Erik Halvorson

Engineer, Software Developer, Amateur Photographer

I am a communications engineer based in Washington, DC. Professionally, I specialize in optimizing satellite communications networks, improving both performance and capacity, and analyzing existing satellite networks. I often think that this is the coolest job in the world. In my spare time, I'm an amateur photographer and writer, as well as a software developer. I frequently release small apps for my Android phone or my PC, so keep an eye out for useful stuff. I am also an avid reader and sometimes play video games, although not as often as I did when I was younger. I am married to an Oracle engineer, hence the stylish hat in the top left. I graduated in 2004 from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, located in scenic Terre Haute, Indiana, with a double major in Computer Science and Mathematics. I went on to study Computer Science, with an emphasis in Robotics, Sensing, Planning and Optimization, at Duke University, where I earned a Masters degree in 2008. Since then, I have been working full-time at RKF Engineering Solutions, developing novel algorithms for beamforming, satellite network optimization, and satellite systems engineering analysis.