Nick Englert, SoarTech’s program manager, earned his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from University of Florida and his MBA from Benedictine University. He was drawn to SoarTech because he enjoys solving hard technical problems and wanted to work on projects that centered around artificial intelligence (AI) applications.
Some of the tough military problems Nick has enjoyed working on since coming to SoarTech are with teams that developed: the EO/IR (Electro-Optical and Infrared Sensors) system to detect and track tiny drones in an urban environment; new landmine and bomb detection equipment and algorithms; and handheld radar which could sense through walls.
“Humans are constantly pushing the edge of what can be achieved,” Nick said. “We have pushed the limits in a lot of areas where the difference between success and failure is a razor’s edge. Human-centered AI is the next evolution of that growth curve. As we improve our AI, these advantages should provide a step change in how we operate and excel.”
Nick said his favorite thing about being at SoarTech is the opportunity to work with a great group of people. “Everyone at SoarTech is outgoing, brilliant, and collaborative,” he said. “It is refreshing to work with people who are not only passionate about what they do, but are also compassionate people who go the extra mile to help anyone. That is a rare combination and a great working culture to be part of every day.”
Away from SoarTech, Nick stays really busy with his five children! And as a former fly fishing guide in WY, he also enjoys fishing when he has the time.