Faculty

Anthony Kuh

Major: Electrical Engineering

Anthony Kuh received the B.S degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley. He continued to obtain his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. He later obtained his Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University. He is currently a Professor for the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Student Leadership

Tyrin-Neal Besas

Major: Electrical Engineering

Tyrin-Neal Besas is currently a junior in Electrical Engineering aimed towards the electrophysics track. His interests include hardware design and fabrication; however, he also likes both mathematics and the critical thinking process of programming. In addition to school, he also enjoys going to the beach, playing the ukulele, skateboarding, lifting, volunteering, and spending time with friends and family.

Zachary Dorman

Major: Computer Engineering

Zachary Dorman is a senior studying Computer Engineering. He is currently a member of the Smart Campus Energy Lab's management team. Zachary has interned at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems in Redondo Beach, CA, and is currently a co-op at Advanced Micro Devices in Austin, TX. He is primarily interested in software, and takes Computer Science classes to broaden his knowledge in the field.

Tryston Fagarang

Major: Electrical Engineering

Tryston Fagarang is currently a junior majoring in Electrical Engineering, electro-physics track, at University of Hawaii at Manoa. He is starting his first semester with the Smart Campus Energy Lab and is also the Fundraising Chair for IEEE student branch at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He has previously spent a semester designing and building a micromouse for his EE296 project. His academic interest include in hardware design and fabrication.

Kenny Luong

Major: Computer Engineering

Kenny Luong is currently a senior in Computer Engineering. He is currently the system engineer for the Smart Campus Energy Lab as was a former Chair for the IEEE student branch at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He has previously done two co-op tours at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) in Austin, TX doing BIOS and Firmware using large scale emulation. His academic interests include software engineering, web development and computer architecture.

Christie Obatake

Major: Computer Engineering

Christie Obatake is a senior majoring in computer engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She is currently the project manager of the Smart Campus Energy Lab and the Vice President of the Delta Omega chapter of Eta Kappa Nu, the electrical and computer engineering honors society. Her academic interests are in programming, scripting, and algorithms. In her free time, she enjoys learning about Japanese language and culture.

Demosthenes Villa

Major: Electrical Engineering

Demosthenes Kaeo Villa is currently a junior in electrical engineering on the electro-physics track. He is currently a member of the IEEE student branch executive board and serves as the Associate Board Co-chair. His academic interests include power systems and systems communications. In his free time, he likes to cook and hang out with his friends.

Mentors

Brandon Amano

Major: Electrical Engineering

Brandon S. Amano is a senior pursuing a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. His academic interests have steered him towards the electro-physics track, with a particular specialty in hardware, digital, circuit, and PCB design. He is currently a hardware engineer for the Smart Campus Energy Lab and is the President of the Delta Omega chapter of IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (HKN). His hobbies include gardening, hiking, biking, and traveling.

Kim Pee Castro

Major: Electrical Engineering

Kim Pee Castro is a senior majoring in electrical engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He is currently the IEEE representative of the Delta Omega chapter of Eta Kappa Nu, the electrical and computer engineering honor society. He previously interned for the Systems Verification Center at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems division, performing testing and checkout of processor modules and special test equipment. His academic interests include programming, electronic power systems, and FPGA test and design. Outside of academics, he enjoys browsing Reddit and PC gaming.

Brian Chan

Major: Electrical Engineering

Brian Chan is currently a senior majoring in Electrical Engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He has previously done an internship with Northrop Grumman supporting System Engineers and developing tools for data processing. His academic interests include PCB design, CAD, Microwaves and Antenna design. His other interests include eating, sleeping, traveling and watching Netflix/YouTube

Seyyed Fatemi

Major: Electrical Engineering

Ryan Walser

Major: Computer Engineering

Ryan M K Walser is a senior majoring in computer engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He is currently the Pledge Master for the Delta Omega chapter of Eta Kappa Nu, the electrical and computer engineering honor society. Ryan has a stronger preference towards software engineering, but still has an interest in hardware. He enjoys learning new programming languages and wishes to pursue his interest in cyber security. In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis and going hiking.

