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Brandon Newendorp
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MS, Summer 2009

Home Dept: Mechanical Engineering

MS Dissertation title: Real0time scenegraph creation and manipulation in an immersive environment using an iPhone

MS Advisor(s): Eliot Winer

Area of MS research: Currently, most 3D scene creation is done on a desktop computer with a 2D interface, then the scene is imported into a VR environment. This is a slow and time consuming process. Why not create 3D scenes in a VR environment, where it will actually be used? Additionally, how can we use an iPhone to control this system?

Employment upon graduating:
iOS Software Engineer
Apple
Cupertino, CA

What HCI classes were invaluable to my success?
Several of my software/graphics oriented classes were some of the most useful to me. In particular, the OpenGL class and Chiu-Shui Chan's 3ds Max classes stand out. Although not related to my research as much, I did enjoy Alex's computational perception class too.

Favorite graduate school memory: All the late nights working on some crazy app in C6.

HCI issues that interest me: The continued growth of mobile computing and the new ways people can take advantage of them in our daily lives.

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