Dawn Hustig-Schultz

Curriculum Vitae

University of California Santa Cruz
Computer Engineering Department
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 316-5206



University of California Santa Cruz
Ph.D., Computer Engineering, Expected 2019

University of California Davis
Bachelor of Science, Computer Engineering, June 2014
GPA: 3.47

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
Bachelor of Arts, Linguistics, June 2001
Russian and East European Studies Minor, June 2001

Research Interests

Robotics, Autonomous Systems, Embedded Systems, Control Systems, Intelligent Systems, Distributed and Multi-Agent Systems, Planning and Scheduling, Computer Vision

Professional Affiliations and Honor Societies

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Association for Computing Machinery
Society of Women Engineers
Phi Theta Kappa (Multidisciplinary)

Research Experience

Summer Undergraduate Laboratory Intern, U.S. Department of Energy SULI Program, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, June 2012 - September 2012.
Collaborated with Lara Gundel (Staff Researcher at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory), Richard White and Igor Paprotny (Faculty at U.C. Berkeley) to integrate a MEMS particulate matter monitor with a mobile phone and create an Android application to monitor air pollution levels in real time.

Undergraduate Assistant (Volunteer), Integration Engineering Laboratory, UC Davis Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, September 2013-February 2014.
Collaborated with Harry Cheng (Faculty at UC Davis) to write documentation on programming Linkbots in the Ch scripting language. Programmed C and C++ libraries which interface with the Ch language, to enhance the functionality of Linkbots.


"Cellular Integration and Testing of the MEMS PM Monitor"(poster)
Summer Undergraduate Laboratory Internship Program Student Poster Presentation, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkely, California. August 2012.

"Prototype of Portable Cellphone-Connected Particulate Matter (PM) Sensor." (abstract and poster)
American Association for Aerosol Research, Conference Abstract and Poster, Minneapolis, Minnesota. October 2012.

Relevant Volunteer Work

Secretary, Engineering Club, American River College, October 2010-June 2011.
Collaborated with six officers to provide more than 60 club members with engineering related opportunities. Assisted in the coordination of fundraising activities and planning of projects. Networked with students and other organizations. Recorded minutes at executive and general meetings. Emailed reminders for meetings and fundraisers to club members. Kept email and phone contact list updated. Maintained club Facebook page.


Basic comprehension of spoken, written, and translated Russian.