Garrett Young

Major: Electrical Engineering

Garrett Z H Young is a senior studying Electrical Engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He is currently on the Micromouse Executive Committee. He interned at Raytheon this past summer, simulating antenna radiation patterns using HFSS. His academic interests are in digital signal processing, logic design, and microwaves. Outside of engineering, he plays in the UH Marching Band and enjoys traveling.

Alumni Mentors

Daisy Green

Major: Electrical Engineering

Daisy Green an alumni of SCEL and has a BS in Electrical Engineering in the electro-physics track. Her academic interests include the renewable energy field and electromagnetics. Her hobbies include playing tennis and going on hikes.

YiHeng Hu

Major: Electrical Engineering

Jonathan Liang

Major: Electrical Engineering

Jonathan Liang graduated in Fall 2015 with a BS EE in the Electrophysics track. He is the founder of the University of Hawaii's Drone Technologies Program and is currently working at SPAWAR in San Diego. His interests include hardware development, electrical power systems, and systems integration.

Andy Pham

Major: Electrical Engineering

Current Members

Timothy Byers

Major: Computer Engineering

John Carpenter

Major: Electrical Engineering

John William Carpenter is a Sophomore majoring in Electrical Engineering/Systems Track at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. He is a member of the Native Hawaiian Science and Engineering Mentorship program(NHSEMP). He has interests in Math and Physics. When taking a break from school he likes to go to the beach and also play video games on occasion.

Kyle Chan

Major: Electrical Engineering

Kyle Chan is a freshman majoring in Electrical Engineering. His academic interests include programming and board design. When he's not in school, Kyle enjoys exercising and helping out his high school robotics team.

May Chen

Major: Electrical Engineering

May Chen is a senior majoring in electrical engineering with a focus in electro-physics at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. She is currently the Corresponding Secretary of the Delta Omega Chapter of Eta Kappa Nu. Her academic interests are in microelectronics, electromagnetics, renewable energy, and health technology. Some of her hobbies include running, hiking, photography, and traveling.

Jennifer Chun

Major: Computer Engineering

Jennifer Chun is currently a sophomore in Computer Engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Her academic interests include programming and math. For fun she likes to read books and go on hikes.

Keoni Davey

Major: Electrical Engineering

Keoni Davey is a senior majoring in Electrical Engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He is currently the wind sensor project lead in the Smart Campus Energy Lab. His academic interests are programming, digital communications, and prediction models. As a former member of the debate team, he spends his free time keeping up with current events and practicing the art of rhetoric.

Cristina Felicitas

Major: Electrical Engineering

Cristina Felicitas is a senior majoring in electrical engineering with a focus in electro-physics. She is currently the Vice Chair of the IEEE Student Branch at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She has participated in study abroad for a summer in Lille, France and previously done an internship at Northrop Grumman in Redondo Beach, CA. Her academic interests are in electromagnetics and hardware design/fabrication. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and playing with cats.

Kenny Fujioka

Major: Electrical Engineering

Kenny is a sophomore majoring in Electrical Engineering and currently enrolled in the the SPRING 2016 semester. He loves to work with circuits and programming. In his free time he likes to tinker on his computer and go the the UH rec center to play basketball and workout.

Keane Hamamura

Major: Electrical Engineering

Keane Hamamura is currently a sophomore majoring in electrical engineering at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa. This is his first year in the smart campus energy lab. His academic interests include programming and circuit design. In his spare time, he likes to play ukulele and also teaches others That want to learn.

Kyaw Hein

Major: Electrical Engineering

Kyaw Hein is a sophomore planning to major in Electrical Engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He developed an interest in electric circuits and analysis after recently taken the Basic Circuit Analysis I course. His hobbies are reading, watching soccer and playing video games.

Xen Huang

Major: Electrical Engineering

Allie Kim

Major: Computer Engineering

Allie Kim is a junior in Computer Engineering. Her academic interests include programming and embedded software. In her free time, she enjoys sleeping, eating and hiking.

Nathan Lam

Major: Computer Engineering

Nathan Lam is a sophomore majoring in computer engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. His academic interests include programming and web development. In his free time, he enjoys playing video games and body-boarding.

