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About Me

Hey, I’m Justin Vargas! Welcome to My Intelligent House. I’m an Electrical Engineer with over 14 years of professional experience, specializing in integrating and designing smart home technologies. Once I bought my own house, I naturally wanted to start adding technology to my house. I’ve been using and adding smart devices for several years now, and I have learned a lot! This is the site where I share everything I have learned.

Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of being a part of numerous exhibitions and events that have enriched my knowledge and expanded my network. The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas has been a regular stop for me, and I attended it in 2014, 2016, 2019, and 2021. In 2019, I even had the honor of presenting a workshop there titled “Integrating Traditional Electrical Systems with Modern IoT Devices.”


The Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

Another highlight was when I attended the TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco in 2017. That event opened up numerous collaboration opportunities for my blog as I connected with startups focused solely on innovative home automation solutions.

TechCrunch Disrupt

The TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, 2017

Each of these experiences has shaped me, not just as a professional but as a person, and I look forward to more opportunities to learn, share, and grow in the smart home domain.


Pacific Engineering Solutions

Research Associate

2012 – 2014

  • Embarked on market research and prototype evaluations for budding smart home technologies.
  • Collaborated with academic researchers in the region, focusing on eco-friendly and efficient home automation projects.

ConnectHub Electronics

Embedded Systems Engineer

2014 – 2016

  • Pioneered the development of IoT-enabled home devices, ensuring compatibility with prevalent smart home platforms.
  • Established rigorous testing protocols to uphold product reliability and user satisfaction.

GreenLite Systems

Product Design Engineer

2016 – 2019

  • Led the design and rollout of energy-efficient smart lighting solutions.
  • Forged partnerships with third-party manufacturers for component sourcing, ensuring seamless system integration.

My Intelligent House Blog

2020 – Present

  • Founder and primary content creator for “My Intelligent House,” a website dedicated to smart home technologies
  • Reviewed and provided hands-on tutorials for hundreds of smart devices


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA

2007 – 1999

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering

  • Graduated with honors
  • Participated in various electrical engineering competitions

Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Master of Science in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering

1999 – 2011

  • Focus on Embedded Systems and Home Automation
  • Published research on “Integrating IoT Devices for a Seamless Home Experience”


MIT certificate

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, 1999

Stanford University certificate

Stanford University, Master of Science in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, 2011