About Me

Alden Kane

Electrical Engineering Student & Tinkerer from Michigan

I am a B.S. Electrical Engineering student at the University of Notre Dame with internship experience in the automotive industry at the Tier 1 supplier and OEM level.   I enjoy snowboarding, skateboading, open water swimming, water polo, golf, piano, squash, Jeopardy!, 3D Printing, sketching, graphic design, and DIY Home Improvement Projects.

Work Experience

July 2019
August 2019


Engineering Intern   |   Night Vision + Radar

  • Assisted with setup of Night Vision 4 (NV4) system in pre-production vehicles for testing and data collection
  • Automated picture screening process for Driver Monitoring System (DMS) program using VBA
  • Assisted with application software development for FCA Night Vision 4 system
  • Reflashed software and performed electronic product validations (EPVs) for 77 GHz and 24 GHz radar blind-spot detectors
  • Assisted with data collection and testing of vehicles for 77 GHz radar blind-spot detectors

May 2018
August 2018


Product Development Intern   |   Uconnect Engineering Group

  • Led development of proof-of-concept prototype for a novel wireless charging implementation in automobiles
  • Supported improvement of USB end-of-line testing procedures at FCA and Tier 1 supplier plants around the country
  • Garnered an intimate knowledge of FCA’s industry-leading infotainment system, Uconnect, wireless charging, and smart media hubs

May 2017
August 2017

American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc.

Product Engineering Intern   |   Mechatronics & Electronic Control Systems

  • Worked on hardware development, data analysis, hardware validation, and software validation for actuation systems on the FCA CUSW, JLR x590, Ford C2, GM D2Uc, GM 9BUx, and GM E2UL platforms
  • Assessed hardware durability and functionality through actuator teardowns after design validation, production validation, and vehicle testing from development mules, pre-production vehicles, and integrated vehicle engineering releases (IVERs)
  • Analyzed and examined data in MATLAB, CANape, CANoe, and Excel to investigate actuator performance
  • Automated process of uploading photographs of actuator teardowns using VBA in Excel


August 2016
May 2020

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

University of Notre Dame

  • Dean's List: Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2019
  • Coursework: Computer Vision II, Computer Vision, Biophotonics, Senior Design, Semiconductors II: High Frequency Communications, RF & Microwave Circuits for Wireless Communications, Introduction to Systems Biology, Agile Web Development, Intro to Coastal Processes, Signals & Systems, Electromagnetic Fields, Fundmanetals of Semiconductors, Rapid Visualization, Electronics, Circuit Analysis II, Circuit Analysis I, Logic Design, Modern Physics, C/C++ Programming, Introduction to Electrical Engineering, Introduction to Engineering II (MATLAB), Introduction to Engineering I (Design)
  • Activities: Stanford Hall Merchandise Commissioner, Stanford Hall Election Commissioner, Club Water Polo, Notre Dame Venture Capital Club, Stanford Hall Interhall Hockey

February 2019
June 2019

Study Abroad

University of Western Australia

  • Study Abroad: Spring Semester 2019 study abroad in Perth, Australia
  • Coursework: Semiconductors II: High Frequency Communications, Agile Web Development, Statistical Science, Environmental Systems, Philosophy of East and West
  • Activities: St. Thomas More Residential College Intercollege Sports, St. Thomas More Residential College Tutor

August 2012
May 2016

High School Diploma

University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy

  • Honors: Class Co-Valedictorian, MHSAA All-State Swim & Dive, Captain of Varsity Swim & Dive
  • Coursework: STEM Research & Inquiry
  • Activities: Detroit Swims Volunteer Swim Instructor, National Honor Society, Varsity Swim & Dive, Volunteer Tutor

January 2015
August 2015

Engineering Pre-Collegiate Research

University of Detroit Mercy

  • Successfully completed an engineering design capstone project under Dr. Darrell Kleinke at the University of Detroit Mercy
  • Designed a wheelchair-adaptive stroller for a paraplegic mother from the Metro Detroit area for use with her son
  • Project has been covered nationally and internationally by The Today Show, The Huffington Post, Fox2 News Detroit, and many others



  • C/C++
  • Python
  • Computer Vision
  • OpenCV
  • Verilog
  • CAN
  • LIN


  • JavaScript
  • Bootstrap
  • Flask
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator


  • Circuit Design
  • Thermal Imaging
  • Qi Standard
  • Public Speaking
  • Creative Writing
  • Sketching
  • Graphic Design


Presentations, Publications, and Conferences

  • Hackathon (IrishHacks 2019): Developed CAN.it, a web app for optical character recognition (OCR) of Resin Identification Codes on plastics at IrishHacks 2019
  • Talk: "Inventing the Wheelchair-Stroller" @ The 2016 Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress in Detroit, MI
  • Poster Presentation: "Wheelchair-Stroller: A Solution to Infant Transportation for Wheelchair-Users" @ The 2016 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, AZ
  • Poster Presentation, 3rd Place: "Wheelchair-Stroller: A Solution to Infant Transportation for Wheelchair-Users" @ The 2016 Michigan Science and Engineering Fair in Flint, MI
  • Poster Presentation, Grand Prize: "Wheelchair-Stroller: A Solution to Infant Transportation for Wheelchair-Users" @ The 2016 Science and Engineering Fair of Metro Detroit in Detroit, MI
  • Talk: "Applied STEM: Building the Wheelchair-Stroller" @ TEDxDetroit 2015 in Detroit, MI
  • Poster Presentation, People's Choice Award: "Wheelchair-Stroller: A Solution to Infant Transportation for Wheelchair-Users" @ The 2015 University of Detroit Mercy Symposium for Undergraduate and Graduate Research in Detroit, MI


alden (dot) e (dot) kane@gmail.com