Tim Perkins

I've gone pro! (...software engineering!)

About Me

I am originally from Topsfield, Massachusetts, home of the Topsfield Fair, the oldest agricultural fair in America. For high school I went to Masconomet RHS.

For my undergraduate studies I attended Lehigh University located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. I studied electrical engineering with a concentration in computers. Throughout college I had a work study job as a "Junior System Administrator" in Packard Lab. In 2007 I studied abroad in Florence, Italy. I took classes in Italian, Drawing, and Printmaking. In 2009 I graduated from Lehigh with my bachelor's degree.

I decided to stay at Lehigh for a master's degree in computer engineering. I worked in Lehigh's robotics lab, VADER Lab, with my advisor Professor John Spletzer. I worked primarily on the autonomous wheelchair project. I received my degree in May 2011.

As of September 2011, I work for Qinetiq North America (Unmanned Systems).

Interests

Sort of work related: Computers, Electronics, Robotics, Hardware Hacking

Not work related: Camping, Sailing, Skiing

Class List

CSE 360 - Intro to Mobile Robotics

ECE 420 - Advanced Circuits and Systems

CSE 340 - Algorithms Design & Analysis

CSE 327 - Artificial Intelligence Theory & Practice

CSE 450 - Advanced Topics in Mobile Robotics

CSE 403 - Advanced Operating Systems

ECE 414 - Signal Detection and Estimation

CSE 426 - Pattern Recognition

CSE 495 - Research: VADER Lab

ECE 319 - Digital System Design

CSE 401 - Advanced Computer Architecture

CSE 490 - Thesis: Developing Cost-Effective Robot Navigation

Projects

Cooperative Communication & Control (C3) for Multi-Robot Systems

Improved iRobot Interface (I3)

Improved Wheelchair Motor Controller

Pymex, Python in Matlab

IFM O3D2XX Driver

MicroStrain 3DM-GX1 Driver

Smart Wheelchair Navigation

Misc

Organizer of the Graduate Research Seminar Series

Vader Lab Administrator

Graduate Student Senate CSE Representative

Graduate Research Committee Member

Eagle Scout

I'm also slightly artistic...

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Packard Lab, Etching and Aquatint, 2009.

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Resume

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Last updated 2011-10-02.