Chris Puglia

Electrical and Computer Engineer

About

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. I am currently studying at Northeastern University.

My Latest Projects


Resume

Education

Northeastern University

Computer and Electrical Engineering B.S. with a minor in Math
Current GPA 3.87

Courses: Electronics I-II, 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

Work

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 the 38AWG 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


Skills

C/C++

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

BOM Management

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

Python

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

PCB Design

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

Java

One of my first programming languages, I am very familiar with the Java platform.

Soldering

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


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