Master's Projects and Theses


Transmodal Sensory Experiences in Immersive Environments - Nefeli Manoudaki. Committee: Marcos Novak (Chair), Jennifer Jacobs, Marko Peljhan.

Developing Audio Plugins - Nathan Blair. Committee: Curtis Roads (Chair), Jennifer Jacobs, Karl Yerkes.

Equivalence: An analysis of artists’ roles collaborating with Image Generative AI from the perspective of Conceptual Art through an interactive installation design practice - Yixuan Li. Committee: George Legrady (Chair), Marcos Novak, Dan C. Baciu.

GDJ: A Tempo Synchronized Granulator - Jack Kilgore. Committee: Curtis Roads (Chair), JoAnn Kuchera-Morin, Karl Yerkes.

Punchprint: Creating Craft Artifacts by Integrating Punch Needle Embroidery and 3D Printing - Ashley Del Valle. Committee: Sarah Rosalena Brady, Marko Peljhan, Jennifer Jacobs.

Formalized Harmony - Pau Roselló Diaz. Committee: Marcos Novak (Chair), Curtis Roads, JoAnn Kuchera-Morin.


Xenos: Xenharmonic Stochastic Synthesizer - Raphael Radna. Committee: Curtis Roads (Chair), JoAnn Kuchera-Morin, João Pedro Oliveira, Karl Yerkes.

Preserving Hand-Drawn Qualities in Audiovisual Performance Through Sketch-Based Interaction - Sam Bourgault. Committee: Jennifer Jacobs (Chair), Curtis Roads, Yon Visell.


Sound Palette: A System For Exploring and Composing with Audio Archives - Philip Kobernik. Committee: Jennifer Jacobs (Chair), Curtis Roads, Yon Visell.

Translating Between Art and Technology Through Interactive Visualizations - Xindi Kang. Committee: JoAnn Kuchera-Morin (Chair), Alan Liu, Lisa Jevbratt.

CHON: From Physics Simulation to Musical Gesture - Rodney DuPlessis. Committee: Curtis Roads, JoAnn Kuchera-Morin, Karl Yerkes.


Language of Technology - Ariella Lee Gilmore. Committee: George Legrady (Co-Chair), Marko Peljhan (Co-Chair), Dan Baciu.


Visualizing Time-Oriented Data in Virtual Reality - Junxiang Yao. Committee: George Legrady (Chair), Tobias Höllerer, Marko Peljhan.

Puzzle of Naming: A 3D Data Visualization based on the Analysis of Film Titles - Lu Liu. Committee: George Legrady (Chair), Tobias Höllerer, Marko Peljhan.


Siren: General Purpose Algorithmic Composition and Live-coding Environment - Mert Toka. Committee: JoAnn Kuchera-Morin (Chair), Marko Peljhan, Curtis Roads.

Reincarnation: Virtual reality re-creation of Yves Tanguy’s world - Jing Yan. Committee: Committee: Marcos Novak (Chair), Tobias Höllerer, Marko Peljhan.

Chameleon: A Toolkit for Dynamic Visual Computation on Ultra-high-resolution Multi-display Setup with Distributed GPU Architecture - Weihao Qiu. Committee: George Legrady (Chair), Marko Peljhan (Co-Chair), Matthew Turk.

GraphMatch: Efficient Large-Scale Graph Construction for Structure from Motion - Qiaodong Cui. Committee: Theodore Kim (Co-Chair), Pradeep Sen (Co-Chair), Yon Visell.


Tamuyal: Increasing STEM Interest through Gaming - Nataly Moreno. Committee: Matthew Turk (Chair), Gerardo Aldana, Tobias Höllerer, JoAnn Kuchera-Morin.

Matdan: Informing the Electorate - Ambika Yadav. Committee: George Legrady (Chair), Marko Peljhan (Co-chair), Tobias Höllerer.

Sonification Workstation: Audible Data Playback for General Use and Rapid Sonification - Sean Phillips. Committee: JoAnn Kuchera-Morin (Chair), Andrés Cabrera (Co-chair), Curtis Roads.

Exploring Interactivity: Interactive Storytelling In Mixed Reality - Chang (Hilda) He. Committee: Tobias Höllerer (Chair), JoAnn Kuchera-Morin, Marko Peljhan.

