October 17, 2018
9:15 – 10am | DH 3092 | Blake Miller Presents on Intro to SATCOM
10 – 10:45am | DH 3092 | Nick Berndesen Presents on Congestion Management in Satellite Networks
10:45 – 11:30am | DH 3092 | Hear from Rice Interns; Mark Turner to step in and answer any questions as an Intern Manager
1:15 – 2pm | DH 3092 | Blake Miller Presents on Intro to SATCOM
2 – 2:45pm | DH 3092 | Duncan Hall: Nick Berndesen Presents on Congestion Management in Satellite Networks
3 – 3:30pm | DH 3092 | Hear from Rice Interns; Mark Turner to step in and answer any questions as an Intern Manager
3:30 – 5pm | DH 3092 | Elevator pitch of 4 to 6 student presentations to Viasat employees
5pm | Martel Hall Reception for student presenters, those who have offers, and faculty
Mark is a security engineering director at Viasat. He has 15+ years of global technical leadership/management and hands on technical experience in: cybersecurity, risk management, security software development, security architecture, and DevOps for Fortune 500 and global telecommunication leading companies. Mark received a Master of Science degree in Architecture-based Enterprise System Engineering from University of California San Diego and Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from San Diego State University.
Adam is a systems engineer at Viasat supporting the Viasat-2 and Viasat-3 satellite commercial ground systems. Adam started his career at Viasat as an intern working on a Viasat-1 monitoring system. He has worked with many of Viasat's monitoring teams, developed Viasat-2 control software on one of the software development teams, and served on the beta core team that helped bring Viasat-2 into service. Adam received his BSEE and MEE degrees from Rice University.
Nick is a communication systems engineer for Viasat. He has 10+ years of systems and software engineering experience and currently is working on MAC systems design for the ViaSat-3 project. He began his career at Viasat as an FPGA engineering intern helping develop a satellite channel simulator for testing the ViaSat-1 ground system. Nick received his BSEE and MEE degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Rice University. In his free time Nick raises chickens and likes to mountain bike.
Blake is a satellite systems engineer for Viasat. He has 5+ years of software and systems engineering experience and currently is onsite at Boeing Satellite Systems as a spacecraft customer representative for ViaSat 2 and Viasat-3. He began his career at Viasat as a software engineering intern helping develop a software tool to increase the capacity of the ViaSat-1 satellite network. Blake received his BSEE degree from Rice University.
Chase is an embedded software developer on the Viasat user terminal team. Chase began his career at Viasat as an engineering intern designing and building a signal monitoring system for the satellite network that was integrated into company-wide network health monitoring toolkit. Chase received his Master of Science degree in embedded systems engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder and his BSEE degree from Rice University.