- LabVIEW Programmer/Systems Integration/Project Manager
- San Diego, California, United StatesProgram Development
- Research Intern at Lu Sham Lab Group
- Teaching Assistant for Circuits Lab at University of California, San Diego
University of California San Diego, Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.), Physics with specialization in computational physics
July 2015 – Present(4 years 3 months)Greater San Diego Area
Write applications for machine vision inspection systems, motors, real time/FPGA controllers and other applications using LabVIEW, Java, and C/C++. Research vendor APIs to develop an understanding of device driver architecture with the intention of rewriting core functionality. Develop and maintain motion control algorithms. Basic electrical wiring and mechanical fabrication as needed. Manage project budgets exceeding $100k. Breaking up project budgets into labor hours and material costs in a way that ensures the project will be completed and shipped on time. Work with other engineers with different skill sets as needed based on the details of the project.
November 2014 – July 2015(8 months)University of California, San Diego
Developed an understanding for spin waves, and magnon theory. Currently collaborating to develop a theoretical model of two ferromagnetic spin waves aligned anti-parallel to each other, with a single magnon state propagating through one of them. Intending to make a computer simulation of the theoretical models and analyze the energy spectrum of the system.
March 2015 – June 2015(3 months)Greater San Diego Area
Help undergraduate physics majors develop an understanding of circuit elements, and the circuits they build. Assist students in troubleshooting circuits that are not performing as intended. Provide insight into homework problems when needed. Grade homework assignments and lab reports.
April 2013 – September 2013(5 months)University of California, San Diego
Write image acquisition software in MATLAB to acquire images from a camera at a set frame rate and save the images in numerical sequence. Write image analysis software in MATLAB that would batch-read sequenced images of a planarian worm, allow the user to locate it’s center of mass coordinates using a GUI, and track it’s movement for the duration of an experiment. After it was done tracking all of it’s movement it would calculate and plot a variety of statistical parameters such as mean squared displacement, velocity auto-correlation, mean speed, and more. Tend to multiple separate populations of planarian worms the be used for the experiment. Set up camera’s, infrared light fixtures, and other lighting fixtures that were used in the experiment. Carried out experimental tests and collected data to be analyzed by the MATLAB software.
June 2011 – September 2011(3 months)Milton Freewater, Oregon
Assisted customers in applying for personal and auto loans via telephone. Approved or denied loans to customers based on credit history and income. Filed paperwork in accordance to state specific laws. Collaborated with underwriters in special cases.
April 2008 – November 2010(2 years 7 months)Walla Walla, Washington
Set up work stations for other employees working in the box office. Stocking and re-ordering tickets. Delegated daily tasks, breaks, and other responsibilities to other employees working in the box office. Operated cash register.
Assisted Qwest DSL subscribers in repairing internet connectivity via telephone. Took over for other agents when a manager’s assistance was needed.
Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.), Physics with specialization in computational physics
2011 – 2015
Bachelor of Science (BS), Physics with Specialization in Computational Physics
2011 – 2015
Theoretical physics research in the fields of condensed matter physics, and quantum information. Experimental physics research in the field of biophysics. Made simulations of galaxy collisions using a variety of computational methods for handling models of many body physical systems. T.A. for upper division circuits lab for physics majors. Built an electronic drum set using an Arduino micro-controller, piezo transducers, and other IC’s.
Activities and Societies
Theta Tau: Co-ed Professional Engineering Fraternity. Academic Chair (2012 – 2013). Pledge Marshal (Fall Quarter 2012).
Native or bilingual proficiency
American Sign Language
Limited working proficiency
Built an electronic drumset using an Arduino micro-controller, and piezo transducers. Programmed the Arduino to read induced EMF signals from the piezo transducer and interpret it as MIDI data. Optimized Arduino code to reduce latency for realistic feel and volume control that depended on how hard the drum pad was struck. Conditioned Piezo transducer signal so that it would only send a single well pronounced, short impulses that did not have a peak above 5 volts.
Team Members (1):
Wrote a program in C to model a cartwheel galaxy collision. Set up initial conditions of a spiral disk galaxy and a spherical galaxy. Simulated the time evolution of the two galaxies using Newtonian gravity calculations. The simulation was done using an N-body simulation as well as a tree-code simulation.
Team Members (1):
Developing a tank battle video game using Unreal Engine 4
Learning about game development and Unreal Engine 4 by creating a tank battle game inspired by World of Tanks. Design landscapes, implement AI path finding, physics collisions, and other essential game components.
Team Members (1):
Skills & Expertise
- Music Theory
- Unreal Engine 4
- Particle Physics
- Computational Physics
- Applied Mathematics
- Electrical Design
- Customer Service
- Game Development
- Quantum Theory
- Image Analysis
- Electrical Engineering
- Quantum Information
- Microsoft Word
- Spin Waves
Certified LabVIEW Developer
National Instruments, License 100-917-10988
January 2017 – January 2020
Volunteer Experience & Causes
Causes Matt cares about:
- Animal Welfare
- Arts and Culture
- Human Rights
- Poverty Alleviation
- Science and Technology