It is with great excitement that we share that a few Dataspeed individuals were recognized through Oakland University’s School of Engineering and Computer Science for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Paul Fleck, Dataspeed’s founder and CEO, was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award. Paul received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Western Michigan University and then proceeded to obtain his Master of Science in Systems Engineering from Oakland University in 1992. Paul takes great strides to continue his involvement with Oakland University and offers valuable contributions to the Engineering department.
Micho Radovinkovich, Ph.D, Dataspeed’s Lead Algorithm Developer, received the John & Horace Dodge Emerging Leader Award. This award honors the significant impact made on the profession and community since graduation. Faculty and students nominated candidates, and the final decision was made by the Advisory Board, Department Chairs, and Deans.
The Dataspeed Team
Oakland University’s School of Engineering and Computer Science is well-respected and nationally known for their automotive engineering programs. Just last year, the university was recognized by the San Francisco Business Times as a top school that fills self-driving car industry positions. It noted that approximately 1.75 percent of all autonomous vehicle engineering jobs were filled by OU graduates.
Dataspeed is proud that a great portion of the team has studied at Oakland University. Seven engineers have received their Bachelor of Science, seven have received their Master of Science, and three have received their PhD from the university. Not to mention, two are currently PhD candidates and one is working on their Master’s at OU. Five Dataspeed interns and techs are also currently studying at the university. Dataspeed enthusiastically continues to seek and engage emerging talent from the university by way of internships and new hires, both in engineering roles and other business functions.
Extended Involvement with Oakland University
David Agnew, Dataspeed’s Vice President of Business Development, serves on the Advisory Board for the School of Engineering and Computer Science. The board is composed of leaders in the industry. They assist the school in developing educational and research programs to meet the rapidly expanding requirements in the technical world. The board is available as a body or individually for consultation on matters such as curriculum, research, facilities, equipment requirements, special subjects, and long-range planning.
Dataspeed is pleased to have supported OU events throughout the years, including Grizzhacks and IGVC. Grizzhacks is a 24 hour event that challenges young minds to create hardware and software projects. Dataspeed was a proud sponsor for the 2017 and 2018 events.
As stated on the Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC) website, “The IGVC offers a design experience that is at the very cutting edge of engineering education. It is multidisciplinary, theory-based, hands-on, team implemented, outcome assessed, and based on product realization. It encompasses the very latest technologies impacting industrial development and taps subjects of high interest to students. Students at all levels of undergraduate and graduate education can contribute to the team effort. Team organization and leadership are practiced, and there are even roles for team members from business and engineering management, language and graphic arts, and public relations. Students solicit and interact with industrial sponsors who provide component hardware and advice, and in that way get an inside view of industrial design and opportunities for employment.” Dataspeed is not only sponsoring the 2019 IGVC (as well as previous year events), but several employees are enthusiastic to participate as judges in the competition. David Agnew will take part as a Spec 2 Judge, and Brian Neumeyer, Dataspeed Mechanical Engineer, will contribute as a Design Judge. A handful of additional Dataspeed employees will also attend the competition to show support for the event and to converse about recruitment opportunities.
Interested in Dataspeed?
Dataspeed is always on the lookout for new engineering talent, both recent graduates and those experienced in the workplace. Check out our open positions or submit your resume for consideration.
Is your school looking for a platform for developing an autonomous vehicle? Dataspeed’s ADAS By-Wire Kit is ideal for college programs looking to perform research and testing in the self-driving car field. Our friendly representatives would be happy to chat about your project needs. Contact us today!