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 fact, I have started this Fall (2017) in grad school at UIUC for Computer Science to continue venturing on with this passion.
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 and statistical models. More recently, I have started as a grad student under Jeff Erickson and Bob Haber working at an intersection of Computational Geometry and Scientific Computing to develop adaptive, constrained 4-D meshing algorithms for systems of Hyperbolic Partial Differential Equations. Other technical interests span Artificial Intelligence, Optimization Algorithms, Scientific Computing, and Software Engineering.
Outside of “work”, I enjoy outdoorsy and adventureous activities, especially if I can take my dog Jupiter along. Some of my favorites have been camping, hiking, kayaking, white water rafting, deep sea fishing, and scuba diving. I also enjoy paintballing if I can find people daring enough to join me and love movies.. I am definitely a cinephile. Also food. Definitely a foodie when I can afford to be!
For anyone interested in reaching out to me about opportunities, be it industry or research collaboration, feel free to email me by clicking here.