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About Me


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Currently an Embedded Systems Engineer in the Oceanography department at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. MS in Electrical Engineering from University of Southern California in 2015, BSc in Computer Engineering from York University (Canada) in 2013.

Born as Hou In Lio ("Lio" == last name) in Macao, but known as Stanley by everyone I know on this side of the Earth. Interested in all things engineering and most things science-y. Play a few Chopin nocturnes and Beethoven sonatas and am a "weekend photographer".

I'm interested in digital communications particularly with low-power embedded devices with limited hardware resources. Also do quite a bit of backend web dev and a little frontend web dev when there's real-time data to visualize.

"Why engineering?"

That, that, and thatThat’s why.


Like many I began by building several clocks in order to practice soldering. The first one was the size of a large shoe box, built using dozens of 4000-series logic chips and a box full of wires. The last one was built using a microcontroller on a custom PCB. One of them went on to permanent display in my high school (along with a few robots I built), while another is still running on my wall seven years after it was built (though not without a little upgrade).

Embedded system development was something I picked up before there was such thing as "Instructable" or "Arduino". It was exciting to see how a box full of logic chips and wires can be replaced by a single chip + software.