Jessie Lee C. Santiago
(864) 650 - 4594
425 White Water Falls Dr. Apt #532
Charlotte, NC 28217
Education and Certification
Passed FE Exam
Clemson University - Clemson, SC May 2015
Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering
Clemson University - Clemson, SC May 2013
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
Santiago, JL., et al. “Soft Robots and Kangaroo Tails: Modulating Compliance in Continuum Structures Through Mechanical Layer
Jamming“. Soft Robotics. June 2016, 3(2): 54-63. doi:10.1089/soro.2015.0021.
Santiago, JL., et al. “Layer-Jamming Scales with Hardening Capability”. Proceedings of 2015 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky,
Montana, Mar 7 - 14, 2015. IEEE New York, NY, USA 2015.
Santiago, JL., et al. “Learning with CyberPLAYce, a cyber-physical learning environment for elementary students promoting
computational expression”. Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems: Proceedings of CHI 2014 Conference,
Toronto, Canada. April 26 – May 1, 2014. ACM New York, NY, USA, 2014. 165-166. Print
Programming in C++
Image Processing w/ Blepo/OpenCV Libraries
Multi-layer Neural Networks
ROS + Gazebo
Assembly for the x86 Architecture
HTML/CSS along with some MySQL
Kinect Development in C++
Arduino Utilizing xPC Target Embedded
Electric Servos + Motors
2D Laser Cutting
NI-ELVIS Development Board
Soldering + Board Design (EAGLE)
Graduate Programming/Robotics-Related Course Work
Analysis of Tracking Systems | Learned about Different Types of Adaptive Filtering Methods Fall 2014
Robotics and Soft Computing | Learned Rudimentary Neural Network and Genetic Algorithm Theory Fall 2014
Robot Manipulators | Studied How to Analyze Rigid-linked Manipulators of N-DoF Summer 2014
Robotic Simulation | Used ROS + Gazebo to Simulate Drone Stabilization Control Spring 2014
Advanced Nonlinear Control Spring 2014
Digital Image Processing | Learned OpenCV/Blepo Libraries by Writing Functions from Theory Fall 2013
Analysis of Linear Systems | Linear Control Theory Fall 2013
Architectural Robotics | Learned about Robots in an Architectural Environment Fall 2013
EE Designer – Charlotte, NC Sep 2015 to Present
Quickly learned completely new skillset to independently manage, design, and model complex power distribution systems
for various commercial building projects involving data centers, offices, apartment-retail complexes, and high-rise
Teaching Assistant – Clemson, SC July 2014 to August 2015
Taught a microcontroller interfacing and circuits lab involving teaching a small group of 15 students and giving them
exams on material
Research Assistant – Clemson, SC July 2013 to August 2014
Started working in the mechatronics lab developing thesis project
NC Fike Student Services – Clemson, SC July 2012 to August 2013
Helped gym patrons as a front desk attendant
Worked from 3-8am in the morning cleaning and maintaining workout equipment
Applied Data Technologies – Charlotte, NC July 2011 to August 2011
Handled the logistics of new orders for Beaufort County School District.
Assisted with district-wide installation of new desktops, printers, projectors, and smart boards.
IT Support June 2010 to August 2010
Registered students for online gradebook software for district high schools.
Upgraded outdated software via network updates throughout county.
Basic IT services (such as installation of network printers and fixing computer problems).
Activities and Honors
Coca-Cola Scholars Fall 2009
Palmetto Fellows Scholarship Fall 2009 through 2013
Piedmont IEEE Award – Electrical Engineering Fall 2012
IEEE Robotics Program
Participating Member Fall 2010 – Spring 2011
Learned how to contribute ideas effectively (team-oriented way of approaching a project).
Optimized equipment purchases and checked current consumption and power consumption calculations.
Designed a triple 7-segment LED display interfaced to two micro-controllers to display number of victims, victim status,
and victim position.
Sub-Team Captain Spring 2011 – Fall 2012
Responsible for the sensors portion of the robot.
Designed four sensor circuits for the robot using B2-Spice to simulate circuits.
Built waveform sensor, voltage sensor (not sensitive to voltage polarity arrangement), and capacitance sensor.
Learned to design and solder sensors on PCB.
Team Captain Spring 2013
Led the robotics team to build a successful robotics platform.
Managed a group of 20 electrical and computer engineers into teams to build key hardware and software components
Organized integration of all systems