Who Am I?

I am a self-motivated quick learner who loves challenges. Take a look at some of the things I’ve done, and see my CV for more detail. Feel free to contact me for more information, ideas, or just to say hello!

Curriculum Vitae

Education

•Pursuing PhD in Informatics, Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences

EDGE Fellowship Recipient

•Degree in Psychology, Informatics minor

President’s Award Scholarship Recipient

•Research in Psychology, CS, Education

Media Coverage

 http://www.ncsa.illinois.edu/news/story/blue_waters_intern_visualizes_a_career_in_app_development

Projects

VisMo

This project is a collaboration between Dr. Alan Craig and I. We accomplished developing a pipeline for visualizing any PDB protein using Augmented Reality. Release date (Android and iOS) TBA. Published here.

SCIPR

The Articulab’s SCIPR project aims to understand how to foster curiosity in students by observing them in small group settings. I am taking part in the development of an embodied conversational agent (ECA), in our study an intelligent virtual child, to engage in a collaborative tabletop game, and elicit  curiosity during the game play. The virtual child’s behavior will be integrated as part of a WoZ system, which allows the above behaviors in a semi-automated matter. Find more about my experience here. Working under PI Dr. Justine Cassell, supervisor Dr. Zhen Bai.

Dental Dog

I was commissioned by CITL to create an application to visualize and manipulate a 3D model of a dog skull for graduate students at UIUC to be used as a supplement to courses.

Food for Thought

As a part of Dr. Emma Mercier’s lab at UIUC, I worked on the programming development of the Food for Thought app.

VR Gait Study

Exploring the Consequences of Perceptions of Frequent Excessive Force by Police

Ran statistical tests on survey data to understand the relationship between perceptions of police and race.

Contact Me

truecollins@gmail.com

mcollin2@uci.edu

macolli2@illinois.edu