SUMMARY
Merrill Edmonds
33 Witherspoon St Apt 16
Princeton, NJ 08542-3222
contact@emptymerrilledmonds.com
(919) 257 0990

Current Focus

Decision-making in Strategy Games

AI Control

Procedural Generation

Research Interests

Stochastic Optimization

Multi-agent Control

Optimal Control

Education at a Glance

Duke University

B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering

GPA: 3.65

EDUCATION

Duke University

B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering

GPA: 3.65

Durham, NC

May 2012

Robert College of Istanbul

High School Science Diploma

GPA: 3.6

Istanbul, TR

June 2008

Relevant Coursework

  • Grad level
  • Compressible Fluid Flow
  • Engineering Acoustics
  • Control Systems
  • Control of Dynamic Systems
  • Aircraft Performance
  • Introduction to Robotics and Automation
  • Fluids, Thermo and Mass Transfer
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Other Mechanical Engineering & Systems Design
  • Structure and Properties of Solids
  • Mechanical Engineering Analysis for Design
  • Mechanical Design
  • Mechanical Systems Design
SKILLS

ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS

  • MATLAB
  • Simulink
  • LabVIEW
  • Maple
  • Mathematica
  • SolidWorks
  • Inventor
  • 100

  • 75

  • 45

  • 85

  • 75

  • 100

  • 90

SUBJECT KNOWLEDGE

  • Egr. Design
  • Materials
  • Fluids
  • Controls
  • Robotics
  • 100

  • 55

  • 95

  • 80

  • 35

IDEs

  • Visual Studio
  • Eclipse
  • Arduino IDE
  • PyCharm
  • 100

  • 75

  • 25

  • 45

LANGUAGES

  • C / C++
  • C#
  • Java
  • Python
  • JavaScript
  • CSS 3.0
  • VB
  • PHP
  • 100

  • 65

  • 35

  • 65

  • 45

  • 80

  • 20

  • 40

MICROSOFT PRODUCTS

  • Word
  • Excel
  • Powerpoint
  • Project
  • Access
  • Outlook
  • 100

  • 100

  • 100

  • 85

  • 35

  • 100

OTHER TOOLS

  • Libre Suite
  • LaTeX
  • git (Github)
  • svn (Tortoise)
  • 100

  • 100

  • 80

  • 20

3D / PRODUCTION

  • 3DS Max
  • Mudbox
  • Maya
  • Blender
  • Ableton Live
  • LMMS
  • MuseScore
  • 100

  • 50

  • 85

  • 75

  • 65

  • 65

  • 65

POSTPRODUCTION

  • Photoshop
  • GIMP
  • Premiere
  • AfterEffects
  • Illustrator
  • Inkscape
  • 100

  • 100

  • 70

  • 30

  • 80

  • 80

EXPERIENCE
Projects
Strategy Simulation
Date
2012-2014
Project Scope
Tech Demo / Prototype
Role
Solo Project
Experience Gained
C++
Ogre3D
CEGUI
GLSL
Networking
Decision Theory
Optimal Control
Energy Harvesting Buoy
Date
2012
Project Scope
Experimental Prototype
Role
Data Collection and Analysis
CAD / Drafting
Experience Gained
MATLAB
Data logging
Basic circuit design
SolidWorks
Energy generation
Dynamics (Mechanics)
Project Management
Ship Scrubbing ROV
Date
2011
Project Scope
Proof of Concept Prototype
Role
Design
Manufacturing
Experience Gained
SolidWorks
SolidWorksSimulation
Underwater robotics
Magnetic Levitation Controller
Date
2010
Project Scope
Controller Design
Role
Coding
Testing
Experience Gained
C++
MATLAB
LabVIEW
Simulink
Modular Toy Design
Date
2008
Project Scope
Plastic Toy Prototype
Role
CAD
Rapid Prototyping
Experience Gained
SolidWorks
Work
SHL Consulting
Title
Editor / Translator (Freelance)
Date
2011 Summer
Location
Istanbul, Turkey
Job Description
&
Responsibilities
  • Provided English translations of assessment reports under short deadlines.
  • Assisted the consulting team during periods of heavy workloads.
Sinefekt, Ltd.
Title
Post-production Intern
Date
2004 June-July
Location
Istanbul, Turkey
Job Description
&
Responsibilities
  • Modeled supplementary concept assets for a major Turkish movie.
  • Followed CGI/Color team through the post-production of the movie.