A Little Bit About Me
I'm Justin Poh. I am currently a Masters student at the Aeronautics and Astronautics Department (Course 16) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), aiming to pursue a PhD once my masters is complete. My current research interests lie at the intersection of System Safety and Systems Engineering and I do research on techniques and methods to perform safety-driven design of complex systems, including applications of Systems-Theoretic Process Analysis (STPA) to systems engineering activities.
I was formerly a systems engineer on the vehicle engineering systems team at the Hyundai-Aptiv Autonomous Driving Joint Venture (now known as Motional, formerly known as Aptiv's Mobility & Services Group and, prior to that, known as nuTonomy) where I have worked for almost 3.5 years on system architecture, diagnostics and debugging of autonomous vehicles.
I was born and raised in Singapore and have completed all of my education in the Singapore education system. Prior to beginning my undergraduate education, I enlisted in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) in 2010 for my 2 years of National Service. For a large proportion of my service time, I served as a Transport Supervisor. One half of my job involved human relations. I was responsible for planning and dispatching 40 drivers to the various transport requests we received and ensuring suitable vehicles were assigned to those jobs. I also solicited and acted on feedback from customers and attended resource meetings with the transport hub to obtain additional resources in times of a shortfall and offer resources to other units in times of excess. The other half of my job involved maintaining the 80 vehicles under my charge, including, battery, filter, oil and tire changes.
After completing my national service, I then enrolled in Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering and am a member of the class of 2016.
I have a couple of arts-based hobbies. One of them is photography. I first picked up photography when I was 15 years old and since then, I have enjoyed and pursued it keenly.