David Cohen began working on the first prototype of Mousr in early 2013, before robotic cat toys were cool. From the beginning he has been obsessed with one thing: how to make cats love this toy. Before starting Petronics, Dave was a graduate student in Electrical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, studying signal processing for acoustic applications and low power solutions to the distributed multi-scale system design. He also worked as a digital signal processing engineer at a start-up for high quality audio, Sonistic.
David Jun gives Mousr his brain. David received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2014, where he authored 9 publications, won several awards, and taught and created an embedded DSP laboratory course. He specializes in dynamic systems with heterogeneous sensors, low power algorithms, and signal processing. He also likes to think he solders like a champ.
DOOM aka "Michael Friedman"
Michael is an expert in signal processing AND cat behavior. This unique combination makes him a perfect fit for Petronics. He is also the proud patriarch of the Grease family, the Mousr product testing team. When he is not perfecting Mousr, Michael is a graduate student in Electrical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he studies advanced signal processing.