About Me

I’m a PhD candidate in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. My research lies at the intersection of computer architecture, software systems, and image processing: building systems capable of capturing images with microsecond timing constraints and processing them in real time with the energy budget of a mobile device. My thesis work continues in the vein of the Frankencamera project, which aims to provide precise programmatic control of the camera capture and processing pipeline. I received my bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Oklahoma Christian University in the spring of 2011.


The best way to contact me is by email: steven.bell _ tufts _ edu. To minimize distraction, I only check email a couple times a day, but I make an attempt to answer most messages within a day or two.

You can also find me on Twitter or (if you know me in real life) Facebook.

About this site

This site began as an attempt to pull together my many projects, ideas, and writings, in a way that Facebook or a standalone blog could not. Now that I’ve moved into professional life, it’s evolving to take on that role as well.

On the technical side, the site is hosted on GitHub Pages, using Jekyll to produce static HTML. You can read a little more about the development process in my blog post.

I’ve tried a variety of setups in the past, including plain-vanilla HTML, a custom PHP setup, and Jemdoc. I’m also attracted to the ease-of-use that WordPress offers, but right now I really like the simplicity of plain text and the idea of having my website be a version-controlled repository. If you want to see the source, here it is.