Kristie Lee

Major: Electrical Engineering

Kristie Lee is a senior majoring in electrical engineering (electro-physics) at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She is currently an active member of the Society of Women Engineers, as well as Recording Secretary of Eta Kappa Nu. Her academic interests are in electromagnetics. Outside of school, she enjoys being around dogs, arts and crafts, and playing board games.

Michael Leong

Major: Electrical Engineering

Michael Leong is a junior majoring in the Electro-Physics track of Electrical Engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. His academic interests include circuit building and debugging. Other interests include playing basketball, volleyball and learning about Hawaiian culture.

Gordon Li

Major: Electrical Engineering

Gordon Li is a sophomore majoring in Electrical Engineering, planning to pursue the Electrophysics track. His academic interests include designing, programming, and mathematics. With his interest in helping others, he works as a tutor for an upcoming community project and volunteers as a mentor for his high school’s math team.

Ernesto Lorenzo

Major: Electrical Engineering

Ernesto Lorenzo is a senior major in Electrical Engineering with a focus in Electrophysics at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. His academic interests are in circuit design and renewable energy. His non-academic interests include basketball, hiking, and reading.

Emily Lum

Major: Computer Engineering

Emily Lum is a sophomore majoring in computer engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Her academic interests include programming. In her free time, she enjoys playing video games.

Scott Nakashima

Major: Computer Engineering

Scott Nakashima is currently a senior in Computer Engineering. His academic interests range from learning programming, cyber security, and web development. In his free time he enjoys researching things of his interest and playing computer games.

Scott Nishihara

Major: Electrical Engineering

Scott is currently a Junior majoring in Electrical Engineering. His academic interests include grid integration of renewable energy sources and database management. In his free time, he likes to go hiking, play tennis, and sleep.

Alex Noveloso

Major: Electrical Engineering

Alex Noveloso is currently a freshman majoring in Electrical Engineering at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa. His academic interests include programming and chemistry. In his free time, he enjoys learning about astronomy and hanging out with friends.

Cyrus Noveloso

Major: Electrical Engineering

Cyrus Noveloso is currently a freshman majoring in electrical engineering. He is currently working in the Smart Campus Energy Lab for his EE196 project and is an associate board member of IEEE for students at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He is interested in programming, circuits and robotics fields. He enjoys researching and keeping up to date with new technology.

Andrew Obatake

Major: Computer Engineering

Andrew Obatake is a sophomore in Computer Engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He is a current member of the EE Student Advisory Board and UH Drone Tech. Academic interests include programming, web development, and app development. Andrew enjoys eating local foods and playing tennis on his free time.

Jaimie Obatake

Major: Electrical Engineering

Jaimie Obatake is a sophomore studying electrical engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She has interests in biomedical engineering and designing sustainable products. She works as a student research assistant in a biological engineering lab, programming an incubator to grow E. coli cultures. During her leisure time, she enjoys baking, cooking, and reading.

Janiene Scovell

Major: Electrical Engineering

I am currently a Sophomore in Electrical Engineering. I am interested in working with renewable energy and sustainability. I tutor math at UH's Learning Assistance Center. Academically, I enjoy learning about math, programming, and hardware. In my free time, I like to listen to music and dance.

Katherine Shun-Gilmour

Major: Electrical Engineering

Katherine Shun-Gilmour is a Sophomore pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She is currently the corresponding secretary for the Society of Women Engineers and the public relations officer for the American Indian Science and Engineering Society. Her academic interests are in renewable energy. She enjoys hiking, going to the beach and adventuring in her free time.

Brieanna Sundberg

Major: Electrical Engineering

Travis Tanaka

Major: Electrical Engineering

Travis Tanaka is a senior studying electrical engineering at the University Hawaii at Manoa. He is currently the bridge correspondent of the Delta Omega chapter of Eta Kappa Nu, the electrical and computer engineering honors society. His academic interests include circuit design and electromagnetics. During his free time, he enjoys playing video games.

