2013 Thiel Fellow (2013 - Present)
Selected as a Fellow for the 2013 class of Thiel Fellows. I am working on my Embedded Cluster Computing company for the fellowship. Thiel Fellows are given a no-strings-attached grant of $100,000 to skip college and focus on their work, their research, and their self-education. They are mentored by a network of visionary thinkers, investors, scientists, and entrepreneurs, who provide guidance and business connections that can’t be replicated in any classroom. For more information visit: http://thielfellowship.org
Co Founder and CEO (2012 - Present)
REX Computing is developing new embedded cluster computing systems for servers, mainframes, and supercomputers, while focusing on energy efficiency, cost and total size. Our solutions provides companies with a low initial and long-term cost systems that utilize embedded ARM processors that are commonly found in modern smartphones and tablets, and instead networks them together to share resources and computational power. Our systems are designed to be able to easily replace existing HPC and server solutions, which can be found in every supercomputing, data, rendering, and hosting center locations worldwide. In addition to only ARM solutions targeting a more general use case, we are also developing specialized systems utilizing low power superscalar MIMD co-processors that are coupled with general purpose ARM processors. These massively parallel multicore co-processors excel at multithreaded workloads and use up to 10 times less electricity for the same amount of processing power when compared to a competing Intel powered system.
Researcher (2010 - 2013)
MIT Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies
Rapid prototyping of augmented reality, gestural interfaces, laser communications, and other concepts for possible military use
Android Development Consultant (2012 - 2013)
Epson America Inc.
Working on developing applications for the Epson Moverio BT-100 transparent head mounted display.
School and Student Coordinator (2011 - 2012)
Privately Held, 1-10 employees, Computer Games
Developed and integrated our own and other schools curriculum into our main product "Code Hero", which aims at teaching students how to program in a variety of languages. I was responsible for working with schools on integrating the game into their day and/or after school curriculum and addressing student and teacher feedback.
Owner (2009 - 2010)
Self-Employed, Consumer Electronics
EyePC manufactures consumer oriented head mounted displays (HMD's) and full wearable computing systems.
Skills & Expertise
Research, Python, Programming, Android, Embedded Linux, Linux, Augmented Reality, Hyperlocalization, Bluetooth, Embedded Systems, Entrepreneurship