Developer and designer, program manager and lab researcher. Front-end or back-end, objective-c or binary.
My current interests are in Virtual Reality, App Development, Web Development, Machine Learning, Text Data Mining, and anything start-up related.
VR Educational Environment
Summary: Built a virtual reality environment where students can collaborate to engineer an object together in real-time through the Oculus Rift. Built a Jenga mini-game. Wrote a paper on knowledge dissemination through virtual reality.
Co-Authors: Gabe Harms, Steven Sellers and Owen Shartle, Conrad S. Tucker (Lab Owner)
Highlights: Results were that students performed better in an immersive environment than non-immersive. Presented at ASME IDETC & CIE 2015 Conference in Boston and 2015 TLT Conference at State College. Started Penn State Virtual Reality Club.
Sentiment Analysis in MOOCs
Summary: Mined textual data from a massive open online course (MOOC) and quantified students' sentiment in relation to their course performance.
Languages: Java, SQL
Co-Authors: Conrad S. Tucker (Lab Owner), Anna Divinsky (MOOC course teacher)
Highlights: Results were that students polarized with strong +/- sentiment performed better than students with more neutral sentiment. Presented at ASME IDETC & CIE 2014 Conference.
Shell Eco-marathon Car
Summary: Part of a team of 18 that built a 100% battery-electric car and competed in the 2015 Shell Eco-marathon race in Detroit.
Highlights: Tied for 1st in Urban-Concept design, 8th place in Prototype design
EE Design: pdf
Summary: Traffic Simulation built for data analytics on traffic flow with varied traffic light patterns, built for mobile sensory lab research at penn state.
Summary: App to engage player's brain through competitive multiplayer mini-games.
Highlights: 4 Difficulty settings for 5 different home-made games, game center integrated.
Link: Download at the app store soon!
Summary: Fun iOS game where you have to solve different puzzles by placing your pieces inside the shaded areas only.
Pacman Rain Game
Summary: iOS game where you control pacman from your device's gyroscope and try to eat fruit and dodge falling ghosts.
Machine Learning Projects
Summary: Website that predicts where the next data center will go.
Date: Summer 2014
Languages: Azure Machine Learning and Node.JS
Teammates: Doug Jordan, Jacob Wallraff, Caleb Young, Tim Crawford
Highlights: Won Azurathon 2014 Hackathon, used brand-new Azure ML, pitched idea to Microsoft CEO
Links: Site Pitch Video