About Me


hlio [at] hawaii.edu

My background

I am an Embedded Systems Engineer + Technician in the Oceanography department at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. I design and build the tools to support various research projects in marine tech development, physical oceanography, conservation, and renewable energy.

I have been tinkering with electronics ever since I can remember. The internet was 56 kbps, there was no such thing as "Instructables" or "Arduino", and I was learning electronics as much as I was learning English and online forum etiquette. Now I design IoT sensors for flood monitoring, build automation systems for coral research, and write software for a deep water profiler, among other things.

I have an MS in Electrical Engineering from University of Southern California. I did my undergraduate studies in Computer Engineering at York University in Ontario, Canada.

"So, where are you from?"

I grew up in Macao/Hong Kong, but have spent the last half of my life in US and Canada so you tell me where I am "from". I can speak Cantonese and a bit of Mandarin in addition to English, though I think I write better than I speak.

Pretty much everyone who knows me on this half of the Earth calls me Stanley. My last name is Lio, pronounced like "Leo".