Student Group

 

Student Members of the Fire Research Group

 

 

Bailey Farren

baileyfarren.32@berkeley.edu

Skills:

Bailey Farren is a senior studying Cognitive Science and Rhetoric. On campus, she works for the Division of Data Science in curriculum development, and for the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology to spread the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship with an emphasis on data-driven business models.

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Her career trajectory is in big data and the fire industry. After experiencing consecutive and brutal fire seasons (that are only projected to continue in frequency and severity), her focus centered on how real-time data analysis can be brought to firefighting. 

Rafael Rejtman

rafaelrejtman@gmail.com

Skills:

Rafael Rejtman is a passionate Mechatronics Engineering student at the University of Sao Paulo. Having done research at KU Leuven (Belgium), he is now a student in UC Berkeley’s Startup Semester program, as well as an intern at Bank of the West (BNP Paribas).

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His research interest at Berkeley is in how UAVs can be utilized for the purpose of fire detection. 

Jacob Green

jacobgreen920@berkeley.edu

Skills:

Jacob Green is a computer scientist set to graduate from UC Berkeley in Spring 2019 with high distinction. He specializes in Artificial Intelligence, with an ability to implement many different, fully functional Machine Learning Techniques.

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 He previously interned at FaceFirst Inc., focusing on image processing and neural networks for the purpose of facial detection and recognition. Jacob is interested in bolstering the tools available to firefighters to take advantage of all the resources available through data-driven technology. 

Noah Wu

noahywu@berkeley.edu

Skills:

(1) Computer vision modeling using deep learning.

(2) Programming language for software and database.


(3) experience working with geospatial data and map visualization.

Rohan D’Souza

Rohan.ds1001@berkeley.edu

Skills:

Rohan D’Souza is an undergraduate majoring in computer science. His main focus/passion lies at the intersection of Machine Learning and Education.

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 Rohan believes that at our current position in the 21st century, where the forefront of computer science is being applied for self-driving cars, movie recommendations, and advertisements, it’s time this technology starts being used for the safety of our friends and family during the harsh times of the fires. 

Connor Griffith

connor.griffith@berkeley.edu

Skills:

Connor is a Senior studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UC Berkeley and will be graduating in Fall 2019. 

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He has gained a diverse knowledge base through his positions as an engineering intern at Mercedes-Benz Research and Development and as a computer science intern at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division of the Navy. At Mercedes-Benz, Connor worked in the Hydrogen Fuel Cell division getting hands on experience with renewable energy power delivery. At NAVAIR, he gained experience in software development as his team was creating a widely deployed flight simulator for post flight data analysis.


Emily Hill

kira13zyh@berkeley.edu

Skills:

Emily Hill is a third year studying Cognitive Science and Computer Science. She is an undergraduate researcher at Hybrid Ecologies Lab at Cal, focusing on Human-Computer Interaction research.

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She is a digital product designer and the principal designer at Multimeet, a Skydeck Hot Desk company. Emily is also a mobile developer familiar with both Android and iOS platforms.


Jingtong Zhao

jingtong_zhao@berkeley.edu

Skills:

(1) Finance skills in assets investment. Experience in quanting and asset appraisal.

(2) Programming languages in Python, MatLAB, JAVA, C++ for software. Experience in the application of LabVIEW.

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(3) Knowledge in material area, physics.


Rui Sun

rui_sun@berkeley.edu

Skills:

(1) Environmental engineering design and contamination treatment.

(2) Programming language for software and database using Matlab or python.

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(3) Basic programming in C language.


(4) Environmental Engineering design using AutoCAD.


(5) Material selection using CES Edupack.


Rui Xu

xurui970112@berkeley.edu

Skills:

(1) CAD Mechanical Design and Material Science background

(2) Experience about automatic control, finite element analysis, fluid dynamics, and thermodynamics

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(3) Basic programming skills using Matlab


(4) Experience working with statistical analysis


Wei Huang

wei_huang@berkeley.edu

Skills:

Wei Huang is a graduate student studying Materials Science and Engineering at UC Berkeley, having a solid foundation of materials science as well as physics, being able to make use of tools like ANSYS to make material simulation.

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He also possesses basic programming skills with C, C++, MATLAB, R, python language. Having taken some MBA and related financial courses and having an interest in economy, he could also analyze a problem from economic and financial perspective, and he is currently doing a small investment project for a start-up in UC Berkeley. Besides, since working on this fire research project, he has also been learning involved knowledge and skills like machine learning methods, computer vision using deep learning, etc.


Carlos Núñez

carlos_nunez@berkeley.edu

Skills:

(1) Natural Language Processing modeling using supervised learning.

(2) Python Programming for Data Science and ML.


(3) Modeling and Optimization of LP and NLP.


Jeremy Hamlin

jeremy_hamlin@berkeley.edu

Skills:

(1) Designing control algorithms for linear and nonlinear systems

(2) Implementing controls in MATLAB and C++


(3) Programming Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for flight operations


Mikio LaCapra

mikio.lacapra@berkeley.edu

Skills:

(1) Multiphysics simulations on MATLAB and ANSYS

(2) Design and use of SOLIDWORKS


(3) Material characterization and synthesis through powder and wet chemistry


(4) Technical writing, research presentation, data visualization

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Mikio is a graduate student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering studying Modeling and Simulations. Alongside his capstone group, he is developing a fire simulation and drone mapping technique to predict fire propagation through physical terrain at low computational costs. His skills and experience come from an interdisciplinary Mechanical Engineering and Material Science background, in addition to extensive material research, including abroad in China and Japan. Specific skills include MATLAB, ANSYS, SOLIDWORKS, material characterization, and technical writing.