2014-2015 Interns

SPIN intern Emily Cheng

Emily Cheng - Molecular and Cellular Biology

  • Mentor: David LeBauer - NCSA Faculty Affiliate
  • Watch her lightning talk, April 2015
SPIN intern Lin Cheng

Lin Cheng - Computer Science

  • Project scope: Investigation and deployment of cloud computing technologies to create a flexible and scalable framework for executing complex data-intensive workflows
  • Mentor: Volodymyr Kindratenko - NCSA Innovative Systems Laboratory
  • Watch his lightning talks: December 2014, April 2015
SPIN intern Dhruv Diddi

Dhruv Diddi - Computer Engineering

  • Project scope: Live auto captioning and creation of standard caption files for use in video editing
  • Mentor: Michael Miller - NCSA Event Services
  • Watch his lightning talks: December 2014, April 2015
SPIN intern Ziqiao Ding

Ziqiao Ding - Computer Science

  • Project scope: Display system and job data from the Illinois Campus Cluster program in order to make the information more accessible and useful for system operators, managers, investors, and users
  • Mentor: Peter Enstrom - Illinois Campus Cluster

Yilin Dong

  • Mentor: David LeBauer - NCSA Faculty Affiliate
  • Watch her lightning talk, April 2015

Hao Gao - Computer Science and Mathematics

  • Project scope: Autonomous, vision-based systems for monitoring construction projects
  • Mentor: Guy Garnett - NCSA Faculty Affiliate/eDream Institute
SPIN intern Hilal Habashi

Hilal Habashi - Computer Science and Mathematics

  • Project scope: Investigate and develop mobile apps to enhance the experience of audiences of dance, theater, and music performances at the Krannert Center for Performing Arts
  • Mentor: John Toenjes - NCSA Faculty Affiliate/Department of Dance
SPIN intern Matthew Ho

Matthew Ho - Physics

  • Project scope: Developing gestural interfaces for high-level qualitative control of complex systems
  • Mentor: Guy Garnett - NCSA Faculty Affiliate/eDream Institute
  • Watch his lightning talks: December 2014, April 2015
SPIN intern Yusheng Hou

Yusheng Hou - Computer Science

  • Project scope: Develop an Android app to display 3D atomic lattices, allowing users to navigate the crystal structure of materials
  • Mentor: Andre Schleife - Blue Waters Professor/Department of Materials Science & Engineering
  • Watch his lightning talks: December 2014, April 2015
SPIN intern Mingwei Hu

Mingwei Hu - Computer Science

  • Project scope: Integrate AVL's Virtual Director camera choreography and remote collaboration software with yt, a fast parallel volume software renderer
  • Mentor: Donna Cox - NCSA Advanced Visualization Laboratory/eDream Institute
  • Watch his lightning talks: December 2014, April 2015
SPIN intern Nick Humbles

Nick Humbles - Computer Science

  • Project scope: Develop TorusVis, a front-end Javascript library for visualizing data on arbitrary graph topologies, which is primarily intended for high-performance computing system monitoring and analysis
  • Mentor: Omar Padron - Blue Waters
  • Watch his lightning talks: December 2014, April 2015
SPIN intern Kevin Kang

Kevin Kang - Aerospace Engineering

  • Project scope: Display system and job data from the Illinois Campus Cluster program in order to make the information more accessible and useful for system operators, managers, investors, and users
  • Mentor: Peter Enstrom - Illinois Campus Cluster

Radhir Kothuri

  • Mentor: Andre Schleife - Blue Waters Professor/Department of Materials Science & Engineering
SPIN intern Richard Lee

Richard Lee - Computer Science

  • Project scope: Develop and optimize codes used to analyze image data collected through observational astronomy
  • Mentor: Robert J. Brunner - Department of Astronomy
  • Watch his lightning talk, April 2015
SPIN intern Melissa Lin

Melissa Lin - Economics

  • Project scope: Display system and job data from the Illinois Campus Cluster program in order to make the information more accessible and useful for system operators, managers, investors, and users
  • Mentor: Peter Enstrom - Illinois Campus Cluster
  • Watch her lightning talks: December 2014, April 2015

