About Me

Curiosity Rover and Me
Me next to Curiosity’s stunt double at the Jet Propulsion Lab when I was an intern there.

Hello there! My name is Christian. To start, I am a passionate guy who really loves to build stuff, read, and learn. I started out in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), but found a love for mathematical algorithms that drives my career path these days.

In my career thus far, I have spent time at NASA JPL working on Computer Vision algorithms for autonomous drones, spent a lot of time at UIUC developing a background in numerical methods and simulation, and then spent a lot of time at Raytheon Missile Systems building mathematical and statistical algorithms and making predictions via simulation.

On my own time, I spend a lot of time reading and learning. I guess I just find it so exciting to break into some new area and be able to expand one’s ability to solve new problems. I also love finding the beauty, especially in a mathematical sense, in different areas of engineering and science. If there is one thing I have learned, though, is that there is no chance I can learn nearly everything out there. Due to this, I usually spend my time learning in areas of Computational Mathematics, Numerical Analysis, Computer Science, Control Systems, and Software Engineering.

Painting of Yoda at my place…

Outside of any professional stuff, I have a ball of energy named Jupiter who keeps me on my toes and ensures I escape my cave. I also enjoy movies, being a foodie, messing around with illustration and graphic design, being active, playing paintballing, and a few other things. I also love Star Wars and you can find things in my apartment to prove it…

jupiter the dog
Jupiter, the Photogenic Dog