Rolando Fernandez

Master's Student, Computer Science

Core Competencies

  • Value Engineering
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Documentation
  • Product Education
  • Customer Service
  • Client Relations
  • Linux
  • Pc/Mac/Lan/Wan
  • Git
  • End User Support
  • Desktop Administration
  • Blueprint & Schematic Reading


Programming Languages


Java, C, C++, Python


Assembly, Fortran, HTML, CSS, MySQL, JavaScript

Foreign Languages





Summary of Qualifications

Excellent communication, organization and problem solving skills and the leadership and discipline to develop and motivate both colleagues and clients. Strong sense of priorities, a keen eye for detail, and a valued reputation for integrity. Strong analytical skills experienced in the implementation of value engineering methodologies. Excellent abilities in adapting to changing technologies.

Disciplined and flexible professional with a hands-on approach successful in training end users in multiple technologies. Strong problem solving skills experienced in services and product integration and technologies conflict resolution. Demonstrated knowledge of current technologies, product training and end user support. Hold current active government security clearance.


The University of Texas at Austin - Austin, TX — [2014 - Present]

Masters of Science in Computer Science [Expected Graduation: May 2018]

Cumulative GPA: - Major GPA:

Bachelors of Science in Computer Science

Cumulative GPA: 3.7 - Major GPA: 3.61

Currently enrolled in the following courses:

CS381V Visual Recognition, EE382 Human Robot Interaction, CS698A Thesis


Data Structures; Computer Architecture; Operating Systems; Discrete Mathematics; Linear Algebra; Probability and Statistics; Differential & Integral Calculus; Autonomous Intelligent Robots I and II – Research; Algorithms and Complexity; Sequences, Series, & Multivariable Calculus; Number Theory; Automated Question Answering; Robot Learning; Dependable Systems; Compilers; Applied Statistics; Machine Learning; Natural Language Processing; Visual Recognition; Human Robot Interaction

Midland College - Midland, TX — [2015 - 2016]

General Education Coursework

Park University - Parkville, MO — [2008 - 2011]

Bachelors of Science in Computer Science

Miami Dade College - Miami, FL — [2004 - 2005]

General Education Coursework


McNair Summer Research Institute

Building Wide Intelligence (BWI) Lab


Mentored students in the Freshman Research Initiative.

Conducting rigorous research pertaining to the topic of Autonomous Intelligent Navigation for Mobile Robots with an emphasis on the Social Navigation aspects of using LEDs to communicate state information.

FRI Summer Research Scholarship

Building Wide Intelligence (BWI) Lab


Mentored students interested in the research conducted in the BWI lab.

Created new tasks for the Autonomous Intelligent Robots in the lab that would allow for them to be useful to others and provide assistance in day to day tasks.


Computer Science Department

The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

Teaching Assistant

August 2017 - Present

  • CS395T Robot Learning (Fall 2017).
  • Evaluate and grade student assignments.
  • Provide assistance to students regarding course assignments and projects.

Division 39 ‐ Machine Learning and

Instrument Autonomy Group (398J)

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory - CalTech, Pasadena, CA

Graduate Research Intern

June 2017 - August 2017

  • JPL Summer Internship Program.
  • SmartSpec Project, create a system where intelligent spectral artifact recognition informs weighted averaging to pull out faint signals in galactic hyper spectral imagery.
  • Researched and tested (6) data labeling programs for use in group projects.
  • Utilize Git for tracking changes and to maintain version control.

Space and Geophysics Laboratory

Applied Research Laboratories - UT, Austin, TX

Student Technician

October 2014 - September 2016

  • Work on project for analyzing data and calculating electron density counts in the ionosphere.
  • Maintain and enhance capabilities of core project code by developing new features, fixing bugs, and unit testing.
  • Maintain and enhance user accessible web service, fixing bugs and adding additional requested features.
  • Utilize Git for tracking changes and to maintain version control.

United States Marine Corps.

June 2006 - August 2014

Over seven years of progressive service as a Marine with highlights including leadership, management, telecommunications, encrypted messaging service, and support. As well as providing security support to State Department embassies and personnel.

Service and Highlights include:
Security Detachment (2010 - 2014)
  • Member of protective services detail providing comprehensive security for American embassies in Lithuania, Serbia and Tel Aviv.

Technical Controller Chief, Okinawa, Japan (2009 - 2010)
  • Provided comprehensive telecommunications support, tactical voice switch, messaging, video teleconferencing and IT network and desktop support for 5,000 End User in secret environment.
  • Operated and maintained Network Operations Center and Technical Control Facility.
  • Deployed to Philippines and installed, operated and maintained six trunks, 27 circuits, and complex multiplexing architecture, improving AT/FP posture.
  • Managed EKMS accounts consisting of 41 cryptographic items and over 450 related pieces of equipment. Provided control of all cryptographic messaging equipment, routine and non-routine maintenance and repairs, inventory control and management.
  • Provided comprehensive field services for data, telephone, cable and fiber optic cabling, ground testing and ensured circuit acceptability speeds for video products, and switching equipment ensuring availability of DNS services to over 8,000 users.

Technical Controller, Camp Ramadi (2008 - 2009)
  • Acted as team lead, mentored and trained subordinates within the Technical Control section and prepared them for higher qualifications
  • Team member for the comprehensive installation of new Primary Technical control facility in Camp Ramadi, Iraq
  • Installed, monitored and maintained all communication links supporting Camp Ramadi including satellite uplinks, and downlinks, all telecomm lines, fiber optic, and IT communications including NIPRnet, and SIPRnet, and cryptographic messaging pathways
  • Installed, operated and maintained technical control Joint Enhanced Core Communications System during garrison communication exercises. Installed link from various Forward Operating Bases to Camp Ramadi

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