I presently lead the software development team for University of Michigan's Mcity. Mcity is a public/private partnership supporting a purpose-built proving ground for testing connected and automated vehicles and technologies in simulated urban and suburban driving environments. I manage/lead a team developing facility automation, data collection, manipulation, and analytic systems. My prior work experience includes health care data warehousing, energy trading, and writing for Maker: Magazine. Click here to access my full resume.
I am an Honor graduate of the Moravian College (Bethlehem, PA) Computer Science program, Class of 2007. I studied under the advisement of Ben Coleman. During my time at Moravian I developed an interest in distributed computing and network algorithms. I worked with Dr. Gerencher of the Moravian College Earth Science department on the Seismic Internet Monitoring Application (SIMA) building internet connected Seismometers using PIC microcontrollers. In my final year at the college, I wrote my honors thesis exploring network routing algorithms on specific (graph) topologies of networks. Part of the project required modeling network topologies and designing a discrete-event simulation of trafic across the desired topologies. The paper is available here.
I live with my wife Kim in Superior Township, just outside of Ann Arbor, MI. We were introduced by co-workers at the University of Michigan Health System. We spend our time together playing board games, gardening, restoring furniture, paddle boarding, camping, and traveling.
What is "novaslp"? I get this question often. It's a shortened version of "Nova's Lurking Place". About 25 years ago, Nova was the name of my favorite Lego Space minifig. "Nova's Lurking Place" was the name given by my friend to the throne room in each of the massive (3ft x 4ft) space ships that I'd build to wage war with/on his ships during our play sessions. I registered the domain when I was about 12 years old and have kept it active since.