I am a
Computer Engineering Ph.D student
at Carnegie Mellon University. My undergraduate degree was Computational Math
at the University of Washington. My research interests are currently
machine learning and high performance computing.
I am a former
intern at NASA Ames Research Center and
computer scientist of the Federal Aviation Administration at the
William J. Hughes Technical Center
. My undergraduate research was at the UW Medical
Center Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
, where I worked under
Dr. Andrea Hanson and Dr.
at the UW Medical Center
Computational Biomechanics Lab
and previous projects are elucidated in my research section.
My interests include computer programming and software design, mathematical
modeling, and music composition. It's also worth noting the research/projects/music tabs
are years out of date: see erikriffs.com
for more recent data.
- Reed, E. Ishihara, A. and Mengshoel, O. "Adaptive Control Of Bayesian Network Computation". In Proceedings of the International Symposium of Resilient Control Systems (ISRCS 2012).
- Mengshoel, O. Ishihara, A. and Reed, E. "Reactive Bayesian Network Computation using Feedback Control: An Empirical Study." In Uncertainty in Artificial
Intelligence Workshop (UAI 2012).
- Hanson, A. Reed, E. and Cavanagh, P. "Optimizing Muscle Parameters in Musculoskeletal Modeling Using Monte Carlo Simulations". In NASA Human Research Investigators' Workshop (HRP 2012)
- Reed, E. Schumann, J. and Mengshoel, O. "Verification and Validation of System Health Management Models using Parametric Testing". In Proceedings of Infotech Aerospace Conference 2011.
Note: this research is outdated.
Sensitivity Analysis of Bayesian Networks in Electrical Power Systems
Verification and Validation of System Health
Management Models using Parametric Testing
Muscle and Bone Atrophy in Spaceflight
A summary of the scope of the research, as well as a mathematical derivation, can
be found in this PDF presentation
, which is an entry in
the 2010 University of Washington Research Competition.
Monitoring Bone Health Study
While at the Department of Orthopaedics and Scientific Instruments machine shop
at the University of Washington, some of the projects of my lab were funded by NASA
Glenn Research Center--this involved measuring accelerometer forces on test subjects.
I was responsible for the engineering of the accelerometer base, Labview data acquisition
method and procedural walkthrough for use, as well as its implementation into test
subject shoes. The shoes and Labview virtual instrument were used at NASA Glenn
in an early 2010 National Space Biomedical Research Institute study.
Human Kinematics Simulation
Also while at the UW Medical Center, I was sole developer on MD Adams and LifeModeler
implementation of a human kinematics model to measure forces in the knee at various
levels of gravity. Subject load devices simulate Earth gravity by applying a force
to the subject's harness to maintain an equal ground reaction force--this measures
their efficacy, as well as ground reaction forces.