- Ph.D., Nuclear Science & Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2013
- M.S., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2008
- M.S., Nuclear Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2008
- B.S., Physics, University of California, San Diego, 2005
- PADI Certified Open Water Scuba Diver
- Udacity Certified ML Engineer
- UCSD Physics Best Project (Winter 2005): GPS-navigated Autonomous Rover
- UCSD Marshall College Provost's Honors
Dr. Sinenian has expertise in the fields of applied physics, electrical engineering & computer science and nuclear engineering. He has advised corporate leadership and management on business and technical matters in the automotive, consumer electronics, defense, and medical device industries in the United States, Asia and Australia.
Dr. Sinenian has also served as an advisory technical expert to assist clients engaged in disputes in the United States and around the world. He has experience advising clients in matters pertaining to intellectual property, trade secrets, product liability, US ITC investigations, and global disputes (international arbitration), including certain technical aspects of large capital projects involving energy, oil & gas, mining, and transportation.
Dr. Sinenian has experience in the analysis and design of circuits and systems for a wide range of applications, including control systems and instrumentation, power converters, and radio-frequency systems. He has conducted investigations and design reviews of electronic systems to assist clients during product development, to conduct failure analysis, and in various litigation contexts.
Dr. Sinenian also has extensive experience in machine learning, data analytics and algorithm development and analysis. He has experience applying clustering, regression and deep-learning techniques to large datasets to draw actionable insights and for predictive modeling applications. He has analyzed dynamic control algorithms in embedded systems and products in the context of failure analysis and assisted clients with software and signal processing related matters in trade secret and intellectual property litigation. He is proficient in numerous languages, including C, C++, Java and Python. Dr. Sinenian is actively involved open-source software development and is the co-author of a book on data structures and algorithms.
Dr. Sinenian has research experience in the area of plasma physics and its applications in propulsion and fusion. In his earlier studies, he designed and built a novel compact radio-frequency driven plasma thruster for small satellite applications. As part of this work, he built plasma diagnostics and used them to characterize the performance of the thruster with argon and nitrogen propellants. During this time, he was employed as an Associate at Ad Astra Rocket Company, where he designed electrical systems, including radio-frequency circuits and power management systems for electric propulsion applications.
In his doctoral research, Dr. Sinenian built nuclear instrumentation and used it to study aspects of laser inertial fusion in support of the national laser fusion program. As part of this work, he led a team that built an ion accelerator laboratory and used it to develop and calibrate nuclear instruments for use on the OMEGA and the National Ignition Facility laser systems. Dr. Sinenian's dissertation focused on using measurements of fast ions produced in inertial fusion experiments to diagnose the performance of fusion implosions.