Sophia Mallaro

Sophia Mallaro, Undergraduate student, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Innovates in virtual reality

• What is your area of research or scholarship? I study virtual reality. I am currently working with a professor from the Speech and Hearing School to develop a virtual reality upper-endoscopy training tool for students
• In simple terms, why does this research matter? Virtual reality has a plethora of applications in fields such as medicine and education. Improving the quality of virtual reality improves the quality of these applications.
• What is your degree program and expected graduate date? Electrical and Computer Engineering, May 2018
• Hometown: Cedar Falls, IA
• Faculty mentor/advisor: Joe Kearney
• What are your career goals? I plan to pursue a career in computer graphics research.

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