Brandon Gozick Wins Outstanding Master's Student in Computer Engineering Award

Brandon Gozick received his BS in Computer Engineering from University of North Texas in Summer 2010. The following semester, he began UNT's Graduate program and received a position as a Research Assistant in the Network Security Lab (NSL). During his time here, his interests have grown tremendously in adaptive and ubiquitous mobile computing. He worked with a fellow student on project creating an indoor navigation method for the blind which was subsequently awarded UNT's 2012 Graduate Students Impact Award. This award is given to those projects that could make the biggest impact on improving lives and society.

Brandon defended his thesis titled "A Driver, Vehicle and Road Safety System Using Smartphones" in March 2012. His research resulted in potential safety enhancing techniques that categorized real time problems that arise for drivers on the road using only smartphone based sensors. This project spawned Mobile Life Guard, which was accepted by the NSF Innovation Corps program at Stanford University where he served as the Entrepreneurial Lead on a team with fellow CSE Professor, Dr. Ram Dantu. His team was only 1 of 21 teams out of more than 350 selected and was awarded with a $50,000 grant to improve the driver safety system for potential public use.

He currently has 3 IEEE publications and 2 more under review. His current research interests are in the converging area of Mobile Cloud Computing. When not in the lab, Brandon is either on the court playing basketball with friends or creating interactive Android applications.

Monday, April 30, 2012