Kevin Croissant

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Computer Engineering Senior, Ohio University
Undergraduate Researcher at OU Avionics Engineering Center
Vice President, OU Amateur Radio Club (Callsign: KE8HRK)
Email: website@kevincroissant.com
Phone: +1 (440)-345-6488 (call/text)
Full résumé

About me

I am a senior at Ohio University, majoring in Computer Engineering with a specialization in PNT (Positioning, Navigation, Timekeeping) and Software Defined Radios. I work with Dr. Frank van Graas at OU's Avionics Engineering Center on a variety of projects, including low-frequency time signals, high-accuracy in-orbit GNSS-based positioning, pulsar navigation, and more.

I previously worked at Poloniex, a popular online cryptocurrency exchange, as the Wallet Manager and gained a great deal of systems administration and security experience during my time there. Before that, I did an internship at Case Western Reserve University in the Information Security department.

Up until college, I have been in Montessori schools. I feel strongly that Montessori students have an advantage in critical thinking, working in teams, and making connections between abstract concepts and concrete examples and applications. More information on Montessori is available here.

I have a very limited social media presence. If you'd like to get in touch for any reason, please feel free to email, call, or text me. I make an effort to reply to all contact within 24 hours, except during vacation and midterm weeks.

Interests (research)

My research interests include:

  • Cubesats / Nanosatellites

  • Low Frequency time transfer

  • Earth-Ionosphere Wave Guide (EIWG) effects at low frequencies

  • Pulsars

  • Software Defined Radio, DSP (USRP, GNURadio, MATLAB)

  • Rapid Prototyping systems (CAD, 3D Printing)

Interests (personal)

My personal interests include:

  • Cooking

  • Programming

  • Amateur Radio (Callsign: KE8HRK)

  • Traveling

  • Sports

    • Bicycling

    • Hiking

    • Scuba Diving

Publicity

Publications

I presented at PTTI 2018 about Feasibility of Microsecond WWVB, and my paper will be published soon. The slides are available as pdf and pptx. The pptx version includes a couple videos.

Honors / Awards

I have been very fortunate to receive the Daryl. L. McCall Undergraduate Excellence award from the Avionics Engineering Center in both 2016 and 2017.

Additionally, I was awarded the “Director's Certificate of Appreciation”, for “extraordinary service and dedication to advancing the mission of the Avionics Engineering Center” by Dr. Michael DiBenedetto, former Director of the Avionics Engineering Center.