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Degree Year: 2012

John Ciecholewski (Degree(s): MEng)

John Richard Ciecholewski (Cornell M.Eng. SE '12, M.B.A. '13) recently closed a friends and family financing round for his first high-growth startup, Sunn.  Sunn is building the next generation of smart lighting controls based on biometric inputs and universal cues. Sunn's software interfaces with home automation hubs, smart LED lamps, and wearable health and fitness devices. Sunn's first product, "Sunn-enabled", is a cloud API and smartphone app, which enables tuneable LEDs to mimic sunlight indoors and promote circadian health. See more at sunnlight.com @sunnlighting @johnciech.

Degree Year: 2010

Harsukhdeep Singh Ratia (Degree(s): MEng)

Working at a biomedical device manufacturing company and actively applying Systems Engineering concepts! Providing DFM/DFX  expertize along with design of new products.

Degree Year: 2009

Omkar Halbe (Degree(s): MEng)

I graduated from the systems engineering major in May 2009. Since then I have pursued different options. Just after my graduation I went to my home country India and worked for a year in Bangalore as Guidance and Control Systems Engineer for the Indian Reusable Spacecraft program. Then I moved to a diversified American company called Eaton and worked as automotive control systems engineer for about 6 months. And then since January 2011, I joined EADS in France as systems engineer. Here I mainly work on system of systems for applications including but not limited to, Land & Maritime Border Security and Surveillance, Port Security and Emergency Response.

Degree Year: 2005

Miguel O. Román (Degree(s): MEng)

Dr. Miguel O. Román (MEng '05) is a research physical scientist who in 2009 joined NASA as a civil servant in the Terretrial Information Systems Laboratory at Goddard Space Flight Center. He is part of a multi-agency team of Earth system scientists in charge of assessing instrument performance and developing algorithms for the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on board the Suomi National Polar-Orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite.

His research and technical efforts as the Land scientist for NASA’s Cloud Absorption Radiometer (CAR) and the BRDF, Albedo, Clouds and Aerosol Radiometer (BACAR) have led to new approaches for global intercomparison of moderate-resolution land science products and the development of new algorithms for studying ecosystem change.

Dr. Román has also taken the lead for the NASA Land Science community in developing plans and achieving consensus in the areas of global product validation and approaches for producing environmental data records to meet the needs of both the operational and science research communities. He is the recipient of several prestigious awards including the NASA Early Career Achievement Medal and the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS) Gold Early Career Award.