Mechanical Engineer, Roboticist, Maker
Ph.D Candidate in Mechanical Engineering @ UHM Dissertation Topic: Concurrent robot localization and modeling of dynamic environment features
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering @ UHM 2021
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering @ UHM 2019
Wa’ahila Ridge Trail; Honolulu, Hi
Work | Exploring the dichotomy of science and design in systems.
My research focuses on making machines and systems more capable of high fidelity and highly “intelligent” performance. I go about this by building upon and combining the foundations of system design, control theory, dynamical systems, machine learning and state estimation to find automated solutions to complex problems.
My industrial interests are in autonomous system development, complex mechatronic systems design and consumer product development. I also have interest in the area of artisanal production such as; woodworking, machining, fine arts, culinary arts, making, etc.
Things That Inspire
Spirit, Curiosiity and Pathfinder Rover Models; Jet Propoulsion laboratory
Résumé / CV
- RAN LAB | LAB MANAGER + GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCHER
Jan 2019 – Present | Honolulu, Hi
- UHM Dept. of Mechanical Engineering | Graduate Teaching Assistant Spring 2020 – Fall 2021 | Honolulu, Hi
- MAKAI OCEAN ENGINEERING INC. | MECH. ENG. INTERN Jan 2018 – Jan 2019 | Honolulu, Hi
- GENERAL CONTRACTING | FREELANCE DESIGNER/BUILDER Fall 2017 – current | Honolulu, Hi
- MTS/IEEE OCEANS Conf., San Diego, California | September 2021
- Coming Soon – Student Poster Competition Finalist
- MTS/IEEE OCEANS Conf., Seattle, Washington | October 2019
- MTS/IEEE OCEANS Conf., Marseille, France| July 2019
- U.S. Dept. of Energy Ocean Observing Prize Discover & Design Winner
- U.S. Dept. of Energy 2020 Marine Energy Collegiate Competition Winner
- National Science Foundation S-STEM Scholarship recipient
- CAD • GD&T • Machining • Electronics • Construction • Scuba Certified
- Matlab • Python • Linux • GitHub • LATEX
Finding Inspiration in our beautiful, ingenious world.
Kilauea Iki crater, Volcano National Park; Volcano, Hi