Melange: A Computational Fluid Dynamics Audiovisual Instrument - Kurt Kaminski. Committee: Theodore Kim (Chair), JoAnn Kuchera-Morin, Curtis Roads.

Lithe: An Object-based Audio-graph Framework for Spatial Composition and Sound Design - Akshay Cadambi. Committee: Curtis Roads (Chair), Andres Cabrera, Clarence Barlow.


WorldMediaViewer: 3D Interactive Display of Multimedia Collections Using Spatial, Temporal and Orientation Metadata - David Gordon. Committee: Curtis Roads (Chair), Clarence Barlow, JoAnn Kuchera-Morin.

ADEPT: A Framework for Adaptive Digital Audio Effects - Owen Campbell. Committee: Curtis Roads (Chair), Yon Visell, Andres Cabrera, Matthew Wright.

Into the Technicalities of Photography: an EXIF Data Exploration - Mohit Hingorani. Committee: George Legrady (Chair), Tobias Höllerer, Matthew Turk.

Kodama: Reconnecting the Body to Nature through Immersive Performance and Technology - Timothy Wood. Committee: Marcos Novak (Co-Chair), JoAnn Kuchera-Morin (Co-Chair), Theodore Kim.

The Reactive Observant Vacuous Emotive Robot: A pilot Study Exploring Emotive Response to Robots Producing Sound - Hannen (Hannah) Wolfe. Committee: Marko Peljhan (Co-Chair), JoAnn Kuchera-Morin (Co-Chair), Matthew Turk.


Composing with Fractals: Real-Time Interactive Ray Casting System - Kon Hyong Kim (JoAnn Kuchera-Morin, Theodore Kim, Marko Peljhan).

Forces of Nature: Software-Definded Ferrofluid Kinetic Sculpture - Paul Jacobs (JoAnn Kuchera-Morin, Marko Peljhan, Matthew Wright, Andres Cabrera).

Tibetan Singing Prayer Wheel: A Case Study of Design, Input and Control Strategies for Real-time Electroacoustics Vocal Performance - Cecilia Wu (Curtis Roads, Clarence Barlow, Matt Wright).

Shifty Looping: A Web Application Synthesizing Dynamic, Meter-aware Loops - Robert Miller (Curtis Roads, JoAnn Kuchera-Morin, Andres Cabrera).


DATA-MASKS : Biometric Surveillance Masks Evolving in The Gaze of The Technological Other - Sterling Crispin (Marcos Novak, Lisa Jevbratt, JoAnn Kuchera-Morin).

Accessible Development of Interactive Multimedia Artwork on Modular Computing Systems - Karl Yerkes (Marko Peljhan, JoAnn Kuchera-Morin, Matt Wright).


Standing Waves: A Multimodal, Motion-Capture Composition in the AlloSphere - Joshua Dickinson (Curtis Roads, Matt Wright, JoAnn Kuchera-Morin, Clarence Barlow).


Modeling Sensory Dissonance in Space: Revelations in Sonic Sculpture - Brian Hansen (Clarence Barlow, Curtis Roads, JoAnn Kuchera-Morin, Matt Wright).

Quintilian: A Framework for Intuitive Interaction in Immersive Environments - Ritesh Lala (Peljhan, Höllerer, Kuchera-Morin).

The Electromagnetically Sustained Rhodes Piano - Greg Shear (Curtis Roads, Matthew Wright, Clarence Barlow, Ben Mazin).

DrawJong 2.0 for iOS and OS X - Michael Hetrick (Curtis Roads, Marcos Novak, Clarence Barlow, Matt Wright).

VERSOR: Spatial Computing with Conformal Geometric Algebra - Pablo Colapinto (Marko Peljhan, Curtis Roads, JoAnn Kuchera-Morin, Tobias Höllerer).


Sound Element Spatializer - Ryan Michael McGee (Curtis Roads, JoAnn Kuchera-Morin, George Legrady, Matt Wright).

Ciao: A Multi-user Interactive Installation Utilizing Mobile Devices for Audience Participation - Syed Reza Ali (George Legrady, Matthew Turk, Casey Reas).

Aether: Real-time Recovery and Visualization of Deleted Tweets - Pehr Hovey (George Legrady, Lisa Jevbratt, Alan Liu).

