Daniel began undergraduate research with CARICOOS in 2014 under the supervision of Dr. Miguel Canals. He completed his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2016. He completed much of his master’s degree in the Mechanical Engineering department in the Fluid and Thermal program where he took an emphasis on coastal engineering and hydrodynamic modeling. During his graduate research and as part of his thesis, he developed a hydrodynamic model to study the circulation and coastal dynamics of a sector in the north of the island of Puerto Rico. Unfortunately, due to the passage of Hurricane Maria, his thesis project was affected and consequently, he decided to pause his graduate studies to accept a job offer with the U.S. Army Engineering Research and Development Center in Mississippi. Daniel Martinez currently offers his services as a contractor to various organizations of the Department of Defense (DoD) such as NASA and the Army where he specializes in the area of artificial intelligence (AI), High-Performance Computing (HPC), and computer engineering.