FruitNinja on the CAVE2

During the 2013 Spring Semester I volunteered with SPARK, a nonprofit organization that aims to provide life-changing apprenticeships to youth in underserved communities across the United States. …

9 November 2013


A human-computer collaborative workflow for the acquisition and …

The study of insect behavior from video sequences poses many challenges. Despite the advances in image processing techniques, the current generation of insect tracking tools is only effective in …

1 August 2013


Context-dependent navigation in a collectively foraging species of …

More than 100 years of scientific research has provided evidence for sophisticated navigational mechanisms in social insects. One key role for navigation in ants is the orientation of workers …

1 August 2013



During the Spring 2013 semester, I collaborated with UIC students Tom Ryba and LSU students Margaret Fink and Johnathan Stansbury to create a game for the class. Our team, the Mudbug Studios, …

7 May 2013


Sensing the Environment through SpiderSense

Recent scientific advances allow the use of technology to expand the number of forms of energy that can be perceived by humans. Smart sensors can detect hazards that human sensors are unable to …

22 February 2013


Ice Hockey Game

My good friend and teammate George Kouleles was visiting me in Chicago, so we decided to hit the rink and shoot some pucks together. John Koufis, friend and teammate, joined us for the late rat-hockey …

21 November 2012


Scalable visual queries for data exploration on large, high-resolution …

As the scale and complexity of data continue to grow at unprecedented rates, scientists are increasingly relying on Large, High-Resolution Displays to visualize and analyze scientific datasets. …

12 November 2012


Family visit is over. Mom and dad ✈️ back to 🇷🇴
10 Oct
🚧 Basement gym almost done. Drywall is up. Thanks dad!
9 Oct
🎉 Launched VIS/HCI deadline page
8 Oct
🎉 First steak 🍖 on the new BBQ. Delicious!
7 Oct

Where to find me

Fill the gap of in-person experiences and allow the local academic and professional VIS communities to network, come together, and exchange ideas.