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Juan Fernandez

Systems Technician

Juan Fernandez


Office Location

805 Columbus Avenue
570 Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC)
Boston, MA 02120

Mailing Address

Northeastern University
ATTN: Juan Fernandez, 435 ISEC
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115


  • BS in Information Science, Northeastern University

About Juan

Where did you grow up?

I was born in Spain, but have spent most of my life living here in Boston, specifically East Boston. I’ve watched lots of planes come and go, living near Boston Logan International Airport.

What are the specifics of your educational and career background?

My father loves computers, setting them up and tinkering with them. He got me interested in the computer science field from a young age. In high school, I took a course on computer programming and loved it. I went to Northeastern University because I wanted to study computer science, and the other universities that accepted me did not have as comprehensive of a program for computer science as the one at Northeastern.

Since graduating from Northeastern, I have worked as a technician and research assistant at Northeastern.

What are the key aspects of your role at Northeastern? What do you enjoy most about what you do?

My key role is to have a technically functional research environment for professors at Khoury. This involves a variety of tasks, including programming, developing systems for research, and maintaining research projects out in the field. As a technician, every day has different challenges to overcome. I never do the same thing for long and have the opportunity to explore and learn new sides of computer development, research methods, and technical expertise. I love that.

What’s the most compelling thing to you about the work that goes on at Khoury?

I am most excited by the research on robotics and emotion sensors. It’s a very interesting field that has great potential in the future, particularly in the medical field.