David DePauw

R&D Engineer

David DePauw is an R&D engineer on Kitware’s Computer Vision Team located in Clifton Park, New York. He assists with developing software for projects that incorporate Kitware’s cyber-physical systems capabilities.

While earning his master’s degree, David worked on several projects with labs at the University of Pennsylvania. While at the Dynamic Autonomy and Intelligent Robotics (DAIR) Lab, he helped write simulation and control software for a soft-bodied robot, as well as for a Kuka iiwa robotic arm. In both cases, the software was made to provide a framework to test future control algorithms created by the lab. David also worked at the Real-Time and Embedded Systems Lab (mLAB) to help develop a risk-based autonomous racing controller.

David received his master’s degree in robotics from the University of Pennsylvania in 2021. In 2019, he received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

 

Education

M.S. in robotics from the University of Pennsylvania, 2021

B.S. in mechanical engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo, 2019

Get to Know David

What made you want to become a Kitwarean? Being a part of the Kitware team will give me the opportunity to work on exciting and challenging projects that allow me to continue developing my skills as an engineer. I’m excited to work alongside passionate and accomplished coworkers to solve important problems.

What do you love most about what you do? I love breaking down challenging problems and figuring out useful solutions. I also enjoy the learning that comes along with tackling new projects, which is a major reason I decided to pursue a career where there is always something new to learn.

Share something interesting about yourself that is not on your resume. I’ve always enjoyed playing all different types of board games. I also enjoy hiking and playing video games online with friends.