Griffin Della Grotte
Education
Carnegie Mellon University
B. S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Expected: 2020
GPA: 3.7
Pennsbury High School
Fairless Hills, PA
Top 1% - SAT: 2380
Distinctions
Dean's List
CMU CIT
2017
PicoCTF Top 100
PPP (CMU Hacking Team)
2014
Excellence in Engineering
FIRST Robotics
2016
Industrial Design
FIRST Robotics
2016
Innovation in Control
FIRST Robotics
2016
Skills
Programming: C++, C, CUDA, Java, Python, Android, LabView, SystemVerilog
Electronics: Drone Technology, PCB Layout, SDR, Test Equipment
Software: Altium Designer, GNURadio, Autodesk Inventor, Solidworks, MATLAB, Tableau, SVN, Git
Machine Shop: Mill, Lathe, Metrology, CNC
Employment
The CORE Group / Red Mesa
Security Research Intern (Project KeyMaker)
2017 to Current

Develop a device that facilitates the rapid defeat of high-security locks, such as used in government or commercial environments

Create an electro-mechanical device through all stages of development, from project scoping to fabrication

  • Design a system architecture and user experience
  • Communicate with suppliers to source components
  • Balance design trade-offs such lead time and cost
  • Work independently in an unstructured environment


Cerora, Inc.
Software Consultant
2013 to 2016

Worked on various projects for Cerora, a health technology start-up in east Pennsylvania

Borealis Software

  • Built an Android application which ran a battery of EEG tests, including recording, aggregating, and exporting data from multiple sensors
Signal Processing Library
  • Created a C++ library which handles signals from filtering through feature extraction

Physics and Flight Summer Program
Senior Instructor
2015 to Current

Organize curricula and assist in student instruction

Teach middle-school students all aspects of the R/C aircraft hobby, from theory of operation through actual flying

  • Cover aircraft from multi-rotor drones to fixed-wing craft
  • Directly instruct students in skills like soldering components, building airframes, and piloting R/C craft

Projects
Software Defined Radio - Reverse Engineering

Reverse engineered the RF stack of various everyday devices, such as garage door openers and restaurant pagers, as well as recreated a color analog television station for transmitting video (using CUDA for image translation)

WiFi Localization

Designed a localization system for building interiors (where GPS is not feasible) using the WiFi radios built into everyday internet devices and pre-existing wireless infrastructure

Tabletop PC

Converted a flat-screen television into a large touchscreen such that it could also be used as a table surface, all enclosed in an engraved wooden surround

Activities
Formula SAE Electric  ·  Project Manager (Low Voltage System)
Manage the design and construction of the low voltage control system for an all-electric race car.
  • Coordinate the electrical design of a distributed embedded system 
  • Oversee the creation of 4-layer circuit boards in Altium Designer
  • Design a real-time system architecture
FIRST Robotics Competition · Captain

Multi-time event winner, award recipient, and World Championship team

  • Oversee robot construction and subsystem integration
  • Create and set the strategic direction of the team
  • Team won all four major engineering awards during my leadership