Hello! My name is Jaquan and I enjoy solving multidisciplinary problems. Although I am an engineer by title, I think of myself as a designer. Who are we designing for? How can we empathetically listen to users and understand their needs? These are all questions I ask myself in my line work. I use design thinking tools to understand stakeholders and create solutions.
Currently, I am an associate business systems engineer at a not for profit. As an engineer/designer I take pride in what I can do for others. I aim to make sure I always keep people at the center of whatever problem I am solving.
In my free time I enjoy cooking and reading. A fun fact about me is that I have published two books.
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I enjoy visualizing and telling stories.
I am an associate business systems engineer specializing in business process improvement. The work I do focuses on helping federal departments analyze alternatives that can improve future business operations at MITRE.
Some Projects I've Worked On
As part of my AI Research Fellowship at CreAItivity we were tasked with creating a final deliverable at the end of the fellowship to showcase our understanding of AI Ethics. We decided to focus on the intersection between racial injustice and AI. Our final deliverable is a newsletter that contains information of what we have learned from the topic.
Predictive Policing in Artificial Intelligence (AI)
This project was completed in collaboration with Sandia National Laboratories to address issues with current decision making tools for power grid planning .The team built an interactive map of Miami Dade County displaying 81 zip codes with information about climate hazards, solar panel investment information, and infrastructure recommendations.
Energy Grid Decision-Making under Long-Term Climate Hazard Uncertainty
Other Projects I've Worked On
Developed a communication graphical user interface for children with communication disorders.
Addressing Deforestation with Drones
Created a prototype of how drones can possibly be used in Madagascar to combat deforestation.
Understanding Small Business Owners
Using design thinking principles my team and I investigated the path many small business owners take to starting their business.
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