TXST Computer Science

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Texas State University hosted the Innovation Lab at South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival. SXSW is a huge conference in Austin that aims to bring together creative professionals of music, film, and technology. In 2017, SXSW events were attended by over 280,000 people. The Texas State department of computer science was represented by three different teams. 



Eye Movements in Virtual Reality: Biometrics and Health Assessment


Their research is about how virtual reality technology for eye movement biometrics can be used for health assessments to detect some diseases and abnormalities.


Team Members: Henry Griffith, Dmytro Katvychuk, Dillon Lohr, Shagen Djanian, Vlad Prokopenko, advisor: Dr. Oleg Komogortsev



Virtual Reality Training for Emergency Medical Services


The virtual reality simulation trains first responders for triage and to become familiar with specialty vehicles used in large-scale disasters. This realistic and highly interactive, virtual environment could replace expensive live training.


Team Members: Jose Banuelos, James Bellian, Dante Cash, Elijah Gaytan, Chloe Kjosa, Kayla Roebuck, Clayton Samper



The team is developing a prototype software system that optimizes a food bank’s time and resources by efficiently collecting data about food distribution to serve more food-insecure households.


Team Members: Josh Avery, Cedrik Chavez, Samatha Hollensbe (CS), Stephanie Long, Jose Meza, Stephen Rodriguez, Marissa Servantez, McKenna Strain, Zachary Turov, Phillip Tran (CS)




Deadline: Dec. 31, 2019, midnight