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Nikolaus Karpinsky
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PhD, Fall 2013

Home Dept: Mechanical Engineering

PhD Dissertation title: Portal-s: High-resolution real-time 3D video telepresence

PhD Advisor: Song Zhang and James Oliver

Area of PhD research: Application of real-time 3D scanning to telepresence, addressing issues relating to the loss of eye gaze in video conferencing.

Employment upon graduating:
Software Development Engineer
Microsoft
Seattle, WA

Current activity: Developing software that assists developers in profiling software and collecting performance telemetry

What HCI classes were invaluable to my success?
HCI 521, HCI 585

HCI issues that interest me: - Remote collaboration and its issues such as loss of eye gaze and singular view rendering - Projective augmented reality and its issues in configuration, mapping, blending, and occlusion

A website recommend, and why: http://www.ted.com/
This website contains a wonderful collection of videos that exhibit people who passionate about something, and are pursing that passion for the betterment of everyone.

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