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EPICS in IEEE Spotlight

Way back in 2015, I applied for the first “big” grant for the Virtual Reality Vision Therapy project. Dr. Kam, Dean of NJIT’s NCE, encouraged our team to apply to …

NJIT Vector Article

I was featured as the cover story of this week’s Vector, NJIT’s student newspaper. Thanks to the author, Alejandro Villena, and the photographer, Marwa Moutafa. Check out the article here!

Convocation

I was re-honored at Convocation today for my Presidential Leadership Award. The BME Department definitely won today, with four professors ascending the tenure ladder and Dr. Alvarez receiving the Board …

NORA Annual Conference 2017

This weekend, I attended the 2017 Annual Conference of the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association in Buffalo, New York. Dr. Alvarez was invited to give a two hour talk on Sunday morning, …

NJIT Article on Concussion Diagnostics and Therapy

NJIT posted an article this morning highlighting the research of my illustrious co-worker at VNEL, Chang Yaramothu. It included a short blurb about my work, too. Check out the article here!  ____________________________ …

Ketchum University Trip

Last week I took a trip with Chang and Dr. A to Marshall B. Ketchum University just outside Los Angeles. Dr. A is working with Dr. Susan Cotter on a large …

How to Get an I-Corps Grant

So you have a project. You’ve done some prototyping, maybe a bit of pilot data collection, and you really think that you’re on to something here. You’re thinking that maybe …

BioNJ Life Sciences Summit

Chang, Dr. Alvarez and I attended the 2017 BioNJ Life Sciences Innovation Summit at Kean University. Dr. A served on a panel with Judith Sheft, NJIT’s Associate VP of Technology …

NJIT I-Corps Success Story

I was recently featured in a “Success Story” interview by the NJIT i-Corps Site. Check out the article here! Text reproduced below. John Vito, NSF I-Corps participant and graduate of …

Graduation

Graduation Part 2, NJIT Boogaloo! That’s two commencement ceremonies within 365 days, which is far to close together. Congratulations to everyone who graduated. I received my Master’s Degree in Biomedical …

Presidential Leadership Award

Today, I won NJIT’s Presidential Leadership Award. From the application, “This award is the most prestigious recognition the university can bestow upon a student. This award recognizes 2 students – …

Master’s Thesis Defense

Today was… long. I made the excellent decision of scheduling my defense for 1pm, just a half hour after my final exam for an image processing class. The exam went …

NEBEC 2017

I had the pleasure to serve on the planning committee for the 43rd annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference (NEBEC), hosted at NJIT on the weekend of April 2nd. I’m credited as …

IEEE Video Posted

It’s finally here – after a lovely day of shooting last year (photos here), the video is ready! ____________________________ Next Post // Previous Post

First Week with the FOVE + Teardown

I got a FOVE on Wednesday. Preliminarily, I’m very impressed. I spent the last year and a half of my undergrad modding a DK2 for eye tracking with a pair …

Governor’s Stem Scholars Newsletter

I had the privilege to demo my work to a group of New Jersey’s Governor’s STEM Scholars on Saturday. They’re a really bright group of high school students from across …

NJIT Magazine Cover Story

The Fall 2016 edition of the NJIT Magazine features my project, Virtual Reality Vision Therapy, as its cover story! A huge thank you to Tracey Reagan from the Office of Strategic …

IEEE Video Shoot

The EPICS in IEEE group sent a film crew to shoot a spotlight on my project, Virtual Reality Vision Therapy. I’ve had the project filmed before by an in-house crew …

Oculus Connect 3

OC3! What an amazing experience… Raj, Henry, and I arrived in San Jose Tuesday night and immediately glutted ourselves on late-night tacos at La Victoria Taqueria, just a few blocks away …

Graduation

It’s over! Thanks to Dr. Bloom for the shout-out during his opening remarks.  ____________________________ Next Post // Previous Post

NJIT Senior Success Stories Video

The film crew caught me on my way back to my room after spending about 36 hours awake for my Capstone final demo. I was a little delirious and very …