Kevin Croissant

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Computer Engineering Senior, Ohio University
Undergraduate Researcher at OU Avionics Engineering Center
Vice President, OU Amateur Radio Club W8PZS
Full résumé available on request - please contact.

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. 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



I intend to submit a paper to the Institute of Navigation journal NAVIGATION in late 2016 / early 2017.

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.

On September 25, 2017, I also received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Avionics Engineering Center Director, Mike DiBenedetto, for "extraordinary service and dedication to advancing the mission of the Avionics Engineering Center."