadence Design Suite (Composer, Virtuoso, & Spectre), SKILL, Ocean, Verilog, EagleCAD, Perl, Java, C, C++, Matlab, Microsoft Office


Work Experience:

  • University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Graduate Engineering Researcher 2007 – Present
  • Explored techniques for power minimization in FPGAs; including sub-threshold operation, architectural variants, and circuit optimizations. Performed layout of a custom FPGA ASIC in 90nm Si bulk technology, and developed specialized tools to aid in this process. Analyzed ambient energy sources and their practicality & availability to be scavenged by an embedded system.
  • Rice University Houston, Texas
  • Computer Engineering Researcher 2006
  • Investigated single-ended context-independent coding schemes to minimize bit-transitions, and thus power consumption, over memory interconnects for system on a chip technology. Developed and implemented high-performance algorithms in a comprehensive simulation infrastructure.
  • Rice University Houston, Texas
  • Engineering Design Lab Assistant 2005
  • Designed new circuit sub-systems for primary control boards utilized in autonomous robotics. Developed new techniques, standards, and devices for lab integration. Supervised student design and general lab work. Responsible for inventory, instruction, and testing of integrated circuits and general electrical components.

Significant Projects:

  • Designed, implemented, and taped out an ultra low power FPGA, functional at 300 mV. (Team: 2)
  • Developed an automated process characterization tool, capable of typifying an arbitrary PDK. (Individual)
  • Designed and built a self-balancing two-wheeled vehicle; including circuits, sensors, & code. (Individual)
  • Actualized a wireless oscilloscope probe from COTs devices; capable of RF communication. (Team: 3)

Leadership & Honors:

  • Eagle Scout Award
  • National Merit Scholar
  • Lead Manager of the University of Virginia ECE Wiki, Repository, & Web system

Interests & Activities:

  • Microcontroller & sensor applications, robotics & autonomous device design, implementation of COTs devices, VLSI design & layout, hardware / software codesign, digital logic design