Rohan Menon

An engineering graduate with a focus on embedded devices, software development, and networking who loves working on challenging problems in fast-paced collaborative teams.

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University of Washington

Sep 2021 - Dec 2023

B.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering

Relevant coursework: The Hardware/Software Interface · Computer Networks · Computer Architecture · Network Security and Cryptography · Digital Imaging Systems

Research Assistant · UW Sensor Systems Lab

Feb 2022 - Mar 2024

WISP - a family of batteryless sensors that are powered by and communicate entirely through UHF RFID power harvesting and backscatter.

Deep Contact Graph Routing - a collaboration with Astrobotic, developing new networking strategies for future lunar assets.


Nov 2020 - Jun 2021

A system to localize and identify ambient noises and present them to a user through a wearable display.

  • Developed a 3D sound localization algorithm using a microphone array with phase shift estimation and created a heads-up display to communicate this information to a user.


Oct 2018 - Dec 2020

Low power, cellular-based, stream and river monitoring devices. Won a Hackaday Bootstrap Award and was a finalist for the Hackaday Prize 2020, an international competition for open-source electronics.

  • Used power gating and aggressive sleep states to extend its battery life to one year in the field.
  • Developed firmware enabling features like OTA updates and a variable sensor uplink cadence.


  • Digital (incl. Verilog) and analog circuit design
  • PCB design, rapid prototyping
  • Cellular, LoRa, RFID communication


  • Python, Rust, C/C++
  • Frontend dev (JS/TS, React, web design)
  • Embedded firmware