Zayn Patel

I write essays and programs.

I'm studying Quantitative Methods at Babson College and taking EECS classes at the Olin College of Engineering.

I'm an undergraduate researcher at the Olin Satellite Spectrum Technology and Policy Lab (OSSTP), advised by Dr. Whitney Lohmeyer. I'm currently leading the ground system team on SWARM-EX, an NSF-funded CubeSat mission. We're launching in 2024.

Previously I worked on OSSTP's data scrapers team where I was scraping and analyzing every FCC satellite filing from their database and performing data science on the orbital debris assessment reports (ODARs) to better inform policy makers at the FCC and NASA on orbital debris rules. Another one of my projects was to build a map for the FCC Space Bureau so they can visualize pending and current ground stations.

Some of my work with OSSTP has been published in the following papers: Building and Testing a UHF Ground Station, Data Sharing in LEO Constellations, and a comparison between NGSO and GSO satellite filings.

Outside of the lab I've helped build a soil sampling robot, an LMM assistant for blind and visually impaired people, and an HTML-Markdown parser.

Contact: [email protected]