Colin obtained his B.S. degree in Structural Engineering in 2009 and his M.S. degree in 2010, both from UC San Diego, and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. In 2010, Colin accepted a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship while simultaneously being selected for the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship. His current research interests include the application of active-sensing SHM systems to complicated structures, signal processing, data fusion, and uncertainty quantification.
Most recently, Colin spent the summer of 2013 as a visiting research fellow of the Engineering Institute-Korea at Chonbuk National University (Jeonju, Korea). For the summer of 2012, Colin was awarded a fellowship through the NSF's East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes program to study at the University of Tokyo (Japan). His other international research experience includes collaboration with faculty at the University of Bristol (United Kingdom) in 2011 and a summer internship at the Universitat Polit�cnica de Catalunya (Barcelona, Spain) in 2007. In 2009, he participated in the Dynamics Summer School program at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He also completed two summer internships at ATA Engineering in San Diego (2006, 2008).
Colin has also been recognized for his leadership in student organizations. Recently he was selected to participate in the 2013-14 UCSD Gordon Fellow Program for in-depth engineering leadership training. The American Society of Civil Engineers' Region 9 (California) named him the Outstanding Civil Engineering Student of 2008 and the Jacobs School of Engineering presented him the 2009 Structural Engineering Excellence in Leadership and Service Award.