Independent / Research / Funded Projects
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continuum
Continuum unifies the functionality of high-resolution displays and computer enhanced group collaboration with arrays of ambient sensors providing users the opportunity to collaborate with local and remote colleagues and their data more effectively by giving the room the ability to anticipate their needs. I am working on integrating sensor inputs like continuous speech recognition, created/managed server and database to host data, implemented authentication and authorization for multiple clients, and currently working on expanding interactivity with gestures (via Kinect and Optitrak). Image by Jonas Talandis, EVL.

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articulate
Articulate is a semi-automated visual analytic system that is guided by a conversational user interface to allow users to verbally describe and then manipulate what they want to see. Joined project in Summer 2017 and expanded speech recognition to integrate Alexa and created/managed noSQL database with MongoDB into SAGE2. Image by Lance Long, EVL.

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VAST 2017: MC3
Solution created in collaboration with Bartosz Kupiec, Andrew Burks, Timothy Luciani, and Dr. Elisabeta Marai (faculty advisor) for VAST mini-challenge 3. We dealt with multispectral satellite data to produce the small multiples and linked semantic zooming. (Summer 2017)

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interdisciplinary product development - caterpillar
Design and develop a product for Caterpillar in an interdisciplinary team made of industrial/graphic designers, marketing, and computer engineering students over the course of one year. Using an iterative process of rapid prototyping based on careful market/engineering research to integrate powerful human centric innovation into new areas. We wanted to not develop a technology not for next year but for the next decade where natural interfaces using small wireless connected devices are used to augment human capabilities and enhance the way we live.

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electronic carnival
Embedded Media: Physical Computing - Spring 2018
To the left you can see the newly created VR room by the New Media Art Lab which uses room scale VR with the HTC Vive, gesture/depth/rgb imagery with Microsoft’s Kinect, and hand gesture recognition with Leap Motion (now mounted on the Vive)! I began development of this room in March of 2018. Expect links for the experiences created here soon.

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engineering design team
Current Captain for Robobrawl 2018 competition (see top image). Which means developing the mechanical, electrical, and software aspects of the robot. Competition is on March 9-10 in UIUC!

Lead electrical and software developer for team GlaDOS in 2017 Midwestern Robotics Design Competition (see bottom image). Team members (aside from myself): Hassan Ali (Captain), Tomoki Kamitani (Co-Captain), Klaidi Cako (Mechancial Engineer), and Jude Ade Nwokenkwo (Mechanical Engineer). Implemented a vision system that used an ADHOC network to provide live video feed to connected clients

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Hybrid VR Experience
Project funded by UIC Honors College, with Dr. Mitchell Theys as project advisor. Developed VR application with Oculus Rift DK2 that recreated UIC's East Campus with 3D SketchUp mass models provided by the Office of Facility and Space planning. Optimized models with 3DS Max then piped into Unreal Engine 4 and later Unity for users to visualize East Campus (provides scale and direction).
(Fall 2015 - Spring 2016)

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MIPS Assembler/CPU
Developed a MIPS assembler that supports instructions (written in C) and Data Path (designed in Verilog) to take MIPS assembly and feed it into my custom designed CPU model. In class presentation was done explaining the creation process, project was done under the guidance of Professor Paolo Vinella. (Fall 2016)

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Academia (Course) Projects
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cs424
Visualization and Visual Analytics (Spring 2018)

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cs426
Video Game Design and Implementation (Spring 2017)
"Escape Nazism as a Deaf Citizen" done in collaboration with Cameron Reuss and Michael Irizarry.

design document final presentation controls initial pitch level design mechanics discussion (informal)
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ece491
Mechatronic Systems Design (Spring 2017)
Final project and various labs done in collaboration with Lisa Soderlind, Kevin Huxhold, and Mohamed Eljali. Developed autonomous vehicle that implemented a custom-made PCB (using Altium), a Proportional-Derivative controller for line following (in C), and 3D printed holders to house the microcontroller.

final presentation final report
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ece467
VLSI Design (Fall 2017)
Introduction to Very-Large-Scale Integration. Tools used: cadence, virtuoso, and pspice.

final project mini-project 1 mini-project 2
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ece452
Robotics, Algorithms, and Control (Spring 2017)
Final project done in collaboration with Tasqin Zehra and Raphael Jabbar. Each doc includes a link to video of our line following robot.

final project pt1 final project pt2
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ece367
Microprocessor-based Design (Fall 2016)
Final project done in collaboration with Tasqin Zehra.

final project proposal
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ece340
Electronics I (Fall 2016)
Final (research) project done in collaboration with Tasqin Zehra and Raphael Jabbar. We were interested in new "forms" electronics can take. We found quantum computing to be very exciting so we researched current methedology / future implementations.

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