Adapt: A Networkable Plug-in Host for Dynamic Creation of Real-Time Adaptive Digital Audio Effects - Matthew Stabile (Curtis Roads, Matthew Turk, JoAnn Kuchera-Morin, Stephen Travis Pope).

Scatter: A Software Interface for Granular Decompositions - Aaron McLeran (JoAnn Kuchera-Morin, Matthew Turk).

Locally Stylizing Case Shadows - Melissa Carrasco (Matthew Turk, Curtis Roads).


Visualization of Categorical Time-Series Data Sets - Basak E. Alper (George Legrady, Tobias Höllerer, JoAnn Kuchera-Morin).

Behaviorism: a Framework for Dynamic Information Visualization - Angus Forbes (George Legrady, Tobias Höllerer, JoAnn Kuchera-Morin).

Revealing Knowledge Using Information and Data: Showing Central Coast on the Move - Jeungah Kim (George Legrady, Lisa Jevbratt, Tobias Höllerer).

Optical Position Sensors with Applications in Servo Feedback Subwoofer Control - Antonio Medrano (Stephen T. Pope, Matthew Turk, Curtis Roads, JoAnn Kuchera-Morin).

Music Instrument Recognition and Resynthesis - Jian-Lung (Larry) Wu (Curtis Roads, Matthew Turk, JoAnn Kuchera-Morin, Stephen T. Pope).

Abelian: A Visual and Spatial Platform for Computational Audiovisual Performance - Wesley Hoke Smith (George Legrady, Marcos Novak, Tobias Höllerer).

A System for Context-Dependent Processing of Environmental Sounds - Anil Camci (Curtis Roads, Clarence Barlow, JoAnn Kuchera-Morin).

Individualized Intuitive Control of Spectral Model Synthesis - Phillip Popp.


Extending The Creativity of Dancer Through A Pressure Sensing Dance Floor - George J. Avelino (George Legrady, Kip Fulbeck).

A New Wireless Gestural Music Controller - Melissa De Bartolomeo (Matthew Turk, Curtis Roads, JoAnn Kuchera-Morin).

The Organization of Human Knowledge - Rama C. Hoetzlein (George Legrady, Matthew Turk, Alan Liu).


The American Advanced Television Transition. - Kristoffer Fox Campanale (George Legrady, Curtis Roads, JoAnn Kuchera-Morin).

Development of a Web-based Game Soundtrack in Dynamic Environment - Eileen Koven (Curtis Roads, Jeremy Haladyna, JoAnn Kuchera-Morin, Stephen T. Pope).

Lambent Chondrule Mimesis: A Composition of Sound and Moving Image - Stefanie L. Ku (Curtis Roads).

ARCsyn - David Edward Romblom

DataJockey: A Tool for Meta-data Enhanced Digital DJing and Active Listening - Alex Norman (Curtis Roads, Stephen T. Pope, Matthew Turk, JoAnn Kuchera-Morin).

Toward Timbral Synthesis: a New Method for Synthesizing Sound Based on Timbre Description Schemes - Daniel Mintz (Curtis Roads, Xavier Amatrian, JoAnn Kuchera-Morin, John Hajda).

Wave Field Synthesis with Real-Time Control - Williams Francis Wolcott IV (Curtis Roads, JoAnn Kuchera-Morin, Stephen T. Pope, Matthew Turk).

Vessel: A Platform for Computer Music Composition, Interleaving Sample-Accurate Synthesis and Control - Graham David Wakefield (Curtis Roads, JoAnn Kuchera-Morin, Marcos Novak).

Music Segmentation and its Applications in Music Recommendation Systems - Sarah Jane Stuckey (Matthew Turk, Stephen T. Pope, Curtis Roads, JoAnn Kuchera-Morin).


Fotofiti: A Web Application for Automatic Annotation of Digital Images - Zachary Morris Davis (Edward Chang, Matthew Turk, Kevin Almeroth).

Design of A Framework for Adaptative Spatial Audio Render - Jorge Castellanos (Curtis Roads, JoAnn Kuchera-Morin, Stephen T. Pope, Tobias Höllerer).

Personal Audiocaster: A System for Broadcasting Real-Time Uncompressed Audio over Wireless Network - Ryan Lanier Avery (Curtis Roads, Stephen T. Pope, Ryan Kastner, JoAnn Kuchera-Morin).

