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About Me

  • Machine Learning Research Developer at Autodesk
    2016 - Present
    • Autodesk makes software for people who make things.

      Developer for the emerging technology group, a team that develops concepts for future product offerings in collaboration with our customers and product teams. Investigating the application of deep learning techniques including CNN, RNN, GAN and VAE to problems affecting Autodesk customers. Building smart robotic assembly systems using machine learned vision, visual servos and force/torque sensing strategies. Primarily learning in simulation and transferring models to work in real environments. While also exploring machine learning methods for aesthetic comparison and clustering of large 3d model datasets.
  • Interned at Autodesk
    Summers of 2014 and 2015
    • Member of Autodesk Research in Toronto, refactoring a large C code base to C++ while designing software and hardware for a wireless mesh network for environmental data collection. In 2015 I moved to San Francisco and joined the emerging technology team focusing on developing interdisciplinary workflows betweeen mechanical electrical engineers.
  • Chief Engineer Of Queen's Space Engineering Team (QSET)
    2015-2016
    • Our team designed, built, and tested a interplanetary rover for competing in the University Rover Challenge held in Utah eah year. As the chief engineer I led a team of over 30 members managing mechanical, electrical and science sub-teams to design a rover with a budget of $15,000 in little over 9 months. At competition we placed 1st in Canada, 2nd in North America, and 6th in the world.
  • Experienced Developer
    • - C/C++
      • * OOP
      • * Rest API's
      • * Multithreading
      • * Qt
      • * Low level development
    • - Javascript & Node
      • * REST API Implementation
      • * Express.js
      • * Socket.js
  • Studied Electrical Engineering at Queen's University
    • Focused courses in control systems, robotics, and digital circuit design. Participated in an exchange semester to the University of Leeds taking mostly masters level courses. Graduated on the Dean's Honors list with a 3.9 GPA.
  • FUN FACTS
    • - PADI certified advance open water diver
    • - Loves to hike and explore new places
    • - Climbed Mount Moshi, Tanzania
    • - Has double jointed fingers

Contact Details

Thomas Davies
44 Fernwood Park Avenue
Toronto, ON M4E 3G1 Canada

(613)-985-3483
thomasryan@rogers.com

References

Morgan Fabian

Research Applications Engineer at Autodesk Email

Team lead while interning at Autodesk in San Francisco, 2015.

Alex Tessier

Senior Researcher at Autodesk Profile

Team lead while interning at Autodesk Research in Toronto, 2014.

Carlos Saavedra, PhD

Queen's University Electrical Engineering Professor Profile

Taught Sensors & Actuators (Elec 344) as well as Electronics II ( Elec 353) in my third year of studies. Achieved a 4.0 average in both courses.

Yan-Fei Liu, PhD, P.Eng

Queen's University Electrical Engineering Professor Email

Taught Electric Machines (Elec 333) in my third year of studies; I scored the highest mark in the class in over 15 years.

Howie Grossinger

Owner and Operator of Camp Robin Hood Email

Director of Camp Robin Hood while working over summers of 2010 to 2013.