Transcend Engineering is a cross-disciplinary team of scientists and engineers who work at the intersection of the physical sciences, sensing, and information processing.
We are highly skilled at characterizing and monitoring subsurface environments and processes, performing numerical modeling, digital signal processing, and machine learning in the presence of noise and uncertainty.
We apply these competencies to develop innovative applications of sensing and analysis to problems of societal importance with particular emphasis on illuminating hidden parameters affecting complex and dynamic systems.
The Transcend Engineering Team
STEPHEN FARRINGTON, PE
Owner / Lead Technologist
An expert in geotechnical, environmental, and hydrologic subsurface investigation and monitoring, Stephen is a proven innovator who draws on experience with field studies, modeling and simulation, DSP, algorithm development, and systems engineering to extract maximum insight from sensor data. Numerous patents bear his name.
ANDRÉA ELHAJJ, MS
Engineer / Data Scientist
Andrea is a former transportation engineer who discovered coding as a hobby and began exploring the world of big data. Her enthusiasm for programming and the detective-work of analytics prompted her to return to pursue graduate studies at the intersection of engineering and data science. Andrea is a hobbyist artisan bread baker who enjoys running and listening to podcasts in her spare time.
Senior Software Engineer
Kevin joins us with a Computer Engineering degree from Georgia Tech and several years of professional experience. He is fluent in a few programming languages and expanding his knowledge through a Masters in Computer Science. While not busy with work he enjoys playing board games, doting on his two cats, and unique culinary experiences.
Catherine brings cheerful people skills, flexibility, and a penchant for organization to her performance of human resources, payroll, and bookkeeping functions, in addition to a variety of other responsibilities. A visual artist and art historian, Catherine also enjoys kayaking, yoga, and travel.
Marketing + Business Development
Angelique uses her wide-ranging experience in marketing, organizational development, and graphic facilitation to progress Transcend's innovations to commercialization. She spends her spare time exploring the back roads of Vermont on foot, and cooking on a vintage Chambers Model C.
An undergraduate in biomedical engineering at the University of Vermont, Max specializes in CAD design, additive manufacturing, graphics, and video production. Max is a FIRST Robotics alumnus, aerial photographer and accomplished pianist who enjoys downhill biking and uphill biking.
ANDREA PEARCE, PhD
Beginning her career as a physicist, Andrea has researched and employed techniques including artificial neural networks, multivariate statistics, and geostatistics to analyze complex environmental datasets. She directs and is a key technical contributor to machine learning activities at Transcend. In her free time, she enjoys biking, skiing, and a good book.
Scientist / Subsurface Modeler
Combining an affinity for directly experiencing and sharing nature with expert skill at modeling its processes, Jeff is a whiz with MODFLOW, HYDRUS, FloPy and python. He primarily designs, conducts, and analyses simulations of single-phase and multi-phase transport of water and air in porous media.