Bryce Sprecher

Bryce Sprecher
Acquire, process, interpret, and display spatial data for education, insight, and experience.

Years at WID

2016 - present

About

Bryce is a research assistant in the Virtual Environments Group. They enjoy photography, sour apples, comfy over the ear headphones, and fountain pens. Prior to researching at the WID they’ve held positions in Audio Visual support at the WID, Information Technology, software testing, and studio photography.

Education

  • A.A.S., Univeristy of Wisconsin-Baraboo/Sauk County
  • B.S., Computer Science/Neurobiology, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Research Description

Studied Neurobiology at UW Madison; interested in perception, cognition, cellular and whole brain imaging, fMRI, MVPA, and brain computer interfaces. Studied Computer Science at UW Madison; interested in visual data, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality. Undergraduate researcher on numerical cognition in Edward Hubbard’s education neuroscience lab. Undergraduate research in Kevin Ponto’s Virtual Environments lab. Worked on hardware and software for IceCube informal education installation. This resulted in a large scale touch table and a head mounted virtual reality experience. The installation raised public awareness of IceCube, a high energy neutrino detector in Antarctica where UW-Madison collaborates in research. Other research includes photogrammetry 3D reconstructions from drones, videos, and underwater photography. Worked with the National Park Service - Sumberged Resources Center to create accurate scaled models of deep water shipwrecks in Isle Royale national park and large scale site surveys of shipwrecks in the Dry Tortugas national park. Explored the utilization of laser scanning and photogrammetry in the reconstruction and analysis of crime scenes with multi spectral imaging and virtual scene exploration and tools.

Selected Publications

Kirthi Premadasa, Paul Martin, Bryce Sprecher, Lai Yang & Noah-Helen Dodge (2016) The Soda Can Optimization Problem: Getting Close to the Real Thing, PRIMUS, 26:7, 694-704, DOI: 10.1080/10511970.2016.1154631