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  • PhD Advisor: Dr. Rosalee Wolfe
  • PhD Committee Members:
    • Dr. Jacob Furst
      • Associate Dean, DePaul CTI.
    • Dr. John McDonald
      • Assistant Professor, DePaul CTI.
    • Dr. Rosalee Wolfe
      • Professor, DePaul CTI

Scholarly Activities


Publications

03-2001: Lead author on A Graphical Environment for Transcription of American Sign Language. Proceedings of the ISCA 16th International Conference on Computers and Their Applications (CATA), Seattle, WA, March 28-30, 2001.

Academic Presentations Given

09-1999: "Computer Animation of American Sign Language", 2nd Annual PhD Conference , September, 1999.

Conferences Attended

  1. CATA 2001 -- Seattle, WA. March, 28-30, 2001 
    Presented paper describing the structure of the DePaul's ASL transcriber.
  2. SIGGRAPH 2000 -- New Orleans, LA, July 23-28, 2000.
    Student Volunteer.

Colloquia attended

 


Research
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Thesis topic
 
Automatic Verb Agreement in Computer Synthesized Depictions of American Sign Language

Research Interests

  • Usability.
  • Interaction design.
  • Information design (card sorting).
  • Web design and programming.
  • Computer graphics.

Research plan

    Stage one. Literature review on alternatives for the transcription of ASL.
    Stage two. Passed dissertation proposal defense.
    Stage three. Work on Dissertation
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Collaborations within CTI

  • Working with Dr. Rosalee Wolfe on a NSF grant as an evaluator of the current progress on the writing of a book in Web Site Design.
  • American Sign Language (ASL) lab coordinator.
  • Part-time faculty since Fall 1999.

Collaborations outside of CTI

 


Progress in the PhD program
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Courses completed

  • GPH 595 Topics in Graphics
  • GPH 539 Three Dimensional Graphics
  • GPH 536 Smooth Surface Modeling
  • GPH 572 Principles of Computer Animation
  • SE 455 Software Development Methods
  • SE 550 Distributed Software Development
  • SE 452 Component-Based Enterprise Computing
  • HCI 590 Topics in Human Computer Interaction
  • HCI 440 Introduction to HCI
  • HCI 450 Usability in Computer Systems
  • HCI 400 Design/Analysis for HCI
  • HCI 460 Evaluation for HCI
  • CSC 690 Research Seminar

Status in the program

  1. Matriculated: June 2000.
  2. Breadth exams: 
    • Human Computer Interaction, Summer 2000. Passed.
    • Software Engineering, Summer 2001. Passed.
  3. Depth exam:
    • Computer Graphics, Winter 2001. Passed (highest distinction)
  4. Thesis proposal:
    • Automatic Verb Agreement in Computer Synthesized Depictions of American Sign Language. Passed (June 6, 2002)
  5. Thesis defense:

Schedule

  • Winter  02 -- CSC 699 -- Research Topics
  • Winter 02 -- HCI 590 -- Topics in HCI
  • Spring 02 -- CSC 690 -- Research Seminar
  • Spring 02 -- GPH 595 -- Topics in Graphics

last updated 6/10/02

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Spring 2002

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