We reveal the insights
hidden in your sensor data
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.
power your discoveries
We find data insights that conventional approaches miss.
We combine foundational respect for first principles with quantitative understanding of measurement error and skill in advanced computational methods, to extract maximum actionable information from sensor signals.
From monitoring the fine scale movement of water through the earth to revealing hidden tunnels that threaten security, we develop technologies that power discovery.
The Transcend Engineering Team
STEPHEN FARRINGTON, MS, PE
Owner / Lead Technologist
An expert in geotechnical, environmental, and hydrologic subsurface investigation and monitoring, Stephen is a proven innovator and inventor. He is a master at extracting maximum insight from sensor generated data, leveraging his experience in the modeling and simulation of physical phenomena, digital signal processing, algorithm development, and systems engineering. When he is not wowing our staff and clients with his technical expertise he’s inspiring the young, future engineers by leading the local FIRST Robotic Competition team.
ANDREA PEARCE, PH.D
With an academic foundation in physics and environmental engineering, Andrea has found the sweet spot of her talent and interest: employing process-based models, machine learning, and data science methods to learn from messy, field-based datasets.
As a researcher and pragmatic problem solver she enjoys merging Transcend’s talent, computational tools, and data to meet unique project needs. She shares her love of outdoor sports and science with young people through various local programs.
NEAL VAN WYCK
Neal is a physical chemist with broad expertise in the fields of optics, photonics, spectroscopy, chemistry, and mathematics. He has decades of experience as a researcher, inventor, implementer, and technical leader -- at one point directing a laboratory with 150 scientists and technicians. For us, he plays the role of Yoda and MacGyver: pushing us to know more about the physical world we are analyzing, and prototyping novel experimental equipment for our clients.
KENETH KWAYU, PH.D
Engineer / Data Scientist
Keneth is a transportation engineer and an applied statistician who is passionate about finding insights from various sources of structured and unstructured data. He has hands-on experience in both theory and application of Classical, Bayesian and Artificial Intelligence methods in solving transportation related problems. Keneth enjoyed walking, biking, and playing soccer during his years in Michigan and looks forward to more of the same in his new home state of Vermont.
KEITH HERMIZ, MBA, PH.D
Senior Data Scientist
After completing his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, curiosity and serendipity led Keith to answer a help wanted ad for a data miner, a role barely five years old at the time. Decades later, he continues to find satisfaction in applying mathematical rigor to solving his client’s data-based problems. He otherwise enjoys his volunteer work as an Advanced EMT and training with his Appenzeller Sennenhund.
ANDRÉA ELHAJJ, MS
Engineer / Data Scientist
Andréa discovered she enjoyed coding as a hobby and began exploring the world of data science. Her enthusiasm for the detective-work of analytics prompted her to pursue her graduate studies at the intersection of engineering and data science. She enjoys the non-linear nature of the data science life cycle and embraces the challenge of running through it iteratively to provide the best possible results and insights. Andréa is a houseplant hobbyist who enjoys spending her summers on Vermont’s bike paths.
DAVID GROVER, MS, PE
Engineer / Data Scientist
David evolved from his roots as a traditional transportation engineer following his affinity for computer programming and modeling of the physical sciences. That professional pedigree helps him navigate the often-messy interface between field data and real- world phenomena. Recent fatherhood has reintroduced him to the joys of trampolines, jungle gyms and exploring the woods which he shares with his young daughter.
Senior Software Engineer
Kevin’s undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering from Georgia Tech, one of the top technical schools in the country, earned him the opportunity to work on mission critical projects for the military. That experience and his fluency in multiple programming languages have made him a key contributor to the Transcend computer science team. His free time is shared between his pursuit of a Masters in Computer Science and serenity-inducing activities such as playing board games, doting on his two cats, and enjoying unique culinary experiences.
Ben’s connection to Transcend dates to his high school days and his participation on Stephen Farrington’s FIRST Robotics team. His interest in technology led him to major in Computer Science at Clarkson University. That foundation, further fueled by his curiosity and enthusiasm, have made him the go-to person for Mission: Impossible variety software, computer engineering and data wrangling challenges. Music is his passion outside of work, being a singer and piano player, but he makes time for recreational running and an occasional game of Frisbee.
DAVID WESSNER, MS
Imagine Indiana Jones without the leather, without the whip and with a Masters in Hydrology and Water Resources Science -- that would be David. He lives his commitment to the planet and the environment by deploying, testing, and caring for the innovative probes and sensors that Transcend design, develops, and acquires. You will find him working in the soils of the farmlands of California or the rain forests of Puerto Rico, and often with a camera, pursuing his interest in photography when time permits.
Megan is that person in every small business that keeps the trains running on time. Her secret power is wielding her shepherd’s crook to herd our collective of technologist cats into compliance with labor reporting, travel expenses, and those ubiquitous government forms. She is currently working towards an accounting degree, looking to continue to expand and deepen her business knowledge. She immensely enjoys the simple Vermont pleasures of spending time outdoors working in her garden, lazing at a river, camping, and hiking.