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I am a Ph.D. student in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University. I am currently advised by Dr. Maria Gorlatova in the Intelligent Interactive Internet of Things (I^3T) Lab, leading medical Augmented Reality (AR) and Internet of Things (IoT) projects as a primary researcher.

I have a diverse research background ranging from robotics to IoT, and now in AR and healthcare. Through working on projects in these fields, I have successfully published publications in IEEE IoT Journal, ICRA, ISMAR, and VR as a first author. My current research interests are integrating AR into various medical applications such as neurosurgery, ophthalmology, and mental health, to provide guidance to users (e.g., surgeons, medical students, or patients) in both training and clinical settings.

In the past, I received a B.S. (with distinction, minor in Electronics and Time-Based Art) degree in Electrical Engineering Technology and an M.S. degree in Engineering Technology, both from Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN). At Purdue, I worked with Dr. Richard Voyles in the Collaborative Robotics Lab on the Internet of Kitchen Things, building an ontological semantic-based IoT network for smart kitchen devices and developing a novel smart food container embedded with sensors. On this topic, I defended my master’s thesis in TupperwareEarth: Knowledge-Based Ontological Semantics for the “Internet of Kitchen Things.”


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Contact: sangjun.eom /at/ duke.edu


Selected Experiences:

  • ORISE Fellow in Division of Imaging, Diagnostics, and Software Reliability (Medical Extended Reality Progam), U.S. Food & Drug Administration, Silver Spring, MD (2024)
  • IoT Edge and Cloud Integration Intern, Bosch Research and Technology Center, Pittsburgh, PA (Summer 2023)
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Duke University, Durham, NC (2021 – Present)
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (2017 – 2020)


Awards and Honors:

  • Duke Eye Center Research to Prevent Blindness Grant, 2023
  • CRA-WP Grad Cohort for Women Invitation, 2022
  • NSF Innovation Corp Program, 2020
  • Purdue Midwest I-Corps ICD Program, 2020


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Teaching Experiences:

  • ECE459: Intro to Embedded Systems, Duke University (Fall 2022, Fall 2023)
  • ECE356: Computer Network Architecture, Duke University (Fall 2021)
  • PTEC108/208/308/408: Transdisciplinary Studies in Technology, Purdue University (Fall 2017 – Spring 2019)


Professional Activities: 

  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) student member (2023-present)
  • CRA Grad Cohort for Women Attendee (2022)
  • ACM student member (2022-present)
  • IEEE student member (2021-present)
  • Reviewers for ICDCS ’22, ICNP ’22, SenSys ’22, SenSys ’23, and HotMobile ’23
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