Student and Researcher in Auburn, Alabama
Hi! I'm Andrew McCrabb, a student at Auburn University, studying Electrical and Computer Engineering. I will graduate Magna Cum Lauda in December 2016.
I have completed two co-op semesters at Toyota's plant in Georgetown, KY. I have also served as an undergraduate researcher, designing and testing digital chips in the Auburn Nanotech Group with Dr. Michael Hamilton. I will graduate in December 2016 and will work as a GTA at Auburn as I await graduate school decisions for the Fall 2017 semester.
GRADUATE SCHOOL INTERESTS:
I'm most interested in working at the line between hardware and software for computing systems. I have geared my undergraduate courses towards developing skills in VHDL, Verilog, C, and parallel programming libraries like OpenMP, MPI, and CUDA. I'm currently applying to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Purdue University, University of Michigan, and Georgia Tech for my Ph.D.
I firmly believe that I am most productive when I strike a good balance between my time working, studying, and relaxing.
In my free time, I am a swing dance instructor here at Auburn. I have grown to love teaching and have given beginner and intermediate lessons since 2014. I have built two personal desktops for myself and have helped many friends plan and build their own computers. I am also an amateur photographer and long-distance runner.