McKinsey & Company, Los Angeles, California

Digital Expert

2016 - present

 DAQRI, Los Angeles, California

Head of R&D, Principal Scientist

  • Developed biometric monitoring and feedback systems 
  • Authored 7 patent submissions
  • Directed multi-disciplinary team
  • Wrote analysis code in python, R, and matlab
  • Built AWS infrastructure in java
  • Edited device firmware in C++
  • Served on federal and corporate scientific review panels

 2015 - 2016

 Melon, Santa Monica, California

Chief Science Officer

  •  Advised on and tested mobile monitoring hardware
  • Provided scientific guidance on cognitive game design
  • Prepared grant proposals and research abstracts on the development, validation, and monitoring of mobile physiology feedback systems
  • Designed and implemented data acquisition and analysis algorithms in Objective-C, python, Java, R, etc
  • Designed and implemented data-driven analytics backend on Amazon Web Services 

 2014 - 2015, Pasadena, California

Mobile Application Developer for iOS and Android devices

  • Rezoonator: an animal sounds keyboard and game app
  • NeuroQ: a multiple choice app for basic neuroscience
  • threeSim: a three-neuron simulator

 2013 - 2015

The University of MinnesotaMinneapolisMinnesota

Associate Professor - Tenured, Department of Neuroscience

Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience

Core Faculty, Center for Neurobehavioral Development

Founding Core Faculty, Center for Neuroengineering

Research topic: Control of plasticity

2011 - 2014

2004 - 2011

2004 - 2014

2008 - 2014

Spanlink Communications, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Informal Consultant

  • Built multi-node Hadoop DFS
  • Remotely managed Cisco and Supermicro servers


Medtronic, Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota


  • Presented "Fundamentals of Neuroscience" course, which took adult learners from brain structure and cellular function to proposed mechanisms of Deep Brain Stimulation

2010 - 2013
 Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA

Faculty, Neural Systems and Behavior Summer Course

2010 - 2012

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

Senior Postdoctoral Scholar, Division of Biology 

PI: Masakazu "Mark" Konishi

1999 - 2003

The University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO

Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. Physiology and Biophysics 

PI: Angeles B. Ribera

1996 – 1999

Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA

Grass Fellow