Visualizing Internet Wine Flavor Data - Corina Schweller (Curtis Roads, George Legrady, Lisa Jevbratt).

Myo: A Software Application for Algorithmic Multimedia Generation - Gary Thomas


System Design and Integration for the "Spheres of Influence" - August Black (George Legrady, Marko Peljhan, B.S. Majunath, Curtis Roads).

Exploring Elements of Virtual Environments Conducive to Virtual Reality Tennis and Related Virtual Worlds - Ashok Basawapatna (Curtis Roads, Jack Loomis, Andrew Beall).

ANF Datavisualizer: An Interface for Visualizing Scientific Data in a 3D Virtual Space - Aldo Figueroa (George Legrady, Marcos Novak, Curtis Roads).

Commulution: New Forms of Communication Experiment I: Interactive Installation, Projector Loquens - Eunsu Kang (George Legrady, Marcos Novak, Curtis Roads).

Transfer: An Interactive Program for Real-Time Spectral Transformations and Visualization - Lance Jonathan Putnam (JoAnn Kuchera-Morin, Stephen T. Pope, Curtis Roads).

Emotional Expressiveness through the Body Language of Characters in Interactive Game Environments - Vishal Suresh Nayak (Matthew Turk, B.S. Manjunath, Andrew Beall).

Ventriloquist: A Performance Interface for Real-Time Gesture-Controlled Music Spatialization - Doug McCoy (Curtis Roads, Stephen T. Pope, JoAnn Kuchera-Morin).

Image Cosmetics: An Automatic Skin Exfoliation Framework on Static Image - Christina Yao (Matthew Turk, Curtis Roads, Peter Allen).


Fisheye: An Interactive Telepresence Application - Doug Folsom (Stephen T. Pope, Kevin Almeroth, Andy Beall).

CD Skipping Music - Kikuhiko Hibino (Curtis Roads, Stephen T. Pope, Haren Tanaka).

A New Binaural Audio Recording and Reproduction System that Allows for Listener Head Rotation - Julian Herring-Nathan (JoAnn Kuchera-Morin, Curtis Roads, Jack Loomis).

Audio Analysis, Visualization, and Transformation with the Matching Pursuit Algorithm - Garry M. Kling (Curtis Roads, Stephen T. Pope, JoAnn Kuchera-Morin).

OnZou: Interface for Controlling Sound Synthesis with Geometrical Models - Satoshi Morita.

Spatialization Facilities for the CREATE Signal Library - Brent Lehman.

New Visual Monitoring Instruments for Stereo and Multichannel Spatial Audio - Brent Yoshio Yokota (Stephen T. Pope, Matthew Turk, Curtis Roads).

Changing the Face of the Web: Dynamic Web Content Generation - Trevor Vass (Curtis Roads, Stephen T. Pope, Kevin C. Almeroth).

A Scheme for Generalized Control of Particle Synthesis - David Thall.

SSUM: Signals and Systems Using MATLAB: An Effective Application for Teaching Media Signal Processing to Artist and Engineers. - Bob L. Sturm (Jerry Gibson, Curtis Roads, Stephen T. Pope).


Musical Effects in the Wavelet Domain - C. Ramakrishnan.

i-e motion/form: An Interactive Virtual Environment - Ayoub P. Sarouphim (George Legrady, Curtis Roads, Marcos Novak).

TEMP - Andres Schlegel (George Legrady, Curtis Roads, Stephen T. Pope).

Chain-Camera: A Digital Interactive Information System on Database of Metadated Photographs - Yan Wang (George Legrady, Curtis Roads, Peter Allen).

Dedicated Short-Range Communications Intelligent Transportation Systems Protocol (DSRC-ITS) - Mohammad Battah (Kevin C. Almeroth, Stephen T. Pope, Curtis Roads).


Mythological Utopia and Metaphorical Reality: An Interactive Interface for Information Access - Enrica Lovaglio Dias (George Legrady, Sara Fabrikant, Peter Allen, Curtis Roads).

Sound Visualization: Sound to Animation - Woon Seung Yeo.


Inductive Loop Signature Acquisition Techniques - John Slonaker (Kevin C. Almeroth).