Google Glass Research. Professor Grabowski, the McDevitt Distiguished Chair in Information Systems, was named a Google Glass Explorer in November 2013.
In academic year 2013-2014, thirteen Business, Information Systems, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science and Physics/MS Electrical Engineering students explored research questions in wearable, immersive augmented reality (WIAR) with Google Glass; the use of Glass in emergency medicine; Big Data applications in financial systems; research challenges in complementary and alternative medicine; and requirements for next generation emergency management systems.
The McDevitt Information Systems Scholars developed Glass applications for visual and performing arts, virtualization and alternative user interfaces (holograms, laser keyboards). Here, team members Gabe Adams Computer Science ’18; Morgan Thomas Physics/MS Engineering ’16; Jean-Philippe Rancy Management – Leadership/Information Systems ’16 and Steve Weiter Computer Science ’15 work on the Glass virtualization application.
Jean-Philippe Rancy ‘16 is exploring the use of Google Glass for ship navigation. Rancy and Professor Grabowski’s work will be presented at an electronic ship navigation conference in 2015-2016 and their work has been submitted for journal publication. The Glass navigation application will be evaluated in a ship’s simulator at the Australian Maritime College in Tasmania as part of the Australian Ports Project in 2015-2016.
Jean-Philippe Rancy ’16 presents his Honors in Information Systems thesis ‘Augmented Reality for Maritime Navigation’ on Scholars Day, April 17, 2015.
Christopher Rizzo ’15 developed an Arctic Oil Spill Response logistics database using a variety of public data
sources and input from an oil spill response organization on the North Slope and the U.S. Coast Guard. Rizzo gathered data and interviewed domain experts during a trip with Professor Grabowski to the Oil Spill Technology Research conference hosted by the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the U.S. Department of Interior’s/Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) in March 2015 in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Christopher Rizzo ’15 presents his Honors in Information Systems thesis ‘‘Resource Allocation Database Research for Arctic Oil Spill Response’ on Scholars Day, April 17, 2015
Dara Degenarro ’15, McDevitt IS Scholar, and Professor Martha Grabowski, McDevitt Distinguished Chair in Information Systems, at Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau, Alaska on 13 November 2013 after briefing DeGenarro’s research on Arctic Marine Shipping challenges.
Travis Graig ’17 and CDR Paul M. Stocklin, USCG, Director of Oil Spill Response for U.S. Coast Guard District 17 in Juneau, Alaska, 9 December 2014. Graig ’s research explored the impact of Arctic sea ice decline and Arctic energy exploration and development activities on marine transportation. Graig worked with Dr. Greg Lepak and Professor Grabowski to analyze vessel traffic data through the Bering Strait from 2012-2015. Graig presented his Honors Thesis on May 1, 2015.
Rizzo and Graig’s research was submitted for journal publication, and their research will be presented to the U.S. Department of the Interior/Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement’s Offshore Oil and Gas Regulators conference in 2015.