Craig Finch is a computational scientist, engineer and entrepreneur based in Orlando, Florida. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Modeling and Simulation.
Dr. Finch started his career as a design engineer at Sawtek (now TriQuint Semiconductor) where he designed critical signal-processing components for major wireless communication companies such as LG, Motorola, Nokia, and Samsung. In this position, Craig also traveled overseas to provide sales and application engineering support, and transferred high-volume products to an offshore manufacturing facility.
While pursuing his Ph.D., Craig worked in bioengineering research in the Hybrid Systems Lab at the NanoScience Technology Center at the University of Central Florida (UCF). He currently works for the STOKES Advanced Research Computing Center at the Institute for Simulation and Training at UCF. In this position Dr. Finch is responsible for all aspects of a high-performance Linux cluster and acts as an internal consultant to help researchers at UCF implement their scientific and engineering simulations on the cluster.
Dr. Finch is interested in developing mathematical models and simulation software to predict the behavior of physical systems. He has worked with many types of simulations including computational electromagnetics, computational fluid dynamics, multi-physics and molecular modeling. He is familiar with many open-source software tools for scientific applications. His favorite programming language is Python.
Craig Finch is the author of the book Sage Beginner’s Guide in addition to many journal and conference publications. He is interested in entrepreneurship and commercializing technology. He consults for a start-up technology company and has founded a company that aims to revolutionize the way that businesses obtain feedback about their services.