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Biomedical Engineer and Robotics Engineer

Baltimore, Maryland, United States
February 19, 2018

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Paola Donis Noriega

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Dedicated Biomedical and Robotics Engineer with a broad set of technical skills including software development, hardware integration and mechanical design. Seeking opportunities to design new technology with the potential to revolutionize the healthcare industry.

• Worked on numerous projects in which the resulting prototypes and final products were presented to companies, doctors, biomedical technicians and potential users

• Served for several months in remote hospitals troubleshooting and fixing 25+ pieces of essential medical devices including infant warmers, electrosurgery machines, suction pumps, and centrifuges

• Proficient in: Python, MATLAB, C++, ROS, Arduino, CAD (Creo parametric and SolidWorks), and PLC EDUCATION

Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, Maryland

• Masters in Robotics, Automation Science and Engineering August 2016 – May 2018 (expected)

• B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Instrumentation. GPA: 3.66 August 2013 – May 2017 Relevant Coursework

• Computer Vision; Robot Systems Programming; Algorithms for Sensor Based Robotics; Mechatronics; Robot Devices, Kinematics, Dynamics and Control; Robotic Sensors and Actuators; Electronics Design Lab; Rehabilitation Engineering


Teaching Assistant, JHU Maryland, August 2017 – Present

• Lead and facilitate all aspects of Mechatronics and Robotic Sensors and Actuators courses: lead lab activities, guide design process, troubleshoot technical problems, evaluate student performance Research Assistant, Cayetano Investigation and Development Labs Lima, Peru, June 2017 – Present

• Worked in development and validation of eye-tracking algorithm for early diagnosis of autism

• Programmed NAO robot to conduct robotic therapies for children with autism spectrum disorder Engineering World Health Design Team Leader, JHU Maryland, August 2016 – May 2017

• Designed automated ventilation device for use in medically underserved communities

• Selected team leader of 6 in recognition for leadership skills Undergraduate Design Team Member, JHU Maryland, May 2015 – December 2016

• Developed device for early detection of neonatal sepsis after home births Engineering World Health Summer Institute Nicaragua, May – July 2015

• Fixed medical devices under time sensitive conditions in Victoria Motta Hospital, Jinotega

• Designed and built oxygen analyzer for incubators in hospital using locally available materials

• Proofread and corrected Spanish translation of textbook Medical Instrumentation in the Developing World Engineering World Health Chapter Member, JHU Maryland, August 2013-May 2016

• Designed non-electric blood pressure device and oxygen concentration analyzer VOLUNTEER WORK

Biomedical Technician, Roosevelt Hospital Guatemala City, June 2016

• Fixed 15+ pieces of medical equipment

• Coordinated and evaluated donations from international organizations Teacher, public elementary school Granada, Nicaragua, May 2015

• Taught English at local public school “Escuela Primaria Naciones Unidas” 2-3 hours per day to 50+ students ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS AND AWARDS

First Place, Final Mechatronics Team Competition, JHU Maryland, April 2017 – May 2017

• Designed and built system of two robots that interacted autonomously to locate and take victim to hospital in city built to scale

Best Project Award, Electronics Design Laboratory, JHU Maryland, February 2017 – May 2017

• Built autonomous foosball table capable of playing against human opponent Bay Area Global Health Innovation Challenge Berkeley, California, April 2016

• 1 of 10 teams selected for best medical device by world leaders in health, tech, design and impact investing Vredenburg Scholarship, JHU Maryland, March 2015

• Financial award given to select engineering students to participate in international academic activities Linda Trinh Memorial Award, JHU Maryland, May 2014

• Awarded to design teams with projects targeted at improving healthcare in developing countries

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