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I'm a multidisciplinary engineer trained in mechanical engineering, computer science, and biomechanics/physiology. I'm a tinkerer and compulsive problem solver. My educational background focuses on the integration of human anatomy and physiology with mechanical and electronic interfaces. In my personal life I love to tinker and have built several fun projects using Raspberry Pi, microcontrollers, and various sensors. Outside of tech, I have a passion for skiing and the outdoors!

Hello! I'm Katrina!

Katrina Siegfried

COMPUTER SCIENTIST
MECHANICAL ENGINEER
BIOMECHANIST
TINKERER
COMPULSIVE PROBLEM SOLVER
LOVER OF CRAFTS AND TECH

 

Email:

katrina.siegfried@gmail.com

 

EDUCATION
 
2007-2013

B.S. Mechanical Engineering

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT BOULDER

  • Concentration in biomaterials and biomechanics

  • Graduated pre-med with a minor in biology

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.12

  • One-year capstone project in biomedical engineering in partnership between the university and CaridianBCT (now Terumo BCT) redesigning and modeling the tubing in a blood collection centrifuge

  • Fundamentals of Engineering Exam Certified (FE) NCEES ID: 12-648-92

2007-2013

Certificate in Biomedical Engineering

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT BOULDER

  • completed as part of B.S.

2013-2014

M.S. Integrative Physiology, Biomechanics

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT BOULDER

  • Research focus in computer programming, biomechanics, and science education

  • Extensive coursework in bioengineering

  • Cumulative GPA 3.61

2018-Present

M.S. Candidate, Computer Science

Big Data in Biomedicine

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, DENVER/ANSCHUTZ

  • Research focus in big data in biomedicine

  • Leveraging physiological knowledge to make sense of the vast amount of medical data

  • C++, Julia, Python, TensorFlow

  • Cumulative GPA 3.76

EXPERIENCE
 
2018-Present

Active Innovations Laboratory

CONTRACT RESEARCH SCIENTIST

  • Designing and manufacturing novel testing equipment, including circuit layouts, physical structures, programming of microcontrollers, automation

  • Meeting with research team and directly with customer to outline deliverables and testing parameters

  • Management of design and budget, promoting safety and efficacy

2017-2018

Silicon STEM Academy

SENIOR ENGINEERING INSTRUCTOR

  • Creating a novel curriculum for a capstone project-based course for most advanced students

  • Oversight of 10 high-school-age students and delivering engineering content concentrated in circuits,
    soldering, and microcontroller programming; maintenance of 48 Linux computer systems

  • Development and oversight of 10 different microcontroller-based projects, all delivered on-time and
    under-budget

  • 3.5 Class hours per week with additional 3-12 planning and preparation hours per week

2013-2014

University of Colorado at Boulder

GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANT

  • IPHY 3415 Human Anatomy Laboratory and IPHY 4540 Human Biomechanics

  • Work within given course guidelines to develop and execute lesson plans

  • Convey passion for subject material to garner interest in the subject material and the field

  • Evaluate students through graded examinations and practical evaluations

  • Meet with students outside of class hours to aid in understanding of subject material

2010-2012

University of Colorado at Boulder

STUDENT RESEARCH ASSISTANT

  • Extensive work in experimental design and methods design

  • Developed novel methods for the study of the tendon-bone interface

  • Worked with various bio-material fixing and testing techniques

  • Strong sense of self-motivation required to meet research goals with minimal oversight from lead researchers

PROJECTS
 

Check out my blog to see the progress I have made on my latest projects!

When SRAM is Making You Sad: A Layperson's Guide to Embedded Hardware Memory

January 10, 2019

DIY USB Light

December 26, 2018

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SKILLS
 

MATLAB - Advanced

Solidworks 3D Modeling - Intermediate

Python - Intermediate

Julia - Intermediate

Human Anatomy/Physiology - Advanced

C++ - Advanced

Lab View - Proficient

Hardware-Software - Intermediate

EXPERTISE
 
DATA ANALYSIS & SOFTWARE

With 2+ years experience working with physiological and bio-data, I can analyze, investigate, and model unique relationships within large sets of biological data. Additionally, with my training in software I can debug, build, and improve software projects, especially where they relate to medical devices and biosignals.

TEAMWORK

Through my experience in my graduate research and as an educator, I have learned to work well with interdisciplinary teams and am comfortable explaining complex anatomical and technical concepts. I firmly believe a diverse set of skills on a team is critical to resolving the best solutions.

BIOMECHANICS

With a strong understanding of mechanical principles and human anatomy, I am intimately familiar with the mechanics of the human body. This is not limited to overall joint mechanics, but also biotissue mechanics, and how to mechanically test and validate their properties.

 
CONTACT ME

© 2018 Katrina Siegfried

Katrina Siegfried

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEER / PROGRAMMER

 

Email:

katrina.siegfried@gmail.com