Las Vegas & Hexagon Live

From the 2nd to the 9th of June I flew to Las Vegas to attend a conference hosted by Leica Geosystems called Hexagon Live. We flew from South Bend airport on an Allegiant Airlines flight straight to Vegas, which as I am 6′ 6″ was very cramped. Thankfully it was only a three and a half hour flight.

This is the first conference that I have presented at and it was much bigger than I expected. There were over 3,500 people that attended and were spirited into three different tracks based off of their interests. Me and my father presented in the Geosystems tract, where we talked about our work with DHARMA.

Over the two weeks leading up to the conference we made some impressive strides to improve our technology before we talk about it. We managed to improve the mapping of external camera images to produce a much better model than we had previously. We also worked on something we are calling the DHARMA Interceptor which will take a signal from the GigaPan and attempt to guarantee that we achieve an adequate focus to allow the DSLR to take an image.

Unfortunately, during the last few days in Vegas I came down with a cold which knocked me out until yesterday. I am now getting ready to fly to Rome, Italy to collect some more data to further the work we are doing at DHARMA.

Hello World

I am going to once again, try and keep a blog up to date with what I am currently working on. My main projects are data merging with the DHARMA Lab at the University of Notre Dame and The Tempest iPad application with the Center for Research Computing at the University of Notre Dame.

I also do work in parallel implementations using GPUs and a lot of work on visualization for Desktop and Mobile applications.