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Hello, my name is Erik Paluka. I am a graduate student in computer science.

I generally develop using these languages/APIs:

English - Native Language
French - 12 years of French Immersion

Java *
Processing *
JavaScript *
C++ and OpenGL

* Languages of Choice
Recent News

03/2014
Our stereoscopic 3D + information visualization study, was presented at the 2014 University of Ontario Institute of Technology's Graduate Student Research Conference
10/2013
Attended the 2013 User Interface Software and Technology (UIST) research conference in St Andrews, Scotland
10/2013
Presented TandemTable at the Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (ITS) research conference in St Andrews, Scotland
I am currently working on my master's degree in computer science at the Univerisity of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). I have been a member of the Visualization for Information Analysis lab (vialab) under the supervision of Dr. Christopher Collins since May 2011.

I received my Bachelor of Science (B.Sc. Honours) in Computer Science specializing in Digital Media from the Univerisity of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) in 2012. My senior honours thesis project, "Enhancing Tandem Language Learning Using an Interactive Tabletop", dealt with the tandem language learning model and interactive surfaces.

My research interests lie within the realm of human-computer interaction, specifically interactive surfaces (multi-touch devices) and user interface/experience design. I am also interested in ubiquitous computing, interaction techniques, information visualization, augmented and virtual reality, and robotics.

I am a member of the vialab research reading group at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Click here to see a few of the Computer Science research papers that I have read.
Tandem Table
Honours Undergraduate Thesis


Supervised by:
Dr. Christopher Collins (UOIT)

Implemented in Java using my toolkit
(The Simple Multi-Touch Toolkit)



The Simple Multi-Touch (SMT) Toolkit

Supervised by:
Dr. Christopher Collins (UOIT)
& Dr. Mark Hancock (UW)
You can e-mail me at erik[dot]paluka[at]uoit[dot]ca

You can also find me on Google Scholar, mendeley, GitHub, academia.edu, ResearchGate, LinkedIn, flickr, vialab research group, and Twitter.