Bradley D. Farnsworth

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Case Western Reserve University


Short Academic Biography

Bradley Farnsworth graduated with his MS degree in Electrical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University in 2010 and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering with a Japanese minor in 2006. He graduated summa cum laude with a 4.0 GPA for both his undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Bradley was a member of Dr. Darrin Young's Wireless Microsystems research group. His thesis project was the design of a wireless implantable electromyogram (EMG) sensor for control of prosthetic limbs. His research was sponsored by the Cleveland Advanced Platform Technology (APT) Center and the Cleveland VA Medical Center. Bradley attended the 2008 IEEE Sensors Conference in Lecce, Italy, where he won 1st prize in the Best Student Paper Competition. Bradley also won a Grand Prize at the 2008 Research Showcase for his poster presentation about this research project.

Bradley was the sensors tech lead with Team Case in the DARPA Urban Challenge. Team Case built DEXTER, a fully-autonomous robotic vehicle for urban environments. Bradley designed, setup, and maintained sensors, electrical systems and computer systems on DEXTER. He wrote a 500kbps LIDAR serial driver in LabView, LIDAR feature extraction software, an Eaton VORAD RADAR driver, and assisted with a stereo camera interface driver.

Bradley participated the 2006 Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition as a member of the Case "Roberto" team and in the Autonomous Robot Soccer competition sponsored by Dr. Wyatt Newman at Case in Spring, 2006. Bradley's team won the Fall, 2004 Case LEGO 375 Autonomous Robotics Egg Hunt Challenge.

Bradley is a member of Tau Beta Pi and the IEEE. At Case, Bradley was president of the Case Mac Users Group, SIGMAC from 2003-2006, was the Graduate Student Representative to Case IEEE, and served on the Case Electrical & Computer Engineering Curriculum Committee. He was a teaching assistant under Dr. Mike Suster in the Summer 2007 ENGR 210 Circuits & Systems course. Bradley is a National Merit Scholar. He also received three honors upon graduation: the Case Alumni Association Award for the highest GPA in the Case School of Engineering, the EECS Chairman's Award, and the Case ACM Award.

Bradley worked part-time for PerceptIS as a computer support technician on the Case campus. Bradley was formerly the Apple Campus Representative at Case. He interned at Sonnet Technologies of Irvine, CA in 2004 where he worked on a Parallel ATA to Serial ATA adapter board. He also received an Apple student developer scholarship to attend the Apple Worldwide Developer's Conference in 2005, 2006, and 2007.

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