Graduate Student Research: Computer Science at GW

Graduate Student Research: Computer Science at GW


This lab that you’re looking at is MOCA – the Motion Capture and Analysis Lab. We’re in the process of building a system
which captures three-dimensional surfaces, primarily of humans, moving. It has a variety of different uses. We are interested in applications of computer
graphics, primarily for medical applications. We are in the process of building a simulator
for performing endotracheal intubation for neo nates, which is a very difficult procedure
because a child is so small. Just like flight simulators are used to train
pilots, we are making these simulators that train physicians to perform especially difficult
procedures. I designed the whole system and provided the
solutions for particular problems, and also figured out the research direction. Computer graphics is a cross-discipline subject
that involves knowledge from mathematics, physics, optics, and engineering. We use multiple Kinects to capture the close-range
depth image of the human body. We take probably eight phases and we set an
angle of the meshes. We build up a 3D human body using non-rigid registration Whenever I make the algorithm work, I can
see it vividly on the screen and that is something that makes me feel good about it. You want to have passion for what you do,
so find something that you’re passionate about and especially if you’re interested in
coming to GW, I would suggest that you contact a professor who is interested in a field that’s
similar in the area that you have interest in. Talk to them, and make these personal connections. So in the Cloud Systems Research Lab here
at GW, we’re focusing on very large-scale computer systems. When we talk about the cloud, we really mean
hundreds of thousands or even millions of computers that are spread around the world,
but that together form some big applications. Our research group is looking at ways to manage
these systems to make them more efficient, make them more reliable, and provide them
better security than they would have otherwise. We have a cluster of about 50 computers here,
and we use these to develop new software infrastructures to manage these types of computer
clusters. In our projects, we build it on a hypervisor
and we are trying to look inside into the guest virtual machines of memory or hard disk to detect potential attacks. Once we detect those attacks, we can prevent
the attack from happening. We are trying to protect operating systems
running inside operating systems on virtualization and computers. If you really want to work with us and
faculty, this is a really good place to come to and study.

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