Jiexin Lyu

  • Mentor: Guy Garnett - NCSA Faculty Affiliate/eDream Institute

Raghav Nanda

  • Mentor: Guy Garnett - NCSA Faculty Affiliate/eDream Institute
SPIN intern Jonathan Pan-Doh

Jonathan Pan-Doh - Electrical Engineering

  • Project scope: Develop and optimize codes used to analyze image data collected through observational astronomy
  • Mentor: Robert J. Brunner - Department of Astronomy
  • Watch his lightning talk, April 2015

Samuel Rohde

  • Mentor: Guy Garnett - NCSA Faculty Affiliate/eDream Institute

Annie Rong - Computer Science

  • Project scope: Integrate AVL's Virtual Director camera choreography and remote collaboration software with yt, a fast parallel volume software renderer
  • Mentor: Donna Cox - NCSA Advanced Visualization Laboratory/eDream Institute
  • Watch her lightning talk, December 2014
SPIN intern Constantine Roros

Constantine Roros - Computer Engineering

  • Project scope: Developing gestural interfaces for high-level qualitative control of complex systems
  • Mentor: Guy Garnett - NCSA Faculty Affiliate/eDream Institute
  • Watch his lightning talk, April 2015
SPIN intern Chuck Rozhon

Chuck Rozhon - Computer Science

  • Project scope: Develop web widgets for interactive data manipulation of astrophysical data and of libraries for interfacing between running simulations and analysis code
  • Mentor: Matt Turk - NCSA Director's Office
  • Watch his lightning talks: December 2014, April 2015

Mohammad Saad

  • Mentor: Guy Garnett - NCSA Faculty Affiliate/eDream Institute

Juspreet Sandhu

  • Mentor: Marshall Scott Poole - I-CHASS
SPIN intern Bentic Joseph Sebastian

Bentic Joseph Sebastian - Aerospace Engineering

  • Project scope: Developing gestural interfaces for high-level qualitative control of complex systems
  • Mentor: Guy Garnett - NCSA Faculty Affiliate/eDream Institute
  • "This project aims to enhance the concert experience, and in the future musical conductors may control real flying drones as part of the act."
  • Watch his lightning talk, April 2015
SPIN intern Utsav Shah

Utsav Shah - Computer Science

  • Project scope: Investigate and develop mobile apps to enhance the experience of audiences of dance, theater, and music performances at the Krannert Center for Performing Arts
  • Mentor: John Toenjes - NCSA Faculty Affiliate/Department of Dance
  • "We are working to augment theater, dance, musical, and other performances by making an app that viewers can download on their smartphones, providing additional content like pictures, video, sound."

Animesh Tripathi

  • Mentor: Trish Barker - Public Affairs

Jiarui Xu

  • Mentor: David LeBauer - NCSA Faculty Affiliate
  • Watch his lightning talk, April 2015
SPIN intern Wenbo Yu

Wenbo Yu - Computer Science

  • Project scope: Display system and job data from the Illinois Campus Cluster program in order to make the information more accessible and useful for system operators, managers, investors, and users
  • Mentor: Peter Enstrom - Illinois Campus Cluster
  • "My work will help Illinois Campus Cluster be more transparent to investors and make it easier for users to troubleshoot job failures."
  • Watch his lightning talks: December 2014, April 2015

Xusheng Zhang

  • Mentor: Andre Schleife - Blue Waters Professor/Department of Materials Science & Engineering

Hao Zheng

  • Mentor: Guy Garnett - NCSA Faculty Affiliate/eDream Institute

Continuing interns from 2013

SPIN intern Nate Russell

Nate Russell - Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering

  • Project scope: Implement and refine machine learning approaches for the selection and ranking of features in high-dimensional datasets
  • Mentor: Colleen Bushell and Michael Welge - Visual Analytics Group
  • Watch his lightning talk, December 2014
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
  • "With near-future realities such as smart cities and augmented reality, I anticipate a greater impact of digital design on our everyday. Cultural heritage and urban history are one of many aspects that are going to evolve with technology."

Past SPIN interns

See the current list of interns

See the interns who participated from: Fall 2013, Fall 2012