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Connor Flick

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.

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2021 REU Symposium Poster

Jacob Buckelew

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.

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2021 REU Symposium Poster

Nicholas Boyum

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.

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2021 REU Symposium Poster

Kendra Richards

Hi, I am midway through my junior year at Dixie State University where I am studying Computer Science. My research this summer is with Dr. Greg Welch and Dr. Gerd Bruder. We will investigate the impact that reducing the distraction factor and increasing physicalality has on the perceived physicality, and social presence of virtual entities. You can contact me at kendrarichards230@gmail.com

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Nicholas Shanklin

I am a rising Junior at Morgan State University held in Baltimore, Maryland pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering. This summer, I am working under Dr. Qun Zhou and Dr. Damla Turgut on Internet of Things peer to peer energy trading. We are predicting the future of energy trading and the production of it. We are incorporating machine learning to cover parameters of a household daily usage of electricity while simulating the circuitry of a solar panel. By employing these two techniques we will hope we can optimize the future of peer to peer energy trading.

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Panporn Orkweha

My name is Panporn (Pete) Orkweha and I am a rising senior in Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville. I am majoring in Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering with Computer and Math as minors. This summer I am working under the mentorship of Dr. Andrew Dickerson and Dr. Damla Turgut on determining fluid/structure interaction using machine learning. Specifically, we will investigate on how different parameters of water droplet and fiber would influence fiber’s maximum deflection using machine learning algorithm.

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Nafisa Mostafa

I am a rising senior currently attending the University of Central Florida, where I study Computer Engineering with a minor in Biology. Through this program, I am working under Dr. Turgut and Dr. Bölöni on an off-the-shelf walker that is augmented with IoT devices that helps a blind user navigate around obstacles. Specifically, I will help extend the navigational and outdoor capabilities of the walker.

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Nikhil Mahalanodis

I am Nikhil Mahalanobis, and I am a rising junior currently attending the University of Central Florida, with a major in Computer Science. This summer I am working with Dr. Gregory Welch and Dr. Gerd Bruder on our project “IoT and augmented reality: agents with pervasive awareness, appearance, and abilities.” The scope of this project is to analyze, using IoT devices, how humans interact with and respond to different virtual agent interaction, via Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technology. Hopefully this research will help to expand the world of being immersed in a virtual reality, and normally interacting with different virtual AI agents

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Kelly Fullin

My name is Kelly Fullin and I am a senior at Ashland University located in Ashland, Ohio. I will be completing a double major in Mathematics and Computer Science this coming fall. This summer I am working alongside Nafisa Mostofa under Dr. Turgut and Dr. Bölöni on a project titled “IoT-enabled smart mobility devices for aging and rehabilitation.” We plan to adapt last year’s walker for the visually impaired to improve its functioning in sunlit environments.

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Gregory Fichthorn

I am Gregory Fichthorn, an upcoming senior from Stetson University in DeLand. I am currently majoring in Computer Science and Mathematics. This summer I am working on the project “IoT augmented physical scale model of a suburban home”. The goal of the project is to create a model ‘ScaledHome’ which we will use to gather and evaluate data that will allow homes to regulate temperature in a more environmentally friendly way than AC, such as automatically opening doors and windows.

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