Latest Post: Theory vs Systems made on 01 November 2017
Some of my more recent writings are at mirror.xyz here: https://mirror.xyz/dfern.eth
I am interested in the areas of computer architecture, neuroscience, DNA sequencing/computing, biomedical imaging/sensors, and photonics/optics. Many of my ideal research areas or career paths involve the intersection of these topics, such as photonic integration, neuromorphic chips, brain computer interfaces, and neuroimaging. I am also interested in topics at the intersection of neuroscience and computation, such as neural networks, pattern recognition, deep learning, and artificial intelligence. To this end, I graduated in Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois specializing in biomedical optics.
At Illinois, I served as President of the IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu Alpha Chapter at UIUC, worked in Prof. Gabriel Popescu's Quantiative Light Imaging Lab and with a technology transfer startup for the lab, Phi Optics.
I additionally served as President of the newly-formed Neuroengineering Student Association (NESA)
After graduating from Illinois, I interned with the Synapse Biology group (PI: Prof. Stephen J Smith) at the Allen Institute for Brain Science under Forrest Collman & Sharmishtaa Seshamani
From 2016-2018, I completed my MSEE at Stanford University, focusing on Analog circuit design, Neuroscience, and Brain-Machine Interfaces. Afterwards, I dropped out of the doctoral program to go full time as a Software Engineer at Cadence Design Systems.
email: daniel at this domain