Dr. Robert Vermilyer is a Professor of Computer Science, and has been a faculty member since 2005. Prior to coming to STAC he was on the faculty at The Ohio State University and Franklin University. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Nova Southeastern University, his M.S. in Computer Science for Michigan Technological University, and his B.S. in Mathematics from Grand Valley State University. His research interests are computer graphics, image processing, robotics, and human-computer interaction. He also enjoys learning about other disciplines and applying Computer Science methodologies to the problems in different domains.
Personal Website: www.vermilyer.com
Dr. Vermilyer is a passionate and productive researcher. His current research focuses on creating educational VR experiences, conceptualizing XR interfaces, and the design of tools and user-interactions used for various types of image and video related tasks.
Selected Refereed Publications & Grants:
Providing Innovative Digital Educational Content Grant, St. Thomas Aquinas College, ($29,000), June 2019.
Integrating Educational Games Using Player Type, Consortium for Critical Reading, Writing and Thinking, St. John’s University, New York, NY., October 2014.
Integrating Educational Gaming Experiences, Science Teachers of New York State Conference, Rochester, NY., November 2013.
Promoting Interest in STEM Trough the Use of Digital Literacy and 3D Gaming, New Jersey Science Convention, Princeton, NJ, October 2012.
Promoting Interest Through the Use of Digital Literacy and 3D Gaming, Hewlett Packard Catalyst Initiative Grant ($150,000), July 2011.
Teaching Science Using Digital Literacy and 3D Gaming, Game Education Summit North America, Redmond, WA, June 2011.
Strategies to Address the Under-Representation of Women & Minorities in Computer Science and Technology, 14th Annual Education Technology Conference, Campus Technology, Washington D.C., July 2007.
Using Mobile Technology to Unlock the Clubhouse, HP Technology for Teaching Grant ($69,000), May, 2006.
Intelligent User Interface Agents in CBIR
IEEE SoutheastCon, Memphis, TN, March 2006. Knowledge Discovery in Content-Based Image Retrieval Systems, Ph.D. Dissertation, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 2005.
Principled Auditory Feedback, ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Monterey, California, May, 1992.
Computer Graphics, Animation, 3D Modeling, Gaming, Human Computer Interaction, Robotics, Networks, Operating Systems, Analysis of Algorithms, Computational Thinking