Michael Ronayne

Undergraduate Researcher

I participated in undergraduate research under the guidance of Dr. Vishnu Boddeti. I obtained my bachelor’s degree in computer science at Michigan State University in December 2018. I am currently employed as a software engineer at Microsoft in Redmond, WA where I work with data related to the Windows operating system.

My prior research experience, through Michigan State’s James Madison College, dealt with natural language processing related to human rights issues.

My research with Dr. Boddeti dealt with simulating human interaction in a social setting. These labeled simulations are to be used as training data for computer vision applications. Below are GIF animations of my preliminary results:

"Cocktail party" simulation Street intersection simulation

The animation labels are generated using Python, applying concepts of path planning, collision avoidance, and random variables. The labels are then rendered in 3D using Unity Game Engine.