David C. Gonzalez

Adjunct Instructor
Gonzalez, David C.
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Area of Expertise: Plasmonics, MEMS, Digital Audio Recording, Lasers, Digital Communications, Matlab
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I am currently an Adjunct Instructor at College of the Desert in Palm Desert, California. How did I get there? I graduated from High School in 1999 and the following Fall I began my BSEE study at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). I was awarded a BSEE in 2004 from UCSD and proceeded to work many odd jobs for the following 9 years. During the this time I began creating custom videos using Scilab/Matlab and Cinelerra/Final Cut Pro which merged the Fourier Spectra of audio recordings and images/videos. In 2012 I was accepted to the PhD EE program at UC Santa Cruz. Due to a lack of funds enrollment was deferred a year. On March 11, 2013 I was involved in a vehicular collision where I suffered various 2nd degree burns due to being inside of a burning car. The settlement from this collision and the Google Scholars/Hispanic Scholarship Fund Award I was awarded a few months later helped fund my two years at UCSC. During my second year (2014-2015) at UCSC I worked for two quarters as a Teacher's Assistant for EE101L, an Introduction to Electronic Circuits course. Due to insufficient funds I decided to solely pursue the MSEE and graduated in December of 2015. My studies at UCSC have centered on Nanotechnology, Plasmonics and Optics.

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