About Me


hlio [at] hawaii.edu


I'm a Macao-born Chinese-Canadian currently residing in Hawaii (Honolulu, Oahu). I love tinkering with electronics and have been programming microcontrollers since before there was such thing as "Instructable" or "Arduino".

These days I work as an Embedded Systems Engineer / Technician / Teaching Assistant in the Oceanography department at the University of Hawaii at Manoa where I design custom environmental monitoring systems that run for months/years continuously with little/no maintenance required. A few of my recent projects include designing compact low-cost ocean wave loggers, and the control systems of a full-ocean depth (11km!) water column profiler.

I also do a bit of web development (a little frontend but mostly backend) to support real-time data presentation.

I got my MS degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Southern California. I got my BSc in Computer Engineering from York University (Canada).

"What's your last name?"

I was born as Hou In Lio ("Lio" == last_name) in Macao, but am known as Stanley by everyone I know on this half of the Earth. Yes there is a space in my first name. Strange spelling because Macao was a colony of Portugal at the time.

"Why engineering?"

That, that, and that. That’s why.