Kevin Peter Hickerson

PHYSICIST  |  INVENTOR  | COMEDIAN 

 

Phone:

626-644-1976

Email:

hickerson@gmail.com

Location:

Pasadena, California

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KPH

 

Nuclear physicist specializing in probing the fundamental symmetries of nature using ultracold neutrons.

Bachelors, masters, and doctorate in experimental physics from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California.

Host of the science and comedy podcast Surely You're Joking.

A dozen patents in 3D printing, robotics, tablet computing, machine learning, optics, and solar energy. 

Father of three amazing children.

EXPERIENCE
 
2005—2016

Nuclear Physicist

CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Advised by Professor Bradley Filippone.

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES

Advised by Professor Huan Huang

Advised by Assistant Professor Lindley Winslow

LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORY

Mentored by Doctor Alexander Saunders

2005—2018

Consultant

2003—2005

Developer and Engineer

IDEALAB
Worked with incubated operational companies eSolar, Evolution Robotics, Desktop Factory, and Energy Innovations, to develop innovative software, mechanical and optical technologies.
Authored patents used by GE, 3D Systems, and iRobot.

2003

Internship

EVOLUTION ROBOTICS

Developed and patented a laser-based robotic obstacle avoidance system now owned by iRobot.

2002—2003

Teaching Assistant

CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Assisted with lectures by Professor David Goodstein.

2001

Lead Developer

NOTEPAD COMPUTING

Led team developing handwriting recognition software.

1999—2001

Founder and President

INVECTOR TECHNOLOGIES
Developed proprietary algorithms, tablet computer hardware, and startup business plan using Hidden Markov Models and other
natural language models for handwritten symbol recognition.
Licensed patented technology to Notepad Computing.

1998—2000

Undergraduate Assistant

CALTECH SUBMILLIMETER OBSERVATORY
Developed software and hardware for submillimeter telescope heterodyne receiver control.

EDUCATION
 
2012—2016

Postdoctoral Scholar

CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Advised by Professor Bradley Filippone.

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES

Advised by Professor Huan Huang

and Assistant Professor Lindley Winslow.

2005—2013

Doctor of Philosophy

CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Advised by Professor Bradley Filippone.

2013

Master of Science

CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Advised by Professor Bradley Filippone.

2007

Graduate Researcher

LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORY

Mentored by Doctor Alexander Saunders

1995—2002

Bachelor of Science

CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Advised by Professor E. Sterl Phinney

 
PROJECTS
 
ABOUT
 
NUCLEAR PHYSICIST

I study ultracold neutrons, which are tiny atomic particles only a fraction of a degree above absolute zero. We use them to understand when and why the universe is symmetric. This is to help explain how we got here, and how far we can go.

INVENTOR

I love creating new things. I've patented inventions from tablet computer chips to 3D printers, optics, to robotics, AI and solar energy. Some of my patents are used by GE, iRobot, and 3D Systems.

COMEDIAN

I love to perform. In addition to science talks about my 'real' work, I am a stand up comedian. I've performed at comedy clubs all over the country. I like to mix it around too and give fun, and entertaining talks about popular science topics. I host the podcast Surely You're Joking.

 
CONTACT ME

© 2018 By Kevin Hickerson

Dr. Kevin Peter Hickerson

PHYSICIST | INVENTOR | COMEDIAN

Phone:

626-644-1976

 

Email:

hickerson@gmail.com

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