Research & Publications

Research Areas & Projects

The Comcast Media and Technology Center conducts theoretical and applied interdisciplinary research that transcends the disciplines of Arts, Media, Engineering, and Computing. Our four core Design Innovation research thrusts that we apply toward key societal needs are:

Visualization, Prototyping, and Production
User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), and Human-Machine Interaction (HMI)
Fostering Creativity: People, Teams, and Organizations
Data-Driven Design Innovation (DDDI)

See more of our current and past projects below.


Innovative Design and Implementation of Materials Testing for Additive Manufactured Metals

2020 EUReCA! undergraduate research fellowship project undertaken by DI Team member Ariel Lafuente


Designing Effective Communication of Design Principles, Practices, and Mindsets in Interdisciplinary Collaboration

2020 EUReCA! undergraduate research fellowship project undertaken by DI Team member Anthony Porcaro


Cognitive and Motor Performance Improvement and Skill Transfer in Sports Through Training in Virtual Reality

Dissertation research from Hawkar Oagaz, a graduate student in CU Denver’s Graphics Laboratory.


Best Practice Design Methodologies for Economic Impact Reporting

This project builds on the CMTC’s experience applying Design Innovation to the visual and experience design of an economic impact report. See more about this project on our DI Projects page.

Physical Simulation:

Projects include Interactive Simulation of Deformable Objects such as water, gas, soft tissue, etc., Depth and Thermal Fusion for Security and Authentication, and Gait Signature and Analysis for Security.


Medical Applications: 

Projects include Non-Contact Breathing for sleep apnea (currently funded by NSF for 4 years), Non-contact Breathing analysis for Cardiology and ICU, Retinal Imaging, and Post-Stroke Rehabilitation.


4D Scanning & Printing: 

Projects include accurate scanning of 3D static structure and 4D deforming soft structure.


Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality: 

Projects include VR for immersive storytelling, post-stroke rehab, mild Traumatic Brian Injuries (mTBI) analysis, and resilience for nurses.


Data Science: 

Projects include biomedical research relying on the generation, analysis, and interpretation of large data sets.


Applied Transdisciplinary Design:

Projects include the combinations of new technologies and design research to promote an understanding of the cultural impact and use of digital technology to solve human, social and business problems.

2018

International
Conferences
and Journals

Neurocognitive Assessment in Virtual Reality Through Behavioral Response Analysis
IEEE JBHI 
– IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, vol. 23, no. 5, pp. 1899-1910, Sept. 2019.
Hawkar Oagaz, Breawn Schoun, Manpreet Pooji, Min-Hyung Choi
Explore this research project PDF ] [ IEEE ]

Non-Contact Tidal Volume Measurement through Thin Medium Thermal Imaging
SMART HEALTH JOURNAL 2018
– Vol. 9, No. 10, pp.37-49
Breawn Schoun, Shane Transue, Ann C. Halbower, Min-Hyung Choi
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.smhl.2018.07.018
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Optimization of Material Properties for Coherent Behavior across Multi-Resolution Cloth Models
KSII TRANSACTIONS on Internet and Information Systems
– Vol. 12, No. 8, 2018
Nak-Jun Sung, Shane Transue, Minsang Kim, Yoo-Joo Choi, Min-Hyung Choi, Min Hong

Volumetric Reconstruction of Thermal-depth Fused 3D Models for Occluded Body Posture Estimation
SMART HEALTH JOURNAL 2018 – Smart Health Journal 2018
Shane Transue, Phuc Nguyen, Tam Vu, Min-Hyung Choi
PDF ] [ YouTube 

Effect of Via Pitch on the Extrusion Behavior of Cu-filled TSV
KOREAN JOURNAL of Metals and Materials
– Vol. 56, No. 6, pp.449-458, 2018
Seho Kee, Wonjoong Kim, Jaepil Jung, Min-Hyung Choi

Implementation of Android Application for Indoor Positioning System with Estimote BLE Beacons
Journal of Internet Technology
 Vol 19, No. 3, pp.871-878, 2018
Wook Song, Hwamin Lee, Seung-Hyun Lee, Min-Hyung Choi, Min Hong

Generative Deformation: Procedural Perforation of Elastic Structures
IEEE ICRA 19 – Proceedings of The IEEE Conference on Robotics and Automation, in review
Shane Transue, Min-Hyung Choi
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Non-Contact Tidal Volume Measurement through Thin Medium Thermal Imaging
CHASE 2018 
– IEEE/ACM CHASE 2018
Breawn Schoun, Shane Transue, Ann C. Halbower, Min-Hyung Choi
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Behavioral Analysis of Turbulent Exhale Flows — ★ Best Paper Award ★
IEEE BHI 2018 – IEEE Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics 2018
Shane Transue, Sayed Mohsin Reza, Ann C. Halbower, Min-Hyung Choi
Explore this research project
PDF ] [ YouTube ]

Non-Contact Comprehensive Breathing Analysis using Thermal Thin Medium
IEEE BHI 2018 – IEEE Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics 2018
Breawn Schoun, Shane Transue, Ann C. Halbower, Min-Hyung Choi 
Explore this research project
PDF ] [ YouTube ]

VRInsole: An Unobtrusive and Immersive Mobility Training System for Stroke Rehabilitation
IEEE BSN 2018 – IEEE Conference on Body Sensor Networks 2018
Hawkar Oagaz, Anurag Sable, Min-Hyung Choi, Feng Lin
PDF ]


2017

International
Conferences
and Journals

Coherent Behavior with Level-of-detail in Cloth Simulation
ICONI 2017 – 9th International Conference on Internet Multimedia, Image Processing, HCI and Intelligent Systems
Shane Transue, Yi Li, Nak-Jun Sung, Yoo-Joo Choi, Min Hong, Min-Hyung Choi
Accepted for publication. December 2017
PDF ]

Comparison in Performance of Parallel Deformable Object Simulation between OpenGL and Unity
ICONI 2017 – 9th International Conference on Internet Multimedia, Image Processing, HCI and Intelligent Systems
Min-Hyung Choi, Min Sang Kim, Nak-Jun Sung, Yoo-Joo Choi, Min Hong
Accepted for publication. December 2017
PDF ]

Real-time Thermal Medium-based Breathing Analysis with Python
ACM/IEEE SC – PyHPC 2017 – International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis
Breawn Schoun, Shane Transue, Min-Hyung Choi
PDF ]

Non-Contact Thermal Medium-Based Breathing Analysis
CEWIT 2017 – Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology Conference
Breawn Schoun, Shane Transue, Min-Hyung Choi
PDF ] [ Poster ] 

Thermal-Depth Fusion for Occluded Body Skeletal Posture Estimation
IEEE/ACM CHASE 2017 – Conference on Connected Health: Applications, Systems, and Engineering (CHASE)
Shane Transue, Phuc Nguyen, Tam Vu, Min-Hyung Choi
PDF ] [ IEEE Xplore ] [ YouTube ]

Augmented-Reality Survey: from Concept to Application
KSII 2017 – Transactions on Internet and Information Systems
Soo Kyun Kim, Shin-Jin Kang, Yoo-Joo Choi, Min-Hyung Choi, Min Hong
PDF ]

Awarded a core science grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) grant no. 1602428; 2018 Biomedical and Health Informatics Conference Best Paper Award (~14% oral acceptance rate). Paper awardered: Behavioral Analysis of Turbulent Exhale Flows Shane Transue (PhD student), Sayed Mohsin Reza (PhD student), Ann C. Halbower (MD Pulmonary Medicine) and Min Choi (CMTC Co-Director)