Vitae

Vitae

Hongjun Wu’s Curriculum Vitae

Last updated on: July 15, 2021.

Contact

E-Mail: hw434@cornell.edu Github: @errrneist

Website: hongjunwu.com Instagram: @errrneist_art

LinkedIn: @hongjunwu ArtStation: @hongjunwu


Education

Cornell Tech – Jacobs Institute, NYC, New York, United States

Master of Science in Information Systems - Connective Media. 2021.08 - 2023.06

Cornell Tech – Technion Institute, NYC, New York, United States

Master of Science in Applied Information Science. 2021.08 - 2023.06

University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States

Bachelor of Art in Interdisciplinary Visual Art. 2017.09 - 2021.03

Valley Christian High School, Cerritos, California, United States

High School Diploma with Honor, Varsity Athlete in Robotics. 2013.08 - 2017.06


Research Interests

My research interest is in the practice of combining the state-of-the-art technology with creative artistic design to deliver products that are both technically impressive and aesthetically pleasing. I apply techniques from machine learning, computer animation, information theory, architecture, and virtual reality to provide new tools and methods that improves on the performance of current workflow. I am also fond of traditional art-making techniques.


Assistantships

Circular Construction Lab Research Assistant

Cornell University - Cornell Architecture Art Planning (Cornell AAP)

Fall 2021 Supervisor: Prof. Felix Korbinian Heisel

CSE/STAT 416: Introduction to Machine Learning Teaching Assistant

University of Washington - Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering

Summer 2020 Professor: Prof. Vinitra Swamy

Spring 2020 Professor: Dr. Valentina M. Staneva

Spring 2019 Professor: Dr. Sewoong Oh

Course Description Provides practical introduction to machines learning. Modules include regression, classification, clustering, retrieval, recommender systems, and deep learning, with a focus on an intuitive understanding grounded in real-world applications. Intelligent applications are designed and used to make predictions on large, complex datasets.

Honors & Fellowships

Connective Media Fellowship 2021 - 2023

Cornell Tech - Jacobs & Technion Institution

Dean's List 2018 - 2020

University of Washington - School of Art + Art History + Design


Publications

1. (Awaiting Review) Why Not Brand Themselves? Roma of Greece, the Tourist Imaginary and Academic Tourism as a Platform for Social Justice, Journal of Tourism History, T. Lagos, Y. Singh, A. Pace, E. Stone, H. Wu, H. Yan, S. Forbes-Luong. 2021.

Abstract The Roma as a minority group in Greece have always lived on the margins of mainstream society. While Greece has historically hosted many minority groups in various relational statuses with the majority, the Roma uniquely embody practical, psychological and metaphorical spaces that sets them apart from other excluded groups. This study regards the historical space that separates the Roma and contextualizes recent developments, such as the economic crisis of the 2010s and Covid-19, that further marginalizes them. We argue that the transactional space that defines relations between Roma and non-Roma encompass a ‘gaze’ (Greek, Roma or tourist gaze) also disenfranchises hope for greater acceptance and respect between majority and minority. The authors, using autoethnography, explore their own evolving perceptions of the Roma within the Greek social hierarchy, while suggesting that study abroad programming, as part of academic tourism, can play a positive role in altering perceptions towards minority groups.

Research & Projects

RhinoCircular - Evaluating Architecture Re-usability 2021 - Present

Cornell University - Circular Construction Lab Supervisor: Prof. Felix Korbinian Heisel

Summary RhinoCircular is a plugin for an architecture modeling software (Rhino), that evaluates the degree to which design solutions minimize extraction and waste in favor of reusable, recyclable and renewable material resources.


SuperFly VR - Move Like a Superhero in a Virtual City 2020 - 2021

University of Washington - Reality Lab Incubator Supervisor: John Akers

Summary SuperFly VR experiments with different forms of locomotion and movement within virtual reality to create new gameplay experiences in a procedurally generated city. Customizable comfort settings have been added (incuding dynamic field-of-view, controller-based snap turning, and a virtual nose) for players to modify their experience and reduce the impacts of simulator sickness.


"Dazzle!" - An Animated Short of the Juggling Clown 2019 - 2021

University of Washington - Animation Research Labs Supervisor: Jason Zayas

Summary “Dazzle!” is an animated film made by seven students and their mentors, in six months. My primary contribution to the production of the film is the animation in the film and most of the static prop modeling.


"RefuTree" - A Study on the Roma Community in Greece 2019 - 2021

Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies Supervisor: Dr. Taso G. Lagos

Summary Research on the Roma community in Greece, their struggles and situations in the present and the past, and work with the Hellenic Republic government to help resolve this issue, as well as raise public concerns on the minorities in Greek communities. Conducted and analyzed mass interviews (600+) on Greek citizens in Athens.


Wind Tunnel Calibration and Data Acquisition Software 2017 - 2020

Aircraft Icing and Aerodynamics Research Group Supervisor: Dr. Christopher Lum

Summary Independently developed SOC control solutions in LabVIEW for hardware equipment at the UW Kirsten wind tunnel for aerodynamics data acquisition and real-time analysis. The software reads and samples signals from six channels and processes the sampled data. It is capable to sample, record, plot, fit, analyze, and write Post-Processed matrix to a file. It is open source on Github.


Deep CNN Long-live Particle & Dark Matter Detection 2019

Aircraft Icing and Aerodynamics Research Group Supervisor: Dr. Shih-Chieh Hsu

Summary Utilize modern machine learning techniques to help with analyzing big data generated at the ATLAS experiment to search for long-life particles and dark matter at CERN.

Involvements

Graphic Artist 2018-2021

University of Washington - Printmaking Association Supervisor: Claire M. Cowie

Summary Design and produce editions of prints, using different printmaking techniques. Participate in the UW Print Sale, held twice a year, every autumn and spring.


Monitoring Specialist 2019-2020

University of Washington - LINK Space Supervisor: Kim Van Someren

Summary Assist students in the art department in using professional equipment. Monitor a studio room where students can work on their independent projects.


Co-Founder, CEO, CNC Lead 2014-2017

FIRST Robotics Team 4415 - EPIC RobotZ Supervisor: Dalbert Brandon

Summary Co-founded & led a team of 40 students and 20 mentors to compete in the FRC. Proficient in computer-aided design and manufacture, and industrial design.