Software Design for Physical Devices.

I'm an engineer building IoT devices to enable validation of localization solutions for use in smart cities.

Previously I was lead for AV and ADAS testing for Ford Motor Company where I designed test software and hardware solutions for connected vehicle systems. From 2021-2022 participated in an AV shuttle delivery pilot in Detroit working with infrastructure sensors, AV, and remote controlled vehicles.

I got my start in the automotive world University of Michigan's Mcity where I lead a team to design and develop integrated software and hardware solutions for testing automated and connected vehicles. While there, I assisted with the Mcity Driverless shuttle project, the first automated shuttle project in the US for consumer research. I lead the design and development of Mcity OS, a hardware/software solution that runs at multiple test facilities (public/private), enabling the creation and orchestration of repeatable smart city infrastructure and vehicle tests.

Outside of the office, I'm usually tinkering with cars, gardening, building things, brewing beer, or playing disc golf.


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Disc Golf

Disc Golf




  • 2023/04 - Augmented VRU perception for connected vehicles demonstrated at Mcity. Link
  • 2022/10 - 5.1M NSF grant funds Mcity 2.0 development - Mcity OS to be key tool for researcher access Link
  • 2022/03 - Ford Fund / XD / AV Future Tech combine AV research w/ community outreach in Southwest Detroit. Link
  • 2021/12 - Ford to launch free food delivery program in southwest Detroit using autonomous shuttle. Link
  • 2021/12 - Ford AV Delivery Pilot Will Deliver Ford to Residents of Southwest Detroit. Link
  • 2021/04 - Cloud-based platform from Mcity simplifies CAV test creation and execution. Link
  • 2021/02 - Mcity OS: New Cloud-Based Tools Simplify Complex and Repeatable Automated Vehicle Testing. Whitepaper Link
  • 2021/02 - New Mcity OS tools make it easy to create, execute, and repeat AV test scenarios at Mcity Test Facility or other test sites Link
  • 2021/01 - First License for AV testing software developed by UM's Mcity goes to American Center for Mobility Link Link 2
  • 2020/10 - COVID - 19 could have derailed Mcity's Summer Interns. It did not. Link
  • 2020/10 - The Henry Ford Acquired Navya Autonom Shuttle used by Mcity.Link
  • 2020/04 - "Fake Cities" Help Automakers Refine Driverless Car Technology. Link
  • 2019/07 - Testing the Future Link
  • 2019/01 - Researchers are using IoT to learn how you react to Autonomous Vehicle Technology. Link


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    Superior TWP, MI 48198
    United States
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    6900 Hickory Run
    Superior Township, MI 48198
    United States
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