by Nicholas
Nicholas Hoza Email: Cell Phone: 360.349.8677 Address: 1767 53rd Loop SE, Olympia, WA 98501 Objective Looking to fully utilize diverse skills and creative enthusiasm at a technologically innovative research and development company. Work Experience SST, Inc. (2009 - 2010) SST Corporate Headquarters 1020 Kifer Road Sunnyvale, CA 94086 Designed and implemented software systems for Silicon Storage Technology, Inc. (SST), the fifth-largest NOR flash memory supplier in the world. (2003 - present) Coded miscellaneous software under contract over the past several years: Have completed more than 35 contracts Have been rated a "Top Coder” Ranked higher than 99% of's 247,000 programmers Automated Vehicle Design: Team Prodigies (2003 - 2004) Led The Prodigies, a two-person team competing in the 2004 DARPA Grand Challenge: Developed neural network based artificial intelligence for real-time video processing Created route planning algorithms based on GPS data and video data Interfaced the computer system with a custom-built vehicle Worked with VIA Technologies, a major sponsor, and several lesser sponsors SRS Technologies (2004) Filmed during the 2004 DARPA Grand Challenge for documentary purposes. Web Design – Examples (websites created entirely by Nicholas Hoza, 2007 - present) · Gaming/Networking/Email Site · International Baja Competition Site · Job Employment Website · Created a sweepstakes website for a travel agency · Created an interactive image viewer used on several museums’ websites · Many more examples available upon request Relevant Technical Skills Most-Relevant Coursework to Date ETEC 11x: design process, design specs, CAD (CATIA), tech drawings, rapid prototyping Power Mechanics (beg+advanced) & Power Transmission: engine & transmission design Polymer Technology: product design, processing, tooling, and basic chemistry of plastics Machine Metal Processing: lab/lecture machining class on the mill, lathe, and drill press Engineering Statics, Intro to Engineering Materials, Strength of Materials, Electronics I Programming Fundamentals (Java), math minor courses(1 remaining), 1 year of physics Familiar Programming Languages JavaScript PHP/MySQL/SQL Visual Basic Basic Java C Perl HTML/CSS Familiar Electronics Systems Circuit Design Computer/Electronics Interfacing Microcontrollers Sensor Control Basic Wireless Communication Motor-Control Circuitry Education Western Washington University (currently attending) – GPA: 3.95/4.00 within major Anticipated Graduation Date: Fall 2011 Major: Industrial Technology Vehicle Design, Minor: Mathematics South Puget Sound Community College (2006 - 2007) – GPA: 3.93 Honors and Awards Academic National Merit Scholar (top 0.5% of college-going students in US) Accepted to WWU with Highest Honors (top 1%) A 2008-2009 WWU College of Sciences and Technology Scholar (awarded to < 1% of WWU students) In the Honors Program at WWU Lightweight Electric Vehicle Scholarship (for developing an electric car from the ground up) Pacific Energy Association Scholarship Seattle Business Forum Scholarship WWU Presidential Scholarship WWU Alumni Leadership Scholarship Other Hold the record for the SMU Track & Field Invitational for the pole vault event. Subject of a 15-minute segment on the Discovery Channel for custom robotic vehicle Building an electric car, created an automated answer generator (text questions to 650-ASK-FISH), built dozens of working robots, seen thousands of ideas come to fruition

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