Chris is currently a software enginner for the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, located on Point Loma in San Diego, CA. He received two Bachelors of Science, one in Computer Science and one in Mathematics, from Purdue University in 2005. He has spent his time following his B.S. working in the Unmanned Systems Branch of SPAWAR Systems Center, working on control software for unmanned systems and force protection sensors. Chris completed his Master of Science in Computer Science from the Univeristy of California San Diego in 2010. He is currently pursuing his PhD from UCSD with a target graduation in 2013.

Chris' research area is artificial intelligence with some overlap with embedded systems. He has expertise in control software and has written multiple papers for SPIE and AUVSI conferences. However, his current research interests are in the software residing on the unmanned systems. His main research focus is in Computer Vision with Machine Learning for object detection capabilities.

Chris was born in Miami, FL and moved shortly after to Cincinnati, OH where he lived through high school. Chris attended Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN for his undergraduate studies. Following college, he moved west to San Diego, CA to pursue a research career for the Navy. He is now earning a graduate degree from University of California San Diego while working.