#include <stdio.h>

/* ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 * ~~~ So what is it that I actually do? ~~
 * ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ */
int main() {
  printf("I prefer to work right where hardware meets software. \n"
         "The skills I use most are: \n"
         "-> Computer architecture (using FPGAs) \n"
         "-> Assembly programming (ARM, x86, and Atmel) \n"
         "-> C programming (concurrency, drivers, and kernel code)");
  return 0xdeadbeef;

But who am I?

Current job

I am a Cyberspace Operations Officer in the United States Air Force.

Technical hobbies

I have a <strong> love </strong> for the art of engineering. Check out my personal projects.


I received my B.S. and M.S. degree from Carnegie Mellon University in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Fun facts

I grew up in Austin, Texas and in my spare time I enjoy playing acoustic guitar and Latin dancing.

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An interactive, educational breadboard to ease circuit-building and debugging.


Harry Potter Spell Dueler

An augmented reality Harry Potter spell dueler.


Batteries Not Included

Kinetic energy harvesting RF transmission over IEEE 802.15.4 using AES 128 bit encryption.


Build18 Garage

WebApp for the Build18 Organization to manage teams, parts, and media for projects during the annual hackathon.


Embedded Structures

Using C preprocessor macros so data structures can be used in embedded systems code without large libraries.

Programming Languages
  • printf('C');
  • print 'Python (2)'
  • $display("System Verilog and Verilog");
  • .ascii "ARM, x86, and Atmel assembly"
  • report "VHDL";
  • System.out.println("Java");
  • <html></html>
  • html:before {content:'CSS';}
  • console.log('Javascript');
  • echo Batch scripting
  • echo "Bash scripting"
  • fprintf(1, 'MATLAB');

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) 2015 - 2016
M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Pittsburgh, PA

Carnegie Mellon University 2011 - 2015
B.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering Pittsburgh, PA


WiSE (Wireless, Sensing and Embedded Systems Lab) 2015 - 2016
Graduate Researcher Pittsburgh, PA

Telephonics Summer 2014
Hardware Intern Long Island, NY

  • Developed an automatic regression test harness for VHDL code using Python, HTML, CSS, and Bash scripting. The program elaborated a library of high level simulation commands into a VHDL testbench to be simulated using the Active-HDL command line simulator. Results were then verified cycle by cycle against the standard for the VHDL module under test.
  • Ported the Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) VHDL design from a Xilinx Virtex series 5 FPGA to a Series 7 Device. Gathered board utilization data using Vivado and verified that all modules in the design were accounted for and not optimized away.

Bit-Flip Pre-Fetcher with Justin Meza Summer 2013
Research Assistant Pittsburgh, PA

  • The goal was to optimize DRAM latency at the system level with a pre-fetcher that uses a grammar constructor algorithm (SEQUITUR) to create a hierarchy of rules that predicts frequently accessed memory locations.
  • Implemented the algorithm in Python and ran it against pseudo-random strings to see the depth and breath of the dictionary created. Analyzed tradeoffs of using the algorithm and measured its impact on system resources at a high level.

Carnegie Mellon University Summer 2013
Head Teaching Assistant Pittsburgh, PA

  • led a team of 3 teaching assistants for a 6 week course teaching introductory programming in Python. Prepared material for 30 total recitations in a class of 70 students.

Check out my work


Build18 President 2014 | Officer 2013 - 2016
An annual hack-a-thon held by the ECE department at CMU to provide students with a risk-free environment to pursue personal engineering challenges, where the only limiting factor to creation is their own ingenuity.

Eta Kappa Nu (Sigma Chapter) 2015 - present
The Eta Kappa Nu honor society is an organization dedicated to encouraging and recognizing excellence in ECE. Only students in the top of the class are considered for admittance. Members participate in various service projects.

  • Build18 Faculty Choice Award Spring 2016
  • College of Engineering Dean's List Spring 2015
  • Most Outstanding Embedded Systems Capstone Project Spring 2015

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