Ian Ho graduated from Virginia Tech in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. During the summer of 2014, he participated in a 10-week Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at Virginia Tech under Dr. Carl Dietrich of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering researching cognitive communication and its implementations.
Since then, throughout his undergraduate development, he has participated in many projects involving Computer Aided Design; one of his ongoing projects includes designing and printing custom fit violin shoulder rests for violinists to promote proper playing posture and increase comfort during play. For his undergraduate senior design capstone project, he was the lead of the Modeling and Simulation sub-team for Baja SAE at Virginia Tech. He started his master's research in the summer of 2018 in the DREAMS Lab working with the Additive Manufacturing technology of Powder Bed Fusion.
Outside of academics, Ian enjoys hiking, playing the violin, and is also a member of the Virginia Tech Swimming and Diving Team.