C.V. - University of Illinois at Urbana

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Philip E. Paré
136 Walden St.
Cambridge, MA 02140
[email protected]
(617) 291-1703
Education
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
• Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering
Brigham Young University
• M.S. Computer Science
Advisor: Sean C. Warnick
Master’s Thesis: Necessary and Sufficient Conditions for
State-Space Network Realization
• B.S. Mathematics Major with Honors, Music Minor
Advisor: Sean C. Warnick
Honors’ Thesis: Analysis of a Family of Markov Models Relating
Consumer Demand to Transactions Data
May 2018
Urbana, IL
August 2014
Provo, UT
August 2012
Provo, UT
Awards/Honors
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Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, & Golden Key Honor Societies
Relevant Coursework
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EE 773 Linear System Theory, CS 613 Robust Control, CS 401R Feedback Systems, CS
412 Modeling & Optimization
Math 621 Spectral Graph Theory, Math 570 Matrix Analysis, Math 540 Linear
Analysis, Math 352 Complex Analysis, Math 341-2 Real Analysis I & II
Econ 588 Advanced Econometrics, Econ 388 Econometrics, CS 676 Adv Data Mining
Relevant Experience
Coordinated Science Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
August 14Research Assistant
Urbana, IL
• Studying and developing models and control techniques of epidemiological systems
• Studying and developing clustering techniques of dynamic systems
• Researching clustering as a type of model reduction for dynamic systems
IDeA Labs, Brigham Young University
September 08-August 14
Research Assistant
Provo, UT
• Developed necessary and sufficient conditions for state-space network realization
• Developed and compared network reconstruction techniques
• Developed Markov models that related daily sales data to transactions data
• Researched optimal scheduling of flexible batch manufacturing systems
• Researching optimal pricing algorithm for collaboration with BYU Bookstore
IDeA Labs, Brigham Young University
Fall 2012, Fall 2013
Teaching Assistant
Provo, UT
• Courses: “Networks, Crowds, and Markets” and “Algorithmic Decision Processes”
• Held office hours, helping students with homework and test questions
• Conducted test reviews and lectured several times
Intel Micron Flash Technologies
Process Control Systems Intern
May 12-August 12
Lehi, UT
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Developed a selection methodology for LQG run-to-run observer cost
functions that used a gradient-ascent-type algorithm to find weighting matrices to
improve the production quality delivered by the run-to-run LQG control system.
This methodology was implemented on an actual full-scale production dry etch
process and resulted in improvements of 15.68 %.
Cambridge Research Lab, Vecna Technologies
June 09-August 09
Robotics Intern
Cambridge, MA
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Tested performance of several GPS modules, analyzed data, and presented results
at company meeting to help select best option for BEAR Robot
MIT Newman Laboratory for Biomechanics and Human Rehabilitation
May 05-August 05
Engineering Intern
Cambridge, MA
• Collected data for rehabilitation research for wrist movement of stroke patients
• Designed and built test bench for research experiments
Publications
[1] P. E. Paré, et. al., "A Unified View of Balanced Truncation and Singular Perturbation Approximations," American Control
Conference, Chicago, accepted for publication, 2015.
[2] P. E. Paré, V. Chetty and S. Warnick, "On the Necessity of Full-State Measurement for State-Space Network Reconstruction,"
2013 IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing: Symposium on Network Theory, Austin, 2013.
Other Experience
On-Campus Housing Brigham Young University
Resident Assistant
• Managed a floor of 36 residents
August 08-April 09
Provo, UT
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
March 06-March 08
Volunteer Teaching Representative
Mexico City, Mexico
• Personally trained 3 new volunteers
• Led up to 30 other volunteers in training, language learning, etc.
Skills/Activities
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Matlab, Java, C++, Latex, and Python
Fluent in Spanish
BYU Mascot, Cosmo the Cougar
BYU Symphony, 4th chair, viola section
CAD System Proficiency – NX, Catia, ProE
Eagle Scout, 2004
August 08-August 14
September 09-April 11
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