RiftPDB (*Defunct*)

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(Nightly Version of Firefox and Oculus Rift Required)

Starting as a final project for my web development course, RiftPDB is a web-based molecule viewer built for the Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset.

The goal of RiftPDB is to allow users to type in a Protein Data Bank (PDB) code and immediately view the 3D representation of the molecule within the browser using the Oculus Rift. Built using the Three.js WebGL library, this was the first web-based molecule viewer that uses positional tracking and allows the user to look around the molecule in a virtual space.

Caterpillars Count! Navigation Map

Caterpillars Count!

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Caterpillars Count! is a project led by Allen Hurlbert of the Department of Biology.
During my senior year as an undergrad, I led the team that developed the web front-end and data visualization tools.

Caterpillars Count! is a crowdsourced data collecting project with the goal of giving both researchers and citizen scientists the ability to share arthropod surveys and sightings through a widely accessible online database. Using the android app, users can enter arthropod sightings from a registered survey site directly into our database. The project is intended for educational use, teaching students (12 yr and up) ecology research methods along with how data analysis and visualization tools can be used to abstract information from a large dataset.