Andy Tan

About Me

Hey, you probably know by now, but my name is Andy and I am currently a 3rd year Mechatronics Engineering Student at the University of Waterloo.

As a mechatronics student, I have done a variety of projects and internships in multiple engineering disciplines, which has allowed me to gain a versatile skillset. My focus is towards embedded software and algorithms which are used to drive the mechatronic systems in everyday life. I am always looking for new opportunities to further develop my skills. If you would like to know more about what I have done, take a look through my website or check out my résumé.

Interests/hobbies: sports(mainly volleyball, basketball, soccer, and Frisbee), hip-hop dancer, photography

Work Experience

Future Software Intern | NVIDIA

  • Will be contributing to the development of the Jetson Embedded Platform
Jan 2019 - Apr. 2019

Embedded Software Developer | Imagine Communications

  • Designed a PID loop to control PWM fans to efficiently cool down FPGAs
  • Increased driver compile time by over 60% through optimizing register array generation, which led to over an 80% decrease in on board memory
  • Created a library that uses I2C protocol to actively control the SelenioTM Network Processor’s power supplies
May 2018 - Aug. 2018

Image Processing | Flex

  • Optimized a Python script that synchronizes positional data from an infrared camera and magnetic tracker
  • Improved a start-up routine regarding TCP to CAN messages on a Raspberry Pi; increasing consistency from 30% to 90%
  • Implemented face detection on an NXP S32 Vision Processor using a TFTP and NFS server hosted on Ubuntu
  • Streamed and recorded video using a Raspberry Pi’s GPU


Sept. 2017 - Dec. 2017

Mechanical Engineer | Linamar

  • Developed Excel VBA scripts to generate and forward autonomous emails based on daily user input data
  • Designed structures in SOLIDWORKS to optimize process flow and CNC machine efficiency
  • Improved machine cycle times by performing time studies, leading to 5-20% increase in production for 4 different production lines
  • Updated to-scale floor plans in AutoCAD in multiple facilities
Jan. 2017 - Apr. 2017

Automation Intern | Systematic Fluid Power

  • Handled pneumatic and electronic components manufactured by notable companies such as SMC, Panasonic, Azbil, MURR Electronik, and more
  • Assembled various bill of materials along with ensuring quality assurance 19% earlier than the normal daily time restriction
  • Efficiently shipped and received goods within time restrictions and customer regulations

May 2016 - Aug. 2016

Projects

SMART MIRROR

FACE TRACKING MODULE

STACKER

POLARITY DETECTING ROBOT

GEARBOX MEASURING TOOL

CANTILEVER BEAM

VIRTUAL WORK SPACE

BANKSY

Personal Website

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