Nathan Lam

Honolulu, Hawaii 96815 USA



Embedded Systems , Internet of Things , Front-end Web Development , Firmware Development


Languages and Frameworks: C, C++, Java, Javascript, HTML, CSS, Django, Semantic UI, Jekyll, Meteor, Python

Toolsets/OS: Vim, gcc, g++, Git, Ubuntu, Windows, Verilog, MATLAB, Intellij, Cygwin


University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI

B.S., Computer Engineering (May 2018)

2014 - Present


Summer Games Cyber Intern, Booz Allen Hamilton

  • Designed a proof-of-concept system based on blockchain technology to define trust relationships through vehicle-to-vehicle communications
  • Developed autonomous robotic cars using Python, LIDAR, and the ZigBee wireless protocol capable of relaying traffic information to surrounding vehicles for collective decision-making
  • Simulated successful high-trust communications protocol and autonomous resilience against the injection of malicious inputs by rouge actors

2017 - Present

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, University of Hawaii at Manoa

  • Facilitated object-oriented programming course in C++ through weekly labs and assignments for 26 students

2017 - 2017

Software Engineer Intern, Spectrum Photonics Inc.

  • Built data-logger web-server from scratch using the Django web framework to log data via UART on a Raspberry Pi into .csv files using Python scripts
  • Improved data collection efficiency and enabled instant data conversion
  • Designed and customized web interface using HTML5/CSS to create, edit, remove, or view logging data



Micromouse, Lead Embedded Firmware Developer

  • Designed and built an autonomous self-contained robotic vehicle capable of navigating through a previously unknown maze with the shortest time and path
  • Implemented adaptive intelligence through positional/velocity controllers and a modified Flood Fill algorithm to reliably find the optimal route to the center of a maze
  • Won 2nd place at the IEEE Region 6 Central Area Micromouse competition

2017 - Present

REIS Sensing and Monitoring, Lead Software Developer

  • Designed and implemented a dashboard for a highly distributed weather sensor network to analyze solar irradiance, pressure, humidity, and temperature patterns
  • Maintained data collection and storage infrastructure

2016 - Present

TextBuddy Android App, Software Developer

  • Built application using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology to convert scanned text captured by a camera into a digital format


Smart Campus Energy Lab, Embedded Firmware Developer

  • Designed and programmed a low-cost, accurate, and reliable prototype weatherbox using environmental sensor modules to forecast weather patterns


Liquid-Metal Electronics, Firmware Developer

  • Implemented continuous electrowetting automation and precise positional control for reconfigurable electronic devices using Galinstan
  • Eliminated manual actuation requirement and improved RF device prototyping



Swim Coordinator, American Red Cross Summer Buddies

Taught kids (ages 3-11) how to swim, educated about ocean safety, First Aid/CPR Certification, and various community service projects.

2008 - 2014

Professional organization involvement

  • Webmaster, IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu Honor Society, 2016-Present
  • Treasurer, IEEE Student Branch, 2015-Present
  • Member, Golden Key International Honor Society, 2015-Present
  • Member, Honors Program, 2014-Present


Manoa Chancellor's Scholarship, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2014-Present

Scholarships awarded to the top 5% of incoming freshmen worth $10000/year.

Dean's List, University of Hawaii College of Engineering, Fall 2014-Present

Awarded to students who earn a semester grade point average of 3.5 or higher based on 12 credits or more taken for a grade.

1st Place Division B Oahu Mathematics League Champions, Oahu Math League, 2011-2013

OML is a mathematics competition league open to high schools statewide which include 32 schools (19 public, 13 private), including five Big Island schools who compete remotely.


Available upon request