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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 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



  • 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)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (2017 – 2020)


Awards and Honors:

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


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