Curriculum Vitae

University of California, Los Angeles
Ph.D Mechanical Engineering, expected 2010
Major: Systems and Control, Minor: Optimization
Research topic: adaptive control and estimation of laser wavefront error

M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Spring 2007
Major: Systems and Control, GPA: 3.8

University of California, Berkeley
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Spring 2006
Pi Tau Sigma, 2002 National Merit Scholar
GPA: 3.43 (overall), 3.66 (major)
UCLA Beam Control Laboratory
September 2007 thru present

Sohn Lab, Nano-Bio and Microfluidics Research
September 2005 thru May 2006
The Aerospace Corporation
Member of the Technnical Staff, Control Analysis Department, June 2007 thru September 2007

UCLA, Introduction to Modeling and Analysis of Dynamic Systems
Graduate Student Instructor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, January 2007 thru March 2007

California Engineer Magazine
Editor-in-Chief, August 2002 thru May 2006

Amgen Inc.
Intern, Corporate Engineering and Capital Projects, June 2004 thru August 2004

Amgen Inc.
Intern, Engineering and Technical Services, June 2003 thru August 2003

Rockwell Scientific
Intern, Power Electronics, March 2002 thru June 2002

ME104: Engineering Dynamics
ME175: Lagrangian Dynamics

Fluids, Heat, and Thermodynamics
ME105: Thermodynamics
ME109: Heat Transfer
ME106: Fluid Mechanics
ME163: Engineering Aerodynamics

ME107A: Experimentation and Measurement
ME107B: Mechanical Engineering Laboratory
E190: Technical Communication
Materials and Engineering Mechanics
CE130: Mechanics of Materials I
ME124: Mechanical Behavior of Materials

Controls and Robotics
ME132: Dynamic Systems and Feedback
ME134: Automatic Control Systems
ME135: Design of Microprocesssor-based Systems
ME198: Optimization-based Controler Design

Design and Analysis
ME102: Mechanical Engineering Design
ME180: Analysis using the Finite Element Method
ME119: Microelectromechanical Systems
Fall 2006
M270A: Linear Dynamic Systems
M271A: Stochastic Processes in Dynamic Systems
M276: Dynamic Programming

Winter 2007
M270B: Linear Optimal Control
M271B: Stochastic Estimation
M298: Advanced Digital Control and Mechatronics

Spring 2007
M270C: Optimal Control
M275A: System Identification
CE235: Advanced Process Control

Additional Courses
CS276: Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning
EE210A: Adaptive Filtering
Stats C283: Statistical Models in Finance
EE236A: Linear Optimization
EE236B: Nonlinear Optimization
EE236C: Large-Scale Optimization
Graduate Coursework