I am an experienced research engineer in the field of signal processing and computational imaging. I like to apply cutting edge theoretical concepts into hardware prototypes. My background is in electromagnetism and radar signal processing. I have also worked on optical non-line-of-sight imaging (seeing around corners).
Applying novel radar system and signal processing concepts in the field of automotive radar, in order to create a safer driving experience.
I have worked with Prof. Andreas Velten for the DARPA REVEAL project. I have developed an improved, multifunctional active system capable of exploiting the information embedded in scattered photons, in order to create an image of a target hidden around a corner. I was also able to collaborate with the other group members (research associates and students), as well as mentor undergraduate and graduate students.
I have focused my attention on the receive signal processing of a theoretical radar system, called hybrid MIMO phased array radar (HMPAR). I analytically derived the Cramer-Rao lower bound (CRLB) for the HMPAR and compared the receive signal processing performance to the CRLB through simulations. This research was part of my dissertation.
For a few semesters, I have been a teaching assistant for an undergraduate class, called ''Circuits & Instrumentation''. It was a lab based class, where students learned basic circuit concepts through the use of breadboards, electrical components, test instruments and software simulations.
PhD Dissertation: Hybrid MIMO phased array radar (HMPAR) receive signal processing
Relevant courses: Detection and estimation theory, Optimum array processing, Information theory, Introduction to algorithms
Relevant courses: Electrical and digital communications, Microwave engineering, Image processing, Antenna theory, Radar theory
Having lived in the Upper Peninsula, I fell in love with ice hockey and started playing in low level leagues. I also enjoy playing tennis and -of course- soccer (or football, depending on which side of the world you are in!). Traveling and cooking are also hobbies I try to cultivate with my family.
I am firm believer that learning is a neverending process. I therefore try to allocate time in learning new things outside my comfort zone. Examples include (but not limited to): learning a different foreign language or a new programming language. This website is an example of me digging into HTML and all the available templates & tools available on the internet.