Eddie Albert Rodriguez

Electrical and Computer Engineer

New York, NY

(559) 202-6531 | [email protected]  | Visit for my full resume.

Education and Training

Cornell Tech - M. Eng. Electrical and Computer Engineering

Expected Graduation July 15, 2021

Notable Courses:

  • Sensors, Systems, and Algorithms for Precision Behavioral Health
  • Applied Digital Signal Processing and Communication
  • Applied Machine Learning
  • Product Studio

Campus Involvement:

  • Diversity and Inclusion Panel Member
  • Student Ambassador
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Representative

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California State University East Bay - B.S. Computer Engineering

Minors in Computer Science and Mathematics

Graduated May 2020

Continuing studies to improve my ability to apply software and hardware skills towards developing computer hardware and software.

Notable Courses:

  • Machine Learning
  • Computer Architecture I & II
  • Electric Circuits I & II
  • Operating Systems
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Analog and Digital Design
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • VLSI

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De Anza College - A.A. Liberal Arts, STEM Emphasis 

Notable Courses:

  • Programming in Python I & II
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Network Security
  • Agile Project Management

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Naval Air Technical Training Center - Avionics Technical Training

Pensacola, Florida/ Virginia Beach, VA

June 2009 - July 2010

Learned Electronic Theory and attended courses taught by Boeing Engineers and Florida State College Instructors. Trained in programming, debugging, and maintaining advanced aviation electronics systems. 

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CodePath - Facebook Cybersecurity 

September - December 2018

Learned the fundamentals of Cybersecurity, common application vulnerabilities, and gained hands-on practice focused on applying defensive applications through penetration testing.

Tools used include Burp Suite, Metasploit, WireShark, SQLMap, and Chrome DevTools.

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CodePath - iOS University

Developed skills in labs and projects using the APIs of popular apps including Tumblr, Yelp and Twitter. Worked together in small teams to build a fully original app. 

Tools used include Xcode, Github, Heroku, MongoDB, Parse.

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Scholarships and Grants

Robert Frederick Smith Tech Scholar

Awarded August 2020

Robert F. Smith the founder, chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners established this program to provide financial assistance to graduate students at Cornell Tech, with an emphasis on underrepresented minorities and women.

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McNair Scholars Program

Awarded December 2018

The McNair Scholars Program is intended to prepare undergraduate students for doctoral studies through involvement in hands-on research.

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Center for Student Research Scholar 

Awarded August 2019

The CSR Scholar Programs mission is to facilitate scholar engagement in undergraduate research and to provide support through supply grants.
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Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Award Recipient

Awarded October 2019

The LSAMP program is funded by the National Science Foundation and its aim is to increase the involvement of minorities in STEM field and to provide support with hands-on research goals.

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Professional Experience

E2E Silicon Prototyping & Validation Engineer - Facebook Reality Labs

April 2021 - Current


Lab Technician - Project Loon - Google [X], Modis Engineering

April 2017 - September 2018

  • Demonstrated success in building constantly evolving prototypes in a fast-paced environment.
  • Identifies and removed bottlenecks in order to improve overall lab efficiency.
  • Facilitated training in aspects relating to hardware testing procedures, logistical maintenance, and operations for over a dozen cross-functional team members in various departments.

  • Worked within Linux environments to help develop and debug testing workflows in Python. 


Applications Specialist - Lutron, Nov 2014 to Jan 2017

  • Adept at all phases of project management, including database management, equipment programming, gathering client feedback, issue tracking, completing drawings, issuing work reports, and providing after visit support.
  • Managed database version control across multiple teams. 
  • Maintained accurate single-line drawings, architectural drafts, and other documentation for distribution to various stakeholders.


User Operations - Magic, Spring 2015 

  • An early stage employee of the Text-to-Request Concierge Service from YCombinator's Winter 2015 cohort.
  • Adapted to rapidly transforming work conditions and role/ responsibility shifts. 
  • Communicated with clients and developed plan of action for task completion that increased client satisfaction and improved the user experience.


Quality Control Systems Engineer - ABB, Jan 2014 to Nov 2014

  • Installed, calibrated, and troubleshot Radiological, Electrical, and Mechanical equipment involved in Manufacturing Process Automation. 
  • Completed user analysis in order to design client-centric graphical user interfaces (GUI).
  • Programmed PLC systems for automated manufacturer processes.
  • Networked within LAN/WAN architecture, TCP/IP, BACnet, and Modbus.


Intermediate Level Avionics Technician - Marine Corps, Jan 2009 to Jan 2014

  • Repaired and reassembled electrical/mechanical assemblies.
  • Performed intermediate level troubleshooting techniques and repair for various avionics systems, their subassemblies, and other units within the AV8-B Harrier, EA6-B Prowler, and the F/A 18 Hornet aircrafts.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of printed circuit boards (PCB), advanced troubleshooting techniques, assembling wire harnesses, and computer skills while performing maintenance procedures.  

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Capstone Project

I am developing an eye tracking device which utilizes an FPGA for image processing. My aim is to compare machine learning algorithms with pixel manipulation algorithms to compare the efficiencies of both methods

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