Ryan White

Computer Engineer

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Notable Projects

Embedded Lighting Controller

We are designing an Embedded Lighting Controller which will use existing lighting standards to allow for easy control of different kinds of lights in embedded environments such as costumes, props, or other portable items. The device shall be simple to configure and easy to use. The device shall be able to operate under the command of a larger show control system for use in other performing arts or professional environments and also be able to operate independently for isolated works, both in professional and hobby environments. The device shall also implement a modular interface to allow selection of independent sub-modules to drive the types of lights (or other peripherals) used in that installation. This modular interface will allow users to select a driver that only does as much as they need, and potentially upgrade it should their needs change.

Project Lite

Project Lite was the creation of me and some friends wanting to make a new, low cost smart lighting solution. The project consisted of individually addressable, hexagonal panels while could have patterns, gradients, or solid colors on them. The panels were 3d printed and used common addressable LED tape to keep costs down. A full usable interface was developed alongside the panels, and the project was entered and selected as a finalist for the Bronco Startup Challenge. While we unfortunately did not win the overall competition, we had fun developing the product. Since my friends have now graduated, we are unable to continue development on this project right now, but may do so some day.

SVHS School Timer

The Silver Valley High School Bell Timer is a project I started my Junior Year of high school. The bells had broken on campus, and some people wanted to keep them off while some people wanted to keep them on. With the campus divided, I wrote this simple web app as a compromise, allowing those wishing to use the bells to have them on their computer. The web app was widely used and continues to be maintained upon request for the school. It is currently live at RyanSW.com/Timer



California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, Minor in Entrepreneurship

August 2016 - May 2020


President's List

2 Years

Dean's List

6 Terms

Work Experience

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Electronics Intern

May 2019 - Present

Working on embedded software for the Polar Radiant Energy in the Far InfraRed Experiment (PREFIRE) CubeSat. Wrote embedded divers for interfacing with hardware SPI and UART modules on the Vorago VA10820. Wrote a C library for building, sending, receiving, and decoding CCSDS Space Protocol Packets in an ARM mcu. Writing a Python library for dynamically encoding, decoding, and handling CCSDS Space Protocol Packets. Assisting with the development of an ARM based stepper motor driver for optics on the PREFIRE CubeSat

Cal Poly Pomona Client Services

Desktop Support Student Assistant

July 2017 - June 2019

Assisted desktop support technicians in maintaining state equipment and working with users to resolve issues. Managed a support incident and request ticket queue and worked independently to resolve issues. Lead and supported the implementation of Teamviewer for providing remote assistance to our users

Cal Poly Pomona Client Services

Classroom Technology Student Assistant

February 2017 - July 2017

Supported media and teaching technology in classrooms across the entire campus. Assisted IT staff with setup and installation of multimedia equipment in classrooms

Barstow Community College Performing Arts Center

Sound and Lighting Technician

January 2015 - July 2015

Primary sound technician for all purchased venue use. Provided assistance to college for internal venue use for college events and drama club performances

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