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Engineer Electrical Engineering

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
October 18, 2016

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Xiang (Aaron) Li, M.Sc., B.Sc.

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Professional Work Experience

Independent Contractor: Electrical Engineer Consultant 2016-Present

Provide consultant service to SolidPartners, a software provider for CAD Design professionals

Model product bill of materials (BOM) of complex electronics design specifications within the product life-cycle management (4G:PLM) software

Translate documents from English to Chinese for promoting products in Chinese speaking areas Research Assistant 2013 – 2015

University of Manitoba Winnipeg, MB

Focused on programing in MATLAB and operated the Applied Electromagnetics Laboratory

Simulated the operation and near-field and far-field measurement of an array antenna

Collected and processed data for over 300 elements and 130,000 measurement points

Proposed and proved a new method for phaseless PNFR algorithm for data processing Project Developer 2012 – 2013

University of Manitoba Winnipeg, MB

Practiced using sensors to collect data and programming an embedded board in C for data analysis

Designed a prototype product for a sponsoring company to improve users’ hockey skating skills

Successfully worked in a 3-person team supervised by a professor and an external manufacturer

Sourced specialized force and optical sensors from multiple vendors within a specified budget Project Designer 2011

University of Manitoba Winnipeg, MB

Coded extensively in MATLAB, Verilog and C

Practiced programing a microcontroller to capture analog signal and to convert to digital data

Successfully adapted Taylor expansion onto an FPGA board to calculate power generator frequency

(60Hz) with high accuracy ( 0.1Hz) in real-time (1.8ms reaction time)

Tested the designed system with RTDS in the presence of noise Education & Certification

Certified Engineer with APEGM: Member in Training (MIT) August 2016 University of Manitoba

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering 2016

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering 2013

Master’s thesis topic: Phaseless planar near-field antenna measurement

Course work: 180 credit hours completed; subjects included: Signal processing, Embedded system, Microwave, RF design, Optics, Microelectronics and Power Systems

Programming: over 5-years’ experience programming and debugging in MATLAB, Verilog, Latex, Java, Assembly, C, Python

Laboratory: Nano Systems Fabrication Laboratory, Advanced RF Systems Laboratory Xiang (Aaron) Li, M.Sc., B.Sc.


Academic Publication

Research Paper

Paper Title: Electromagnetic Inversion for Biomedical Imaging, Antenna Characterization, and Sea Ice Remote Sensing Applications

Paper presented at 2016 URSI Asia-Pacific Radio Science Conference Master’s Thesis

Paper Title: Investigation of the Iterative Fourier Technique for Phaseless Planar Near-Field Antenna Measurements


Awards & Bursaries

International Graduate Student Bursary 2014

Faculty of Engineering Bursary Assistance Fund 2010 International Undergraduate Student Bursary 2010

International Undergraduate Student Scholarship 2009 – 2010 Lawrence & Margaret Fung Bursary in Electrical Engineering 2010 Language Skills

English: Bilingual and professional fluency in reading, writing and speaking

Chinese: Native fluency in reading, writing and speaking Volunteer Experience

Financial and Membership Clerk 2013 – 2016

Local church organization Winnipeg, MB

Managed membership information and finances for the community

Member of the congregation leadership team

Volunteer 2008 – Present

Winnipeg Harvest, Inc. Winnipeg, MB

Advertise and collect food donations for the local food bank

Cook and serve food to the homeless

Tutor 2008 – Present

Periodically give talks to and teach faith-based life skills to local church congregation

Tutor university-level students in English or Chinese language studies Personal Interests

Reading: biography, history, science fiction; Photography; Sports: soccer, basketball; Gastronomy

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