HKN Professional Biography
Ian Umetsu is a senior at the University of Hawaii at Manoa studying Electrical Engineering in the systems track. His academic interests include topics such as Communications, Information Theory and Machine Learning. He would like to eventually obtain his PhD and professional engineering license. On his free time, he enjoys tennis, listening to music, and learning new things.
Q: What inspired you to join HKN?
The reasons I joined HKN are to meet new people, give back to the community, and potentially further my professional career.
Q: Where is your hometown and favorite place on the island?
I grew up in Makawao town on the island of Maui, and my favorite place has to be at home with my amazing family.
Q: What video game / movie / TV show would you want to live in and why?
Living in the world of the video game "Portal" would be awesome. It would be interesting to see what kind of possibilities and ramifications would exist in that universe.
Q: What would you like to accomplish the most from your “bucket” list?
Ultimately, I want to have a simple life. I want like to get married, own my own house, and have children. I would only want enough income so that I would never have to worry about it. One big thing I do want to achieve is to give back to society in some way, whether it be creating a new branch of mathematics or helping students out by funding a scholarship program.