My life has led me through a journey of varying experiences such as optimizing autonomous drones with NASA Researchers, working security for Super Bowl 50, creating efficient traffic management systems, assembling high voltage electric car circuits, coaching K-8 judo, fiddling around with robotic exosuits, building robotic doggos, and designing interactive virtual environments. After tearing my elbow in a national judo match and undergoing reconstructive surgery, I became a passionate developer for assistive technology and personalized experiences.
My primary research explores extended reality by combining immersive environments, wearable robotics, and biofeedback with a focus in iSTAR (immersive Systems Towards Assisting Reality/Recovery/Rehabilitation). I aim to augment assistive technologies through gamification by creating interactive experiences that are both physically and emotionally intelligent in assisting users. Currently, I have had the opportunity to become a published ACM and IEEE author in this research area, as well as learn from organizations like the National Institute of Health, Walt Disney Imagineering, Warner Bros Entertainment, Google Daydream/Cloud, and Valent Power.
I enjoy growing my skills, learning new concepts, and applying them in creative ways to develop fascinating experiences that make a difference in people’s lives. My interests are in human-computer interaction, immersive media, robotics, affective computing, user experience, and emerging technologies. I welcome new opportunities as well as collaborations and invite those interested to reach out to me.
Unity3D Engine, Unreal Engine 4, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality, C#, C++, Matlab, ARKit, Research, Human-Computer Interaction, User Experience Testing, Motion Capture, Arduino, MPLAB, PSPICE, Embedded Systems, Robotics, Mechatronics, Simulation, Filter Design, Circuit Analysis, Data Visualization, Data Analysis, Automation, Project Management, Technical Writing, Leadership, Teamwork, Public Speaking, Tutoring, Weight Lifting, Living Like Larry, Eating Healthy, Eating Pizza