Segways...I ride 'em
I’m a software engineer with a passion for working with embedded devices, data and machine learning, and creating beautiful and intuitive user interfaces. I consider myself an Android specialist, but with a lot of other general software engineering talents. I love creating software that solves problems for people in simple and beautiful ways.
SciAps, Inc., is a Boston-based instrumentation company specializing in portable analytical instruments. I joined SciAps to lead the software development on their new line of LIBZ instruments. The LIBZ instrument is about the size of a big power drill but fires a laser beam instead of turning screws. The laser's energy creates a plasma spark on the material it strikes and the resulting light is focused onto a spectrometer for analysis. The technique is called Laser-induced Breakdown Spectroscopy and you can read more about it here. I began work on Sciap's LIBZ 500 instrument which was the first of its kind and required developing completely new hardware and software from the ground up. The instrument has a ton of technology packed inside including a touch screen, WiFi, GPS, USB, batteries, mechanical motors, laser, optics, other custom hardware, and runs Android OS on an ARM processor. I’m in charge of anything software related on the device. I have written Linux kernel drivers for our hardware, math/analytical code for all the spectral processing libraries, Android apps to run the instrument, and everything else in between. The project is a blast to work on and I really enjoy every aspect of its development.
SmartHUD is an Android app paired with a small cradle device that is mounted to the inside of your car windshield. The system delivers important information to the driver like navigation instructions and text messages in a non-distracting manner. The system is hands-free and works with voice commands. You can tell SmartHUD to navigate somewhere, respond to text messages, and control music with your voice and you never have to take your eyes off the road. I am one of the co-founders and Android app author.
Burst Android App
Burst.com is a Boston area mobile photo and video startup. Burst’s mission is to make life’s moments captured with photos and videos easy to share with the right people. With Burst, you can snap a photo with your phone and share it with as many or as few people as you want. Moments are accessible from all screens – mobile and desktop, and of course, automatically backed up for you in the cloud. I built Burst’s Android app. You can download it on the Google Play store. I also built a video effects library using C++ and OpenGL that runs on Android, iOS, and on the cloud transcoding machines. The Burst mobile app has a unique way of syncing data with the cloud servers. This enables users to use the app even when they are offline, and their data is synced whenever a internet connection is available.