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Summary

I started coding in third grade and have been delivering cutting-edge solutions in the HVAC, utility rebate program, and Building Automation domain for the past ten years. I'm goal-oriented, work efficiently, love solving new challenges, and am constantly learning. I place emphasis on adaptability, respect, communication, and team building. 

During my time at FDSI, I have modernized the technology stack leading to faster delivery of products and services. Under my leadership, Python/HTML5, offline-capable websites replaced our previous Coldfusion/PalmOS/Windows Mobile stack, leading to wider product availability and faster delivery. Adding Pandas into the mix provided a 100x speedup allowing better algorithms and realtime FDD of sensor data from ~3000 buildings across the nation. Offline capable HTML5 allowed us to rapidly transition our applications from Windows Mobile to Android and iOS, in time to catch the smartphone boom. All products now work across a variety of devices and screen-sizes increasing our customer reach while maintaining support costs.

Day-to-day, I'm involved in business/operational decisions and have liaised with a range of customers from large corporations like Bank of America, and JCI, to small agile companies. I help set the strategy and product vision, lead the translation of business needs into technology,  and refine project management rhythms for all departments. I improved productivity and reliability at FDSI by introducing agile development methodology, upgrading devops, adding Google App Engine and Compute Engine to our deployment options, replacing our internal email/collaboration with Google Cloud for our day-to-day operations eliminating downtime, picking the time-tracking system that reduced overhead... you get the idea.

Work History

Jun 2013Present

Director of Engineering

Field Diagnostics

Participating in CEO-level discussions and decisions. Increased focus on business strategy, product development, and process improvement. I spend about 40% of my time coding and developing algorithms.

Jan 2012Jun 2013

Engineering Manager

Field Diagnostics

Transitioned to a management role with direct reports and more inter-departmental coordination. I still spent about 60% of my time coding and developing algorithms.

Jan 2006Jan 2012

Engineer, Sr. Engineer, Solutions Architect

Field Diagnostics

I primarily focused on technology implementation and low-level architecture over this period, graduating from Engineer, to Senior Engineer, to Architect.

Education

20042006

MS, Mechanical Engineering (Controls)

Texas A&M, College Station

Specialized in Systems and Controls, with a focus on Artificial Intelligence applied to optimization and fault detection/diagnosis problems.

Master’s Thesis; “Urban Traffic Control Based on Artificial Immune Systems”, Texas A&M University, 2005

Pallav Negi, and Reza Langari, “Artificial Immune Networks for Multi-sensor Fault Detection,” Technical Report, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, May 2004

19992004

Bachelor of Engineering, Manufacturing Processes and Automation

Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology

Master’s Thesis; “Urban Traffic Control Based on Artificial Immune Systems”, Texas A&M University, 2005

Pallav Negi, and Reza Langari, “Artificial Immune Networks for Multi-sensor Fault Detection,” Technical Report, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, May 2004