Haldean Brown

me@haldean.org, haldean.org, +1 320 584 9293

I am a freelance engineer, researcher, and maker who loves building reliable systems that solve real-world problems in creative and efficient ways. I have experience in robotics, aerospace, manufacturing, and consumer electronics, and am always interested in expanding my horizons. I'm looking for projects at the intersection of computing and the physical world; if you're interested in what I’ve been working on in my spare time, take a look at my recent projects.

Professional Experience


San Francisco, CA, 2016 – present
Senior Engineering Consultant

Awesome Foundation

San Francisco, CA, 2016 - present


San Francisco, CA, 2014 – 2016
Senior Computational Geometer

Android Wear, Google

Mountain View, CA, 2013 – 2014
Software Engineer

Android at Home, Google

Mountain View, CA, 2013
Software Engineer

Google App Engine, Google

Sydney, Australia, 2012 – 2013
Software Engineer

Columbia Computer Graphics Group

New York, NY, 2012
Undergraduate Researcher

Computer Science Department, Columbia University

New York, NY, 2011 – 2012
Teaching Assistant

Various Theaters

New York, NY, 2009 – 2012
Technical Director, Lighting Designer, and Technician

DoubleClick for Publishers, Google

New York, NY, 2010, 2011
Software Engineering Intern

Education and Professional Organizations


2015 - present

People Reluctant to Kill for an Abstraction

1990 - present

Columbia University

New York, NY, 2008 – 2012
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science


Manufacturing and fabrication, physical simulation, computer graphics and rendering technology, spaceflight and satellite technology, light design, theoretical computer science, programming languages, cooking, wood- and metal-working