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William A. Cuthbert
  • Undergraduate Research Fellow

  • SMALL (nanobio Sensors and MicroActuators Lab)
    Department of Electrical Engineering

    Bonner Hall #326

    University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (SUNY at Buffalo)
    Buffalo, NY 14260

    Tel: (716) 645-3115
    Fax: (716) 645-3656

  • E-mail: wac2@buffalo.edu

  • Web-site: www.SMALL.buffalo.edu

Research at SMALL
  • Magnetics-Based Bidirectional Non-Invasive Brain-Computer Interfaces

  • SMALL member since September 2006

  • An entry-level position in a multi-billion dollar industry with opportunity for rapid career advancement

Education - B.S. ( February 2008)
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, May 2008

  • University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

  • Minor in Music Composition; Overall GPA: 3.5/4.0; Engineering GPA 3.3/4.0

  • Relevant Coursework

    • Digital Principles, Electronic Devices Theory and Lab, Applied Probability and Statistics, Microcontrollers Theory and Lab, Electromagnetic Theory Electronic and Computer Music, BioMEMS and Lab-on-a-Chip, Signal Analysis and Transformation Methods, Biomedical Electronics, Nanostructure Materials

  • UB Honors College Provost Scholarship

  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars

  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society

  • Eta Kappa Nu Electrical Engineering Honor Society

  • Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society

  • Sigma Tau Gamma Ronald W. Roskens Scholar

  • James W. McLernon S.A.E. Scholarship

  • Babcock & Wilcox Company Scholarship

  • SEAS Honorary Senior Scholar

  • George M. Benenson Memorial Scholarship

Research Experience
  • Research Fellow, Advisor: Assistant Professor Dr. Kwang W. Oh, Sept. 2006 – Present

    • Magnetics-Based Bidirectional Non-Invasive Brain-Computer Interfaces

    • Won a grant from the UB Honors Program Research Fund to conduct research and experimentation (Nov. 2007)

    • Incorporate custom transcranial magnetic stimulation with wireless electroencephalography

    • Investigate the design feasibility of high-resolution transcranial micro-electromagnetic transceiver arrays

    • Recruit and lead a team of undergraduate engineers, computer scientists, psychologists, & neuroscientists

  • Engineering Intern, Stellar Technology, Inc., Amherst, New York (November 2006 – Present)

    • Supervisor: Lead Engineer Victor Sears

    • Innovate a low-power wireless transceiver for networking with pressure transducers

    • Test and research Frequency-Hopping Spread Spectrum short-range wireless systems

    • Write computer code in C and assembly languages for microprocessor synchronization

    • Use computer-aided design for the printed circuit board layout of an instrumentation amplifier

    • Design an electromagnetic interference filter for a switch-mode DC-DC converter

    • Wire and troubleshoot an office network, rearrange and rebuild cubicle organization

  • Trainee, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology, North Bangkok, Thailand (Summer 2007)

    • Supervisor: Associate Professor Dr. Montree Siripruchyanun

    • Conducted research on current-mode integrated circuits for analog signal processing applications

    • Performed electronic circuit analysis and experimentation using PSPICE computer simulations

    • Presented conclusions to Thai students and professors of the Faculty of Technical Education in EE

    • Learned skills and attitudes of vocational training in the context of Thai society

Mentor Experience
  • Calculus and Physics Tutor, Blake Academic Success Center, Amherst, New York (January 2006 – May 2007)

    • Supervisor: Tera White

    • Clarified difficult concepts to students and accommodate various learning styles

    • Recognized as the tutor with the highest level of customer satisfaction, as indicated by student feedback

Computer Skills
  • Working knowledge of Windows 95/98/NT/Me/XP, Linux, Apple/Macintosh, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power-Point and Visio), Photoshop, HTML, Metrowerks CodeWarrior, Keil Tools, C/C++, ARM Assembly, LabView, Maple, PSPICE, Electronics Workbench (Multisim & Ultiboard PCB Layout), Matlab, ProTools, Logic Pro, Max/MSP

Leadership/Teamwork/Community Service
  • Zeta Pi Chapter President of Eta Kappa Nu Honor Society for Electrical and Computer Engineers

  • VP of Programs, Social & Scholarship Chairman, Intramurals Coordinator & Founder of Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity

  • Team Captain of intramural flag football and volleyball franchises

  • Robotics Team 340 Programming Team, 3rd Place at national competition in Atlanta 2004 (High School)

  • Volunteer for the visit of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama at Buffalo

  • Volunteer at the UB Relay For Life to support cancer research and Stay Up UB to benefit U.N.I.C.E.F.

  • Volunteer in Walden Galleria Mall��s ��Galleria of Treats�� Halloween event for underprivileged children

  • Volunteer with the UB English Language Institute��s ��Chat Room�� helping foreign exchange students

  • Producer of a series of audio books donated to children at the Ronald McDonald House in Buffalo, NY

  • IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, COSIGN Student Interest Group in Neurology
  • Owner & operator of an amateur recording studio since 2001, centered on my custom-built personal computer
  • Schussmeister��s Ski Club, Outdoor Adventure Club, Jam Club, DJ/Producer for Hip-hop Student Association
  • Boxing Club, Wrestling Club, Kendo Martial Arts Club, Aikido and Muay Thai Club (Thailand)

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