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

Veoneer

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

FCA US LLC

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

Education

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, 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

Skills

 

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

 

  • HTML/CSS
  • JavaScript
  • Bootstrap
  • Flask
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator

 

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

 

Presentations, Publications, and Conferences

  • 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

Contact

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