Multiple Graduate Student Research Positions are available! (Funding will be for both Tution+Stipend )

We are currently looking for master students that will work on the design and development of the next generation surgical simulation platforms involving real-time 3D graphics with OpenGL (also WebGL), 3D modeling, haptics programming, parallel processing.

The students should have Bachelor Degree in Computer Science or related fields. The students in the projects should be hard worker, passionate and committed to pursue research. These positions are not intended for students that have no intention to pursue a Ph.D. program after completion of their masters program at UCA.

Background Expectations:
• Students should have solid background in C/C++ programming.

Any of these items are plus:
• Background/Experience with OpenGL or WebGL or any real-time graphics API
• CUDA/OpenCL/WebCL programming
• Expert level knowledge of shaders
• Haptics Programming

Candidates should send their resumes to tanselh at and including any supporting documents that reflect their best work in regards to their previous experience.

Received Faculty Champion Award
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Received faculty champion award from Microsoft Corporate Vice President Steven Guggenheimer in Microsoft Imagine Cup World Finals held in Saint Petersburg/Russia. Dr. Sinan Kockara was the co-advisor in this project. The project for Imagine Cup is related to the research that we have been conducting on occupational and physical therapies in collaboration with Dr. Marc Willey from UCA OT department.
You can watch the award cemerony hosted by Math Smith here:
More pictures from the award ceremony:

Post Presentation in World Finals Saint Petersburg/Russia

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The team Bears Unlimited that I and Dr. Kokcara was supervising were selected to represent the United States in World Citizen Category in Russia.

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Won Microsoft Imagine Cup Online Competetion
We won the international online finals along with Team from China. For more information;

I'll be giving a talk in Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference in San Diego, California about Surgical Simulation on Cloud and Mobile Devices on February, 22nd, 2013, hope to see you there! The Program can be found here:

Talk was given on development and design of a Framework for MultiModal Interactive Applications at University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) Computer Science-Information Science-Systems Engineering joint Colloquium on 10/16/2012