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Christian Perez
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PHD Physics Stanford University 2014
Case Western Reserve University 2008 Bachelors Engineering
Ph. D. Researcher 2006 – Jun 2014 Stanford University, Stanford, CA • Led 3 person project team in instrument construction, design of experiments, troubleshooting, and analysis of simultaneous FRET, force, and extension measurements on single molecules of vitamin-sensing RNA • Analyzed >1500 single-molecule time series and force-response signals (>400,000 data points) using IPython+Numpy+MongoDB ( and matplotlib • Implemented a laboratory inventory management system using Django+MySQL+Apache to store metadata on several hundred scientific samples Product Design Consultant Aug 2011 – Jun 2012 RiceRunner, Stanford, CA A design team born out of the Stanford that aims to alleviate the cycle of poverty among Cambodian rice farmers by increasing fertilizer efficiency through affordable technology • Facilitated 31⁄2 weeks of field testing of paddy fertilizer applicators in Cambodia & Vietnam • Interviewed farmers, NGO stakeholders, potential partners, and small business owners, and discovered that any solution must be easy to manufacture in-country and would maximize farmer convenience • Iterated design from hand-driven prototype to tractor bolt-on with no moving parts, and proposed a distribution model that leveraged tractor-for-hire workers looking to increase income using small capital investments Director Sep 2008 – Jun 2009 Los Salseros de Stanford, Stanford, CA • Led 25 person dance group with 5 officers and a $16,000 budget in semiweekly practices • Designed, scripted, choreographed, taught, and directed 90 minute stage show including stage lighting, audio production, and costumes Computer Engineering Intern Jan 2004 – Jun 2004 Intel/HP Itanium joint design center, Fort Collins, CO • Completed full digital system verification of VHDL microcontroller and firmware for on-die power control system on an Itanium2 processor • Created Perl software to facilitate hardware debugging of first run chips; loaded test patterns into flip-flops using scan methodology and compared read out bits to expected Recitation Leader Sep – Dec 2003 Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH • Organized and taught weekly recitation of 20 students for Intro C++ programming course • Designed and evaluated programming assignments covering advanced topics like: pointers, templates, inheritance, polymorphism, and naming things
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