CReSIS Welcomes Several New Employees


Fall 2011

Sam Buchanan joined CReSIS as an Undergraduate Research Assistant in October, 2011. He is currently a sophomore at the University of Kansas studying Electrical Engineering. At CReSIS, Buchanan will work with Signal Processing. While working at the Center, he hopes to gain experience by eventually coordinating and undertaking a large, individual project. In his spare time, he enjoys playing soccer and a board game called Goat.

Sam Buchanan

Jay Fuller joined CReSIS as a Temporary Electronics Technician in September, 2011. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Kansas in Mechanical Engineering and is currently working toward his Master’s Degree in the same field. Fuller looks forward to being a part of the unique learning opportunity the Center presents. While at CReSIS, he hopes to expand his knowledge of electromagnetics. In his spare time, he enjoys playing video games, computer animations, and light programming.

Jay Fuller

Carson Gee joined CReSIS as the Senior Network Specialist in August, 2011. Gee received his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Idaho. He previously worked for the University of Kansas School of Engineering’s Computing Services (Internet Engineering) and for the National Information Technology Center in Kansas City as a Senior Network Security Infrastructure Engineer. Gee was drawn to CReSIS because of the unique computing and storage needs of the Center and hopes to modernize the CReSIS data center for better service. In his free time, he enjoys snowboarding and playing the drums.

Carson Gee

Dr. Matthew Hoffman joined CReSIS as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in August, 2011. He received his Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences and Resources with a concentration in Geology from Portland State University in August. Previously, he received two Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Illinois and his Master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin. At CReSIS, Hoffman will work with the Fluid Dynamics Group of the Climate, Ocean, and Sea Ice Modeling Project at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He hopes that his contributions at CReSIS will help improve sea level rise predictions from Antarctica and Greenland.

Matthew Hoffman

John King joined CReSIS as an Undergraduate Research Assistant in October, 2011. King is a junior at the University of Kansas in Geography Information and Analysis. He also participates in Environs and the Undergraduate Geography Club through the University. While at CReSIS, King hopes to get as much hands-on experience as possible while contributing to continued success of the Center’s cause.

John King

Craig Lane joined CReSIS as a Student Assistant Administrator in October, 2011. Previously, he held the same position for Residential and Hospitality Services at Michigan State. He is currently an undergraduate sophomore at the University of Kansas. At CReSIS, Lane hopes to gain hands-on experience with handling servers, networking and programming. He also enjoys occasional programming on the side as well as video games and movies.

Craig Lane

Darryl Monteau joined CReSIS as the Education Coordinator in October, 2011. Previously, she held the same position at the KU Medical Center in Kansas City and most recently worked for Data and Analytics under the Vice Provost of Student Success at the University of Kansas. Monteau came to CReSIS for the opportunity to work with students as part of an outreach program. She hopes that during her time here she can assist the Center with its mission to inspire students to pursue education in STEM fields. In her spare time, Monteau enjoys sewing, music and spending time with her family.

Darryl Monteau

Jennifer Salva joined CReSIS in August, 2011. She is currently working towards Bachelor’s degrees in both Journalism and Film & Media Studies from the University of Kansas. In addition to participating in activities within the Journalism and Film departments, Jennifer enjoys competing on alto saxophone and is an active member of many Czech and Slovak organizations throughout Kansas and Missouri. During her time as a student journalist for CReSIS, Jennifer hopes to utilize her communication and writing skills to benefit CReSIS while developing her interpersonal skills towards a career in international relations.

Jennifer Salva

Peng Seng “Isaac” Tan joined CReSIS as a Graduate Research Assistant in September, 2011. He is working toward a Doctorate in Electrical Engineering. Tan received his Bachelor's Degree from the National University of Singapore and his two Master’s Degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Singapore Nanyang Technological University and the University of Kansas. Tan has previously worked for DSO National Laboratories in Singapore as a senior member of the technical staff and a project leader. While at CReSIS, he will initially be developing signal processing algorithms. Throughout his time here he hopes to immerse himself in the CReSIS culture and its goals and missions. When not at work or in school, Tan enjoys spending time with his three daughters.

Peng Seng Tan

Ke Xu joined CReSIS as a student employee in August, 2011. Xu is working toward a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering; she earned a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of North Texas. Previously, Xu worked as a research assistant for the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) and the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA). While at CReSIS, she hopes to familiarize herself with the entire CReSIS cause and all of its functions. In her spare time, Xu enjoys watching movies and traveling.

Ke Xu

Steven Yan joined CReSIS as an Assistant Research Professor in October, 2011. Yan received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Hong Kong, his Master’s degree from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and is set to receive a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in December, 2011. At CReSIS, he will manage the construction and operation of an MRI Anechoic Chamber and assist with signal processing and radar development. He hopes his expertise and knowledge with antennae will be a useful asset to the CReSIS team in the continued improvement of antenna systems and radar designs.

Steven Yan