Facilitator: Vivian Motti, Assistant Professor
Company: George Mason University
Wearable computers have become more popular recently. Thanks to their versatility wearable computers have been applied in entertainment, fitness, education and healthcare. A number of form factors exist, but wrist-worn devices including smartwatches and fitness trackers as well as head-mounted displays used for virtual reality games stand out as the most popular wearable technologies in use nowadays. Wearable devices are used continuously, in close contact to the user body and they are able to collect a lot of data about the users. To ensure that such devices are easy to use and comfortable for end users, it is essential to carefully consider human factors when designing novel applications. This talk gives an overview on wearable technologies, focusing on the users’ perspectives. In a hands-on activity, you will also have the opportunity to build your own wearable prototype.
Facilitator: Michael Briscoe
Company: edMe Learning
Interested in AI? Our work grows from ongoing GMU doctoral research focusing on chatbots and artificial intelligence to understand what people know and connect them to personalized learning feedback. Join us to make your very own chatbots and learn how to develop Artificial Intelligence of your own!
Facilitator: Dom Huh
We will introduce basic concepts in Artificial Intelligence, with an emphasis on practical Implementation. Requires basic understanding of programming and algebra.
Facilitator: Kirthi Kumar, Founder and CEO
Looking for inspiration on a STEM project and combine your passion with computer technology? This is the right session for parents to inspire their children to get them engaged in ever growing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields. Parents and students can learn what inspired an aspiring high school student to get involved in STEM education. Students can learn step-by-step building blocks for STEM projects (School, Regional, State, National, Google, and others). In addition, they will learn how to apply computer technology and software to STEM projects so that they can pursue their passion and contribute to their communities.
Facilitator: Jothi Arul Prakash Ponnusami
Company: Blockchain at Mason
Any idea about Blockchain? A tech that allows digital information to be distributed, but not copied. You may hear it described as a “digital ledger” stored in a distributed network. Join us to know about some interesting facts about Blockchain and its real-time contribution in various fields.
Facilitator: Yue Hao
Company: George Mason University
Origami is an ancient art of paper crafting that finds many new applications in robotics, manufacturing, and architectures. Researchers have recently explored several exciting frontiers in origami engineering, including self-folding robots that can transform between shapes, super-compact deployable satellite solar panels, and green buildings with foldable facade. Topics of this session will include a presentation and hand-on activities in folding and unfolding three-dimensional polyhedra, and the self-folding fabrication using laser forming.
Facilitator: Don Almeida, Manager
Company: CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
There are more than 2.1 million apps in the Apple App Store available for download and another 2.4 million apps in the Google play store. Mobile development is quickly becoming a "must have" for organizations to improve their reach to their customers. Come see how you can build Apps for the App Store in just under 20 minutes. You will get a chance to see first-hand how engineers and developers think and build apps for their organizations. You will also get a chance to take home few important links that will help you build your own iOS apps.