Chris Puglia

Electrical and Computer Engineer


I'm Chris, an Electrical and Computer Engineer from Boston. I appreciate the intricate ties between hardware and software and love combining the two into amazing systems. I enjoy making, inventing, and pushing the boundaries of my knowledge.

My Latest Projects



Northeastern University

Computer and Electrical Engineering B.S. Summa Cum Laude

Courses: Electronics I-II, Mobile Robotics, Digital Design, Electromagnetics, Linear Systems, Networks, Software Security, Engineering Algorithms, Database Design, Calculus I-III, Differential Equations
Activities: Mentor for Entering Honors Students, IEEE Student Chapter, Catholic Center Service Committee Chair, Intramural Sports

Dec 2017
Boston, MA

St. John's High School

National AP Scholar, National Honor Society

May 2013
Shrewsbury, MA


L3 Open Water Power - Somerville, MA

Electrical Engineer

January 2018 - Present

WHOOP - Boston, MA

Electrical & Computer Engineering Co-op

Contributed to the electrical/firmware design, manufacture and test of a fitness wearable for elite athletes. Contributed to R&D of next-generation product as well as performing sustaining engineering on existing product line.

  • Designed and build functional alpha prototypes of a new sleep sensing product

  • Created test fixture and developed testing application to verify system quality

  • Extensive electrical debug, bring-up, rework and EDA design

January 2016 - August 2016

CyPhy Works - Danvers, MA

Electrical & Computer Engineering Co-op

Worked as an integral member of small team of engineers developing a micro UAV system for a government contract. Saw project through delivery and made significant contributions to both electrical and software design.

  • Designed and tuned LiPO battery management system, with gas gauging, cell balancing, and safety shutdowns.

  • Developed and tested power system, which allowed the drone to fly for hours over a small gauge microfilament tether.

  • Implemented GStreamer solution for streaming low-latency video from drone to OCU tablet.

January 2016 - August 2016

Digital Lumens - Boston, MA

Electrical Engineering Co-op

Developed a Surge Module to protect high efficiency LED lights from surge events. Directed project through design, prototyping and UL/CE regulatory testing.

  • Extensively used ECAD software to create and modify various PCB’s.

  • Ran thermal, ESD and efficiency testing on suite of lighting products.

  • Automated a number of tests through use of Python scripting which greatly reduced test time and increased accuracy.

December 2014 - July 2015

IBM - Littleton, MA

SmartCloud Notes Software Development Intern

Designed and tested a program to scan e-mail attachments in-flight for viruses. Solution increased efficiency and provided significant cost savings compared to previous virus scanning program.

June 2014 - August 2014

Honors & Awards

Tau Beta Pi
Eagle Scout
Honors Program
Eta Kappa Nu


PCB Design

Designed and built numerous PCB's using EDA software tools such as Altium Designer.

BOM Management

Heavily used tools such as Arena to create, modify and track product BOM's from design to production.


From writing scripts to automate tests procedures to large projects such as the Raspberry Pi Music Client

Electrical and Environmental Testing

Performing ESD, Thermal, Hi-Pot, and lifetime testing on various electrical systems.


From huge projects at IBM filtering spam to various class work I have done lots of development in C/C++.


I have extensive experience with both reflow and hand soldering, including fine pitch SMT components.


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