Austin Tasato

Major: Computer Engineering

Austin Tasato is a junior in Computer Engineering. He is a member of the Forecasting team which analyzes weather data and makes predictions. He also works at the UH Cancer Cancer center developing a workflow application for single-celled RNA sequencing data analysis with the statistical programming language R. His academic interests include static analysis and design of programming languages, artificial intelligence, and computer architecture.

Brianne Tengan

Major: Electrical Engineering

Brianne Tengan is currently a freshman majoring in Electrical Engineering. Her academic interests include circuits and circuit analysis. In her free time she enjoys hiking and playing video games.

Dylan Tokita

Major: Electrical Engineering

Dylan Tokita is currently a Sophomore in Electrical Engineering. His academic interests include programming and math.

Binguang Wang

Major: Electrical Engineering

Kevin Wong

Major: Electrical Engineering

Kevin Wong is a sophomore majoring in Electrical Engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. His academics interest is in programming. On his free time he likes to read manga, watch anime, and to build things like tables.

Brianne Yamada

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Brianne Yamada is a senior majoring in Mechanical Engineering at University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. She currently serves as the VP of Internal Affairs for ECUH, VP of Membership for the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and the Events Coordinator for the mechanical engineering honor society, Pi Tau Sigma. Her interests include thermodynamics and renewable energy.

Tyler Yamauchi

Major: Electrical Engineering

Tyler Yamauchi is a Sophomore Electrical Engineering major planning to go into the systems track. His academic interests include programming and mathematics. Outside of engineering he enjoys being in the Manoa Marching Band program and Concert band.

Alumni

Trevor Alexander

Major: Electrical Engineering

Raydan Bala

Major: Electrical Engineering

Raydan Bala graduated in Fall 2015 with a BS in Electrical Engineering. His academic interests are electrical power systems and circuits. In his spare time he likes to play piano, go to the gym and compete in sports.

Robin Caplett

Major: Electrical Engineering

Justin Carland

Major: Electrical Engineering

Conrad Chong

Major: Electrical Engineering

Jimmy Cumming

Major: Computer Science

Raegan Diana

Major: Computer Engineering

Raegan Diana graduated in Fall 2015 with a BS in Computer Engineering. She is was a of the IEEE student branch at the university. She previously worked with the County of Kauai working on various software projects. Her academic interests include algorithms, programming, and working on FPGAs or Arduinos. During her free time, Raegan enjoys playing a variety of video games, reading, drawing, and reviewing/learning Japanese language.

Jesse Fines

Major: Electrical Engineering

Nick Fisher

Major: Electrical Engineering

Jeremy Garcia

Major: Electrical Engineering

Jeremy Garcia graduated with a BS EE in Fall 2015 with a focus on systems. His academic interests are in signal analysis and mathematics with recent focuses in networking. Personal hobbies of mine include anime, puzzles and Nintendo games.

Sean Hara

Major: Computer Engineering

Liane Jackson

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Chi Jow

Major: Electrical Engineering

Makiko Kuwahara

Major: Electrical Engineering

Makiko Kuwahara is a junior in Electrical Engineering, she will be a senior in Spring. Her academic interests are mathematics and anything related to it. She is from Tokyo, Japan. However, her mother currently lives in Yamaguchi.

Alexander Lee

Major: Electrical Engineering

Christopher Manloloyo

Major: Electrical Engineering

Adam Oberbeck

Major: Electrical Engineering

Michele Shimoda

Major: Computer Engineering

Michele Shimoda is a senior majoring in Computer Engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She is a member of the Smart Campus Energy Lab with interests in programming and web development. Currently, she is serving as the IEEE Student Branch Chair, on the board of the Engineer's Council at the University of Hawaii, and a student director for the Engineering Alumni Association of the University of Hawaii. Her interests outside of school include music, concerts, and travel.

Jason Tanabe

Major: Computer Engineering

Jason Tanabe graduated with a BS in Computer Engineering in December 2015. He is currently employed at Microsoft in Seattle. He is interested in all types of programming. In his free time he enjoys to eat and sleep.

Philip Truong

Major: Electrical Engineering

Ejay Tumacder

Major: Electrical Engineering

Muhammad Uddin

Major: Electrical Engineering

Grant Uekawa

Major: Electrical Engineering

Monica Umeda

Major: Electrical Engineering