About Me


hlio [at] hawaii.edu


I'm from Macao/Hong Kong. I currently reside in Hawaii. I love tinkering with electronics, and have been doing this 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?"

Lio == last_name (pronounced like "Leo").

Pretty much everyone who knows me on this half of the Earth calls me Stanley. Yes there is a space in my first name. Yes the spelling is strange because Macao was a colony of Portugal at the time so supposedly it's the Portugal spellings of a Cantonese name in English letters...