I am a professor of computer science at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in the Computing Sciences Department. I am the director of iCORE and Pixel Island, a co-lead for the CAHSI SW region, and a memboer of AI2ES. My research interests are Visualization, Computer Graphics, Machine Learning, AI Robotics, Ambient Intelligence, and HCI. Prior to joining TAMUCC I was at the University of Otago. I received my PhD and MS degrees from The Ohio Statue University and my BS from Utah State University.
I work with students at all levels on research projects. For undergrads, it is best to get involved first with iCORE. Send me an email and you can start attending our meetings and we can discuss how you can be involved. For masters students, also you an send me an email and find out about our iCORE meetings. However, for MS students research oftern means workin on a thesis. If you want to go this route, take a look at my Thesis page that describes the process in detail and what you need to do along the way. There is also a disussion on the benefits of doing a thesis. The thesis is done across two semesters, but it is never to early to actually start working on research, and the earlier you start, the better the work, and a lot less stress finishing. For doctoral students, you will need to contact me before you apply to make sure that 1) I have an opening, 2) we make sure there is a commonailty of research interests, 3) we can try and identify funding for you, and 4) it is required to get admitted that you have already identified your disseration advisor.
I am the director of Pixel Island where we research computer graphics, visualiztion, animation, and several projects in autonomous vehicles and human machine interaction.
I am also the director iCORE.