I am a recent graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a Master of Science Engineering degree in Embedded Systems (EMBS). I am currently a computer engineer at Lockheed Martin in King of Prussia, PA

Work Experience

Lockheed Martin, King of Prussia, PA

Computer Engineer, July 2018 - Present

NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA

Embedded Systems Intern, July 2017 - August 2017

  • Wrote a module to provide single stream data to Pixhawk controller for a mini-car.
  • Wrote an algorithm for Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) using Random Sampling Consensus (RANSAC) and Extended Kalman Filter (EKF) in python for use with a lidar sensor
  • Vanguard, Malvern, PA

    Software Developer II, July 2011 - Present

    March 2013-Present
  • Full-stack ETL/UNIX/Java/Oracle developer on the TLM application.
  • Write batch software to automate internal reconciliations to “balance the books”
  • July 2011-March 2013
  • Developed software for Vanguard.com (using an agile approach) for cost basis reporting per IRS guidelines
  • Human Engineering Research Labs, Pittsburgh, PA

    ASPIRE Intern, May 2010 - August 2010

    The American Students Placements in Rehabilitation Engineering (ASPIRE) internship that I completed in Pittsburgh, PA at the Human Engineering Research Labs (HERL) was a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. The program was a joint effort by the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon Universityi, and the VA with funding through the National Science Foundation. I did my research under the supervision of Jon Pearlman, PhD.

    I worked on a data collection project from a small tracking device placed on wheelchairs as well as a statsics project. My research paper [Manual Wheelchair Safety? Adverse Reports to the FDA] won the Best ASPIRE paper award for 2010 and was accepted into the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) 2011 conference.

    Perilstein, P., Pearlman J.L., Manual Wheelchair Safety? Adverse Reports to the FDA.
    Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North Amerca Conference, Toronto, Canada, June 5-8, 2011.

    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

    MSE, Embedded Systems, August 2016 - May 2018

    Boston Scientific / SQRL "Pacemaker Formal Methods Challenge"
    Recipient of the Best Hardware Design at the Fall 2016 UPenn SEAS Project Fair for our pacemaker project. Our team of four students modeled the heart and DDD type cardiac pacemaker in UPPAAL and wrote queries to verify they were deadlock free and met the timing constraints. The heart and pacemaker were prototyped on two mbed LPC1768 ARM (32-bit Cortex-M3) microcontrollers and the code was written in C++.

    Designed and implemented (from scratch) a UNIX-like operating system with a priority scheduler, a FAT flat filesystem and a shell for human interaction

    Packet Parser
    Wrote a PCAP TCP/UDP parser to extract META data and payload from network trace file

    Master/Slave Teleoperation
    Designed, laser-cut, wired, and coded a device to sense two degrees of freedom of motion and a second device to mimic the motions in closed loop actuation.

    WiFi RC Car
    Designed, laser-cut, wired, and coded a race car controlled remotely through WiFi

    Balance Bot
    wrote PD control algorithms for a robot that could “stand” and move on two wheels

    Battle Bot
    Designed/built WiFi remote control bot with attack arm, light frequency “healing” sensor

    Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA

    BA Computer Science, Spanish, August 2007 - May 2011

    Teaching Assistant (TA) - Intro to Computer Science II
    I answered questions and helped students complete their lab work. I also graded submissions and other assignments.

    Tech Desk Assistant
    r I diagnosed problems that students, faculty and staff were experiencing with their computing devices and advised or provided solutions.

    Universidad de Granada, Granada, España

    Centro de Lenguas Modernas (CLM), January 2010 - May 2010
    I spent the spring semester of my junior year in a full immersion Spanish study abroad program and lived with a Spanish family. I studied the Spanish language, culture, literature, and history. All of the courses were taught entirely in Spanish by Spanish professors.
    EMBS Graduate Courses