9401 Farmington Rd
Livonia, MI 48150 Cell: 734-673-8719
OBJECTIVE: Innovative electrical and computer engineering professional with hands on robotic/embedded system experience
seeks opportunity to contribute to the creative future technologies of the research and development sector.
University of Michigan-Dearborn, Dearborn, MI
Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Graduated: August 2008 with Engineering Honors
Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) Accredited College
Circuits; Computer Methods in Electrical Engineering I; Digital Systems; Electronics I;
Microprocessors; Embedded Systems; Advanced Programming ~CE; Software Engineering;
Electronic Signals and Systems; Electrical Materials and Devices; Communications; Computer
Networks/Data Communications; Control Systems; Digital Signal Processing; Computer
Architecture; Computer Hardware; Electrical Engineering Design; Calculus I-II-III; Differential
Equations; Matrix Algebra; Discrete Mathematics for Computer Engineering; Engineering
Probability and Statistics; Modern Physics; General Physics I-II; General Chemistry I
Schoolcraft Community College, Livonia, MI
Dual Enrollment Student from Churchill High School, Livonia, MI
Transferred 25 College credits to University of Michigan-Dearborn
Date Transferred: June 10, 2004; GPA: 3.94
Introduction to Programming Logic; Visual Basic 6.0; Introduction to C++;
Advanced C++; Introduction to C#; Introduction to Linux; Introduction to UNIX; Database
Management Systems Access 2002
Churchill High School, Livonia, MI
Graduation Date: June 10, 2004:
RELEVANT MAJOR PROJECTS (Note: All Projects Completed Successfully):
Current Project In Progress: Stereo Vision For Autonomous/Teleoperated Robots in Urban and Rural Areas
Project: Development of Multiple Autonomous/Teleoperated Robots for Deployment in Urban and Rural Areas.
Design: Unmanned/ Teleoperated robotic vehicles were developed with multi-terrain platforms, assisted by global
positioning systems, computer aided vision, ultra-sonic sensors, infrared sensors, laser range finders (LIDAR),
power electronics/ motor driver circuit design, Microcontroller, and wheel encoders.
Project: Intelligent 3-Axis Gimbal Camera Stabilizer for Autonomous or Remotely Operated Vehicles
Design: A 3-axis gimbal was created to control yaw, pitch, and roll to stabilize a camera mounted on an autonomous
or remotely operated vehicle. The gimbal kept the camera at a set angle, either autonomously with preset angles or
through teleportation angles (Networked UDP packets) given to it by a user, on all three axes with respect to the
ground. The gimbal also had the ability to change the height of the camera, going to an exact height using a custom
made string potentiometer and linear actuator. Some other electronics used to make this project possible was a PC-
104 Embedded ARM board running Linux for the embedded real time system, an analog to digital daughter board,
serial servo controller, 3-axis gyroscope and a 3-axis accelerometer.
Project: Robotic Obstacle Avoidance using Ultra-Sonic and Triangulated Five-Beam Infrared Sensors
Design: To be used as a sub-system on an autonomous robot, an array of five ultra-sonic and three multi-beam
infrared sensors where hooked to an Embedded ARM board and used in order to avoid obstacles in front and on the
sides of an unmanned vehicle. Sensor fusion was used to accomplish this goal successfully.
Project: Intelligent Sprinkler-Embedded Real Time System
Design: Using an embedded Motorola HC11, assisted by a temperature, humidity, ground moisture, and rain sensor.
A fully autonomous residential/commercial sprinkler system was constructed to water lawns and gardens when
needed, thus saving millions of gallons of water a year.
LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES AND ORGANIZATION INVOLVEMENT:
Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), ( http://www.auvsi.org/ )
A non-profit organization devoted to advancing the unmanned systems community, and committed to developing
and promoting unmanned systems and related technologies.
Membership Date: January 2007-Present
Intelligent Systems Club, University of Michigan-Dearborn
Promoting robotics through participation in national and international robotic competitions
Competitions: 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th & 17th Annual Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (http://www.igvc.org)
Multiple awards over the years: Best placing in 16th Annual IGVC, winning 2nd overall getting the Lescoe Trophy,
2nd in Navigation challenge, & 3rd in Autonomous Challenge.
Technical Aspects: design, testing, and implementation of hardware/software, construction and operation of
mechanical and electrical equipment.
President of club from June 2005 to July 2008
Intelligent Systems Club membership Date: January 2005-August 2008
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), ( http://www.ieee.org/portal/site )
Technical objectives center on advancing the theory and practice of electrical, electronics, and computer engineering
Member of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society since January 2007-Present
Member of University of Michigan-Dearborn Chapter since January 2005-Present
IEEE membership Date: January 2005-Present
Microsoft C/C++; Embedded C/C++ in Linux; Visual Basic 6.0; Microsoft C#; Basic; Assembly Language;
Embedded C; Microchip PIC Programming; MathWorks Matlab/Simulink; Vector CANoe, Xilinx FPGA Software;
Microsoft Office Products; Microsoft Visio; Microsoft Works; Mathmatica 5; PSpice; HTML; Windows
95/98/XP/Vista; UNIX; Linux; Embedded Linux; Cygwin; Computer Aided Design; Adobe Photoshop Suite
JOB EXPERIENCE: (5+ Years of Robotic Experience)
Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI
Product Development Electrical/Electronic Systems Engineer
July 2009-December 2009
Developed simulation software using C++ in Vector CANoe to test out next generation Infotainment Systems and
used the simulation software to test system level components on a CAN-bus breadboard. Developed a CAN-bus
embedded system to gateway old and new messages across the network to connect new and legacy CAN messages
to connect infotainment hardware
University of Michigan-Dearborn, Dearborn, MI
Alumni Robotics Advisor
Advise undergrad and graduate students to build state of the art robotic systems for participation in national and
international robotic competitions
Intelligent Systems Club (Robotics Club), Dearborn, MI
June 2005-July 2008
Led a multi-disciplinary team to design, build, test and deliver multiple autonomous/ teleoperated robots for various
situations in urban and rural areas.
DESIGN PORTFOLIO AND REFERENCES: Available upon request