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Nikolaus Karpinsky
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MS, Spring 2011

Home Dept: Mechanical Engineering

MS Dissertation title: 3D Geometry Compression with Holoimage

MS Advisor(s): Song Zhang

Area of MS research: Holoimage is a technique designed to quickly and efficiently encode and decode 3D information. The principle behind the technique is to encode 3D information into a 2D image which can then be stored in a lossy format, and later decoded back into 3D.

Employment upon graduating:
academicPhD Student
Iowa State University
Ames, IA

Current activity: Research related to high speed 3D scanners, computer vision, human computer interaction, and computer graphics

What HCI classes were invaluable to my success?
HCI 575 - Developmental Robotics

Favorite graduate school memory: Participating as a student volunteer at CHI with other Iowa State HCI students. The entire conference was a blast, getting to meet lots of people, seeing cool research, and connecting with fellow HCI students.

HCI issues that interest me: I am interested in how people communicate through video conferencing. I want to leverage my background in realtime 3D scanners to develop a way for people to have 3D video conferencing in a mixed reality environment.

A website recommend, and why:
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