Center High School

  • 3111 Center Court Lane, Antelope, CA 95843
  • Graduated 2002
  • GPA: 3.1

California State University, Sacramento

  • 3000 State University Dr, Sacramento, CA 95819
  • Bachelor of Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Emphasis in Control Systems
  • Graduated Spring 2007 (Semester-based)
  • GPA: 3.2


Title: Electronics Engineer

  • Company: ——
  • Span: Dec 2011 – present
  • Description: Developing hardware and firmware for an organization that appreciates privacy.

Title: Embedded Software Engineer

  • Company: VeriFone
  • Span: Jan 2010 – Dec 2011
  • Description: Develop embedded software and device drivers for secure POS terminals.

Title: Electronic Design Consultant

  • Company: Torpedo Engineering
  • Span: Jul 2007 – present
  • Description: This is my personal business.  Custom circuit, firmware, and mechanical design.  Past projects have included custom motor controllers, ethernet-based mobile video broadcasting pan-tilt controllers, and custom fabrication (machining).

Title: Hardware/Firmware Design Engineer

  • Company: Honeywell
  • Span: Jun 2007 –  Jan 2010
  • Description: Research and develop hardware/firmware for motion detectors used in commercial and residential security systems.  Production is high volume and all designs are implemented with manufacturability, cost, and sustainability in mind at all times.

Title: Student Research Assistant

  • Company: California State University, Sacramento (CSUS)
  • Span: Feb 2007 – May 2007
  • Description: Worked with Shriners Hospital for Children and CSU, Sacramento biomedical engineering department to develop a mobile sensor platform for use in the clinical study of children with cerebral palsy.  The sensor monitored and characterized falls generating a profile of the subject which includes frequency of falling and overall activity level over several weeks of use.  Responsible for power management, signal conditioning, and PCB layout.

Title: NASA Summer Research Intern

  • Company: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
  • Span: Jun 2006 – Aug 2006
  • Description: Researched high efficiency closed-form solution to the forward kinematics of the NASA Contact Dynamics Simulation Laboratory six-DOF Stewart platform. Developed and programmed solution algorithm and demonstration software for presentation to NASA Flight Robotics Laboratory.

Title: Student Assistant

  • Company: California Contractor State License Board (CSLB)
  • Span: Nov 2005 – May 2006
  • Description: Supported several hundred employees in the state of California with computer-related networking, printing, and database interfacing problems. Developed software-based automation tools for document data entry and information indexing.


Communication & Project Management:

  • Comfortable with small and large projects
  • Exceptionally organized


  • Orcad/PSpice
  • Matlab
  • AutoCAD
  • MS Office
  • Solidworks
  • MS Windows
  • *nix Environments

Programming languages:

  • C/C++
  • Visual Basic/BASIC
  • Assembly

Embedded Platforms:

  • Atmel AVR
  • TI MSP430
  • Microchip PIC/dsPIC

Engineering Tools:

  • Oscilloscope
  • Spectrum Analyzer
  • Function Generator
  • Multimeter
  • Soldering Iron
  • Milling Machine
  • Lathe

Activities and Achievements:

  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE); Student Branch Vice President Fall 2003-Spring 2004
  • Co-Founder, Competitive Robotics at CSUS; Secretary Fall 2003-Spring 2004
  • Member, Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society); Webmaster Spring 2007
  • Member, Association of Computing Machinery
  • Tae Kwon Do – Awarded Black Belt 1994


Project: Autonomous Shooting Gallery Robot

  • Span: Oct 2006 – Aug 2007 (rev1), Dec 2007 – Aug 2008 (rev2)
  • Description: Member of a three-engineer team that designed, built and entered into competition a robot with the purpose of autonomously shooting down targets as fast as possible.  Responsible for robot fabrication, electrical interfacing, and low-level microcontroller programming.  Note: I am the organizer and host for this event at the annual RoboGames in San Francisco.

Project: Autonomous Slot-Car Controller

  • Span: Nov 2007 – Jul 2008
  • Description: Created accelerometer-based autonomous controller for high-speed slot car.  The car was capable of learning the acceleration profile of a track, predicting turns and adjusting control parameters based on real-time data.  Responsible for circuit design/testing, PCB layout, assembly, and low-level interface firmware.

Project: 30 lb Translational Fighting Robot

  • Span: Dec 2006 – July 2007
  • Description: Member of a two-engineer team that designed and built 30lb translational-motion combat robot.  The robot would spin at approximately 600 RPM and use acceleration feedback to time wheel braking, producing motion in a specific direction.  The robot was controlled with a Nintendo Wii-mote and used Bluetooth for communication between the controller and the robot.  Responsible for mechanical design and fabrication of the aluminum frame and custom gearboxes.  Also responsible for electronic design, assembly of microcontroller/Bluetooth interface, and power/battery management.

Project: Remote 360-Degree Robotic Camera Platform

  • Span: Sep 2006 – June 2007
  • Description: Designed and built a robotic video camera platform for use in recording 360-degree immersive media environments.  The robot was controlled with a joystick over a wireless network using a custom UDP protocol, and designed with a linear actuator for remote camera height adjustment.  Responsible for mechanical design/fabrication, and joystick/motor PC interfacing.

Project: Senior Design Project (Electro-ocular PC mouse replacement)

  • Span: Jan 2006 – Dec 2006
  • Description: Leader of four-engineer team in a year long project to design, test, and fabricate an electro-ocular based eye-tracking system. Responsible for project planning, organization, sensor circuit development, PC software, PCB layout, and integrating multiple systems with a central microcontroller interface.

Project: 340lb Fighting Robot

  • Span: Dec 2002 – Jun 2004
  • Description: Worked in multi-disciplined team of engineers to develop and battle a 340lb fighting robot. Wrote, submitted, and presented grant proposals for project funding.  Selected and implemented 7200W DC motor control system. Outfitted and calibrated all necessary safety and fail-safe equipment as described in competition rules.