College of Engineering

SiViRT shows its stuff at SXSW

Dr. Yusheng Feng and a group of  students from The University of Texas at San Antonio’s College of Engineering had a chance to show what the college’s Center for Simulation, Visualization, and Real Time Prediction (SiViRT) has to offer when they participated in The University of Texas System’s Sixth Street Showcase at South by Southwest (SXSW) on March 8, 2014 in Austin, Texas. The showcase was organized by UT System’s Office of Technology Commercialization, and included groups from UTSA, UT Austin, UT Health Science Center-San Antonio, UT Health Science Center-Tyler, Texas State University, Texas Tech University and Texas A&M University.

Dr. Yusheng Feng, SiViRT director and professor with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, was a featured presenter at the event, and spoke about interactive technology and virtual realty.

“We are living in a digital age that our real world is mixed with virtual reality,” he said. “The applications of combining omniscient sensing, powerful computing and immersive visualization can only be limited by our own imagination.”

UTSA students Ehren Biglari, Michael Lasch, Jacob Kantor, Brittany Schier, Aaron Stout, and Daniel Portillo had the chance to demonstrate some of the technology featured in the SiViRT lab.

“The showcase was amazing,” said SiViRT undergraduate research assistant Michael Lasch. “I really enjoyed the opportunity to show off the technology that SiViRT has been working on. My favorite part of the event was interacting with all of the other students and professors from other UT campuses. It opened up the door for future collaborative work.”

To see more photos from the event, click here.