2013-2014 Interns

SPIN intern Kirthi Banothu

Kirthi Banothu - Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project scope: Exploring the use of Apache Hadoop and the Campus Cluster
Mentor: Martin Biernat - Collaborative eScience
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Lauren Blackburn - Graphic Design

Project scope: Exploring visualization techniques for analyzing precision farming data and medical information
Mentor: Colleen Bushell - Visual Analytics
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Chelsey B. Coombs - Molecular and Cellular Biology

Project scope: Creating a middle school and high school engagement program for K-12 students who visit NCSA
Mentor: Trish Barker - Public Affairs
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SPIN intern Shunhua Fu

Shunhua Fu - Computer Science

Project scope: Developing a mobile port and GUIs for visualization and investigating the optimization of 4K compression and rendering
Mentor: Donna Cox - Advanced Visualization Laboratory

SPIN intern Shubham Gupta

Shubham Gupta - Computer Engineering

Project scope: Working on integrating 3D gesture recognition into Virtual Director using Leap Motion
Mentor: Donna Cox - Advanced Visualization Laboratory
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SPIN intern JunYoung Gwak

JunYoung Gwak - Computer Science

Project scope: Working on computer vision techniques to automatically detect and track movement in construction sites
Mentor: Kenton McHenry - Image and Spatial Data Analysis
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SPIN intern Yong Won Hong

Yong Won Hong - Statistics

Project scope: Studying motion detection and the meaning of motion for use in human-computer interaction
Mentor: Guy Garnett - Illinois Informatics Institute
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SPIN intern Neville Jos

Neville Jos - Computer Science and Physics

Project scope: Developing a mobile app to monitor activity on the Blue Waters supercomputer
Mentor: Bill Kramer - Blue Waters

SPIN intern Kevin (Hyung Shin) Lee

Kevin (Hyung Shin) Lee - Mathematics and Economics

Project scope: Studying the system reliability and resiliency of the Blue Waters supercomputer
Mentor: Bill Kramer - Blue Waters

SPIN intern Nathan Russell

Nathan Russell - Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering

Project scope: Working on data modeling and machine learning techniques applied to precision farming
Mentor: Colleen Bushell - Visual Analytics
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SPIN intern Rashad Russell

Rashad Russell - Computer Science

Project scope: Exploring emerging technologies to push the limits of the web
Mentor: Luigi Marini - Image and Spatial Data Analysis Division

SPIN intern Stacie Sansone

Stacie Sansone - Graphic Design

Project scope: Working on information design and interface concepts for communicating complex data
Mentor: Lisa Gatzke - Visual Analytics

SPIN intern Gil Shohet

Gil Shohet - Aerospace Engineering

Project scope: Working on data analytics for understanding big data, including analysis of GPS information
Mentor: Michael Welge - Visual Analytics
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SPIN intern Colter Wehmeier

Colter Wehmeier - Architecture

Project scope: Developing new digital workspaces and presentation techniques by integrating methods from various virtual environments
Mentor: Donna Cox - Advanced Visualization Laboratory
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SPIN intern Alexander Zahdeh

Alexander Zahdeh - Computer Science

Project scope: Evaluating new technologies in high-performance computing environments
Mentor: Peter Enstrom - XSEDE
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Continuing interns from 2012

SPIN intern Nikoli Dryden

Nikoli Dryden - Computer Science

Project: A Parallelized GDH-based Debugger
Mentor: Peter Enstrom - XSEDE
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SPIN intern Jonathan Kirby

Jonathan Kirby - Computer Science

Project: Logging and Synchronization in Virtual Director
Mentor: Donna Cox - Advanced Visualization Laboratory

SPIN intern David Zmick

David Zmick - Computer Science

Project scope: Working with GPU accelerators on Blue Waters, interactive visualizations with emerging input devices, and various other Private Sector Program projects
Mentor: Evan Burness - Private Sector Program
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Past SPIN interns

See the current list of interns

See the interns who participated from: Fall 2014, Fall 2012