I am a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin — Madison, pursuing a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering as part of WEMPEC. My research focuses on control of electric machines, specifically targetting magnetically levitated motor systems.
I believe that technologies are most disruptive when a passionate individual spans their entire lifetime — starting with initial research, to concept conception, through design and prototyping, to entrepreneurial roll out. Through my studies, I strive to change the world using this process.
To achieve high performance control of electric machines, cross-domain knowledge is required. The underlying physics must be understood, control theory must be applied, and high performance embedded systems must be used for implementation. I thrive in multi-disciplinary environments, where my research and experience gives me the tools to succeed.
Severson Research Group · severson.wempec.wisc.edu
January 2018 — Present
Research focuses on advanced high-performance control of bearingless motors. Designed and developed open-source source hardware / firmware for academic research motor drives. Worked on team to develop electric machine modeling framework for machine design and optimization.
BETA Technologies · beta.team
February — December 2019
Developed high performance embedded hardware and firmware for inverter running electric aircraft propulsion unit. Implemented both traditional and sensorless control techniques for novel PMSM.
Silicon Labs · silabs.com
Summer 2017, Summer 2018
Projects for Digital Radio team developing embedded firmware running on radio tuner/demodulator/coprocessor devices. Optimized memory utilization of module using pool-based allocation, created system tracing framework and visualization. Designed and built PCB for customers that enables easily interfacing host system to embedded devices over SPI.
Computer Systems Lab (CSL) · csl.cs.wisc.edu
March 2016 — September 2018
Intel Corporation · intel.com
Summer 2013, Summer 2014
Automated testing of mobile performance tool, developed Android app to visualize device metrics and created Qt GUI for Pintool interaction.
University of Wisconsin — Madison
Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, expected 2024
Advisor: Eric Severson
B.S. Computer Science, May 2019
Graduated with Distinction, Varsity Men's Rowing letterman
Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowship
Received Spring 2020
Direct support of graduate studies provided by the UW-Madison Graduate School.
Awarded to about 200 graduate students at UW-Madison each year.
Grainger Power Engineering Undergraduate Award
Accepted April 2019
Recognition of scholarly achievements in the field of power engineering.
1 of 5 undergraduate awardees at UW-Madison.
Big Ten Conference
Distinguished Scholar Award
2017-18 Season, 2018-19 Season
Recognition of student-athletes who have recorded a minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.7 or higher for the previous academic year. 1 of 5 awardees from Wisconsin Men's Rowing.
Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA)
2017-18 Season, 2018-19 Season
Recognition of student-athletes with top academic standing as well as high athletic performance. 1 of 3 awardees from Wisconsin.