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Felix Hamza-Lup

ORG University of Central Florida Title BIO Felix G. Hamza-Lup is currently a Research Scientist and the Associate Director of Distributed Systems and Computer Graphics at Optical Diagnostics and Applications Laboratory at the University of Central Florida. Felix has received his BS in Computer Science from Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania and his MS and PhD in Computer Science from University of Central Florida. Felix began his career ten years ago as a programmer, systems architect and later project manager for several European and U.S. software-hardware development companies. Since he joined Optical Diagnostics and Applications Laboratory, his primary focus was the development of novel distributed applications based on Augmented Reality paradigms for the medical field and of algorithms that enhance consistency in distributed interactive environments. In 2003 Felix was awarded the Link Foundation Fellowship in Advanced Simulation and Training and the Hillman Award for Distinguished Doctoral Research in Computer Science. His research interests include distributed systems and applications, virtual and mixed reality environments, human computer interaction and motion tracking sensors. He is currently developing distributed Augmented Reality systems for medical training and simulation as well as algorithms for delay compensation and dynamic shared state maintenance in collaborative virtual environments. He has published on subjects covering 3D visualization systems, augmented reality applications, distributed systems architectures and position/orientation tracking systems design. He has been appointed Visiting Assistant Professor in the School of Computer Science, University of Central Florida where he is teaching courses focused on object-oriented programming and distributed systems design. He is a member of the ACM, IEEE, SPIE and the International Honor Society for the Computing Sciences.