Pedro Cordon (Computer Engineering)

Pedro Cordon (Computer Engineering)

About DOE Fellow

Pedro Cordon is an undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in computer engineering at Florida International University (FIU). His expected graduation date is fall 2014. Pedro’s professional interests include ethical hacking, embedded system programming, web designing, integrated circuits, logic-based programming, and data system software. Pedro is now a product design engineer II at HGST, a Western Digital brand.

Pedro graduated from Miami Beach Senior High summa cum laude. He was the founder and president of Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica (Hispanic Honor Society), treasurer of both Phi Beta Chi (Science Honor Society) and Mu Alpha Theta (Mathematics Honor Society) as well as a member of the Miami Beach Silver Hi-Tide Marching Band. In the summer of 2009, he served as a City of Miami Beach intern where he solidified his passion for engineering and computing and received various awards. Since 2009, he has kept himself busy as a tutor during which he completed well over 40 free sessions in an after-school tutoring program and even extended his skills by tutoring an average of 15 hours a week privately.

During his time at FIU, he has received various honors and awards such as the Academic Excellence Scholarship and the Buick Achievers Scholarship. He is also an active member of Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society), Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) and Society of Women Engineers (SWE).

DOE Related Projects

As a DOE Fellow, Pedro is under the mentorship of Himanshu Upadhyay and is currently assigned to a task under Project 4, the Deactivation and Decommissioning Knowledge Management Information Tool (D&D KM-IT). He has applied his wide skill-set in the development and design of a Native Android Application for D&D KM-IT and the testing of local networks to enhance security for servers within the Applied Research Center. In addition, Pedro has data mined technology reports and videos to add information to the DOE Environmental Management database and has presented research to engineering students, mentors and colleagues.