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.

yoda
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