Pedro Colón-Hernández

Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Media Lab pe25171@media.mit.edu

I am a graduate student interested in developing ways to make technology more understandable and usable for everyone. I have experience in hardware and software systems, with a focus on wearable technology and intelligent assistants.


Experience

Graduate Research Assistant

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Working on the development of intelligent assistants that can browse for information, compile it into a usable source, and make inferences from it. The assistant will be able to guide users along tasks, and handle any problems that they encounter along the way.

June 2018 - Present

Master's Thesis

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Worked on developing an object detection wearable that uses a sensor fusion (Radar, spectrometers, broadband camera) to identify objects and relay, through conversations with an intelligent agent, relevant information.

September 2017 - May 2018

Summer Graduate Research Intern

Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Lincoln Laboratory

Worked on fuzzing commercial avionics through various means (grammar, mixing and matching, manually constructed input). Did some C++ and Python tool development, and made a system to automate the fuzzing of avionics.

June 2017 - August 2017

Graduate Research Assistant

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Worked on fuzzing commercial avionics through various means (grammar, mixing and matching, manually constructed input). Did some C++ and Python tool development, and made a system to automate the fuzzing of avionics.

June 2017 - August 2017

Projects (Under Development)

Dynamic Assistants

MIT Media Lab (Cambridge, MA)
September 2018 - Present

Hover

MIT Media Lab (Cambridge, MA)
September 2018 - Present

Where's Pedro?

MIT Media Lab (Cambridge, MA)
September 2018 - Present

Holobits

MIT Media Lab (Cambridge, MA)
September 2018 - Present

Data Manipulator

MIT Media Lab (Cambridge, MA)
September 2018 - Present

Xeon Phi Card Management Tools

Intel Ronler Acres (Hillsboro, Oregon)
May 2013 - August 2013

Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Doctor of Philosophy
Media Arts and Sciences

GPA: 5.00/5.00

September 2018 - May 2022

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Master of Science
Media Arts and Sciences

GPA: 5.00/5.00

September 2016 - May 2018

University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez

Bachelor of Science
Computer Engineering

GPA: 3.90/4.00

August 2011 - May 2016

Skills

Programming Languages & Tools

Interests

Apart from being an engineer, I enjoy photography, long walks, and reading. In the winter, I am a polar bear. During the summer, I enjoy going to the beach.

When forced indoors, I follow a number of sci-fi and fantasy genre movies and television shows, I am an aspiring chef, and I spend a large amount of my free time exploring the latest technology advancements.


Awards & Certifications

  • Graduate Education for Minorities (GEM) Fellowship Recipient - 2016
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Recipient - 2016
  • Certified Computer Engineer in Training (EIT) in Puerto Rico - 2016
  • Approved the Computer Engineer Professional Engineering (PE) Exam - 2016