Hi! I am Connor Flick, and I’m a current sophomore at Western Kentucky University majoring in computer science. I am working with Dr. Gerd Bruder and Dr. Greg Welsh this summer on our project “IoT and augmented reality: agents with pervasive awareness, appearance, and abilities,” which aims to capture user experiences of fully controlling IoT devices through a novel augmented reality (AR) interface developed in Unity. Our goal is to combine digital information and control with physical objects in a way that is intuitive for a user, demonstrating AR’s potential for cohesively enhancing the physical world for a typical consumer.
My name is Jacob Buckelew and I am a rising senior at Rollins College, located in Winter Park, Florida. I am currently pursuing a B.A. degree with majors in Computer Science and Mathematics. Over the course of this REU program, I will be working under the guidance of Dr. Andrew Dickerson and Dr. Damla Turgut to build machine learning algorithms that can accurately predict fluid/structure interactions. The first phase of our project will involve dropping water droplets on 3-D printed surfaces as we tune various parameters to determine how impact force may be affected when a drop lands on the surface. With our data, we will train and test many machine learning models to gain a better understanding of the relationships between the input parameters and impact force. Therefore, this research will help us to understand how IoT sensors may be applied to fluid/structure interactions.
I am a mechanical engineering and computer science dual major, and I will be graduating at the end of summer 2021 from University of North Florida.
This summer I’m working with my partner, Jacob Ori Buckelew, under the supervision of Andrew Dickerson and Damla Turgut.
We are using machine learning to try and predict the random nature of falling water droplets to see if a relationship can be determined between the characteristics of the droplet and its force of impact.