I am pursing a Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) degree in Embedded Systems (EMBS) from the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS). I expect to graduate in May of 2018. I am also simultaneously working at the Vanguard Group, Malvern PA as a software devleoper.
|CIS 501||Computer Architecture||CIS 541||Embedded Software for Life-critical Applications|
|Spring 2017||CIS 540||Principles of Embedded Systems||CIS 553||Network Systems||CIS 700||Operating Systems Design and Implementation|
|Fall 2017||CIS 581||Computer Vision & Computational Photography||ESE 519||Real Time Embedded Systems||MEAM 510||Design of Mechatronic Systems|
|Spring 2017||MITRE eCTF||MITRE eCTF Independent Study||ESE 516||IOT Edge Computing|
NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VAEmbedded Systems Intern, July 2017 - August 2017
Vanguard, Malvern, PASoftware Developer II, July 2011 - Present
July 2011-March 2013
Human Engineering Research Labs, Pittsburgh, PAASPIRE Intern, May 2010 - August 2010
The American Students Placements in Rehabilitation Engineering (ASPIRE) internship that I completed in Pittsburgh, PA at the Human Engineering Research Labs (HERL) was a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. The program was a joint effort by the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon Universityi, and the VA with funding through the National Science Foundation. I did my research under the supervision of Jon Pearlman, PhD.
I worked on a data collection project from a small tracking device placed on wheelchairs as well as a statsics project. My research paper [Manual Wheelchair Safety? Adverse Reports to the FDA] won the Best ASPIRE paper award for 2010 and was accepted into the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) 2011 conference.
Perilstein, P., Pearlman J.L., Manual Wheelchair Safety? Adverse Reports to the FDA.
Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North Amerca Conference, Toronto, Canada, June 5-8, 2011.
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PAMSE, Embedded Systems, August 2016 - May 2018
Boston Scientific / SQRL "Pacemaker Formal Methods Challenge"
Recipient of the Best Hardware Design at the Fall 2016 UPenn SEAS Project Fair for our pacemaker project. Our team of four students modeled the heart and DDD type cardiac pacemaker in UPPAAL and wrote queries to verify they were deadlock free and met the timing constraints. The heart and pacemaker were prototyped on two mbed LPC1768 ARM (32-bit Cortex-M3) microcontrollers and the code was written in C++.
Designed and implemented (from scratch) a UNIX-like operating system with a priority scheduler, a FAT flat filesystem and a shell for human interaction
Wrote a PCAP TCP/UDP parser to extract META data and payload from network trace file
Designed, laser-cut, wired, and coded a device to sense two degrees of freedom of motion and a second device to mimic the motions in closed loop actuation.
WiFi RC Car
Designed, laser-cut, wired, and coded a race car controlled remotely through WiFi
wrote PD control algorithms for a robot that could “stand” and move on two wheels
Designed/built WiFi remote control bot with attack arm, light frequency “healing” sensor
Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PABA, Computer Science, Spanish, August 2007 - May 2011
Teaching Assistant (TA) - Intro to Computer Science II
I answered questions and helped students complete their lab work. I also graded submissions and other assignments.
Tech Desk Assistant
I diagnosed problems that students, faculty and staff were experiencing with their computing devices and advised or provided solutions.
Universidad de Granada, Granada, EspañaCentro de Lenguas Modernas (CLM), January 2010 - May 2010
I spent the spring semester of my junior year in a full immersion Spanish study abroad program and lived with a Spanish family. I studied the Spanish language, culture, literature, and history. All of the courses were taught entirely in Spanish by Spanish professors.