Lawrence E Warren

Welcome to my portfolio

About


About
I am a student by day, a gamer by night. Currently:

Studying as a Computer Science and Applications Master's Student at Virginia Tech
Completing research using the Unity Engine for Virtual Reality testing on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive 
Looking for positions and research opportunities in UX, UI, VR or related areas 

My interests include (but not limited to):
  • Virtual Reality
  • Augmented Reality
  • User Interface Interactions
  • Unity Game Engine Coding
  • Software Engineering
  • UX Design

Coding Languages I have knowledge of (ranging from knowledgeable to beginner not in order):
  • C++
  • Java
  • HTML
  • PHP
  • JavaScript
  • SQL
  • Visual Basic
  • Python
  • C# (Unity)

My Resume is available HERE 

My Curriculum Vitae is available HERE

Academic Timeline


Master of Science

M.S in Computer Science and Applications, focus on Human Computer Interaction, Virginia Tech

May 14, 2018

Bachelor of Science

B.S in Computer Science, Alcorn State University, Lorman

May 09, 2015

Study Abroad

Yuan Ze University, Zhongli District, Taoyuan City, Taiwan

Feb 01, 2014

Relevant Coursework


Information Storage and Retrieal

CS 5604

Models of HCI

CS 5724

Networking Architecture

CS 5565

Theory of Algorithms

CS 5114

Usability Engineering

CS 5714

User Interface Software

CS 5774

Virtual Environments

CS 5754

Investigative Technologies

CS 6724

Fundamentals of Information Security

CS 5560

Professional Experience


Senior Guest Advisor - Blacksburg, VA, United States - GameStop

  • Assisted Guests with console, game, and accessory purchases
  • Explained various aspects of the GameStop circle of life as they related to the guest
  • Maintained successful guest interaction during high volume release dates
  • Performed bi-weekly planogram adjustments
  • Maintain high sales standards  

Graduate Teaching Assistant - Blacksburg, VA, United States - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

  • Assisted students with developing object oriented Java programs using Greenfoot 
  • Gave relevant feedback and ensure proper program testing
  • Collaborated with Instructors to enforce classroom ethics and proper programming practices
  • Proctored exams and gave slight assistance in understanding complex questions

Member of the Technical Staff - Columbia, MD, United States - The Aerospace Corporation

  • Exploited cyber security flaws on various pieces of hardware and software using Kali Linux 
  • Created an Infrastructure as a Service utilizing CentOS 7 and an HP Blade Server
  • Researched cloud computing vulnerabilities by creating a private cloud instance using OpenStack
  • Investigated vulnerabilities of Mil-Std 1553 Bus system to brainstorm possible mitigations

Google Student Ambassador - Lorman, Jefferson County, MS, United States - Google

  • First student chosen from Alcorn State University 
  • Liaison between Google and University IT department
  • Organized and host trainings and product reviews
  • Instructed students and faculty on proper use of applications and services

Math Tutor/Key Holder - Lorman, Jefferson County, MS, United States - Alcorn State University

  • Opened/closed tutoring center 
  • Tauch Students facing difficulty with higher-level mathematics
  • Cooperated and collaborate with instructors to ensure students learn and retain material

Mathematics Tutor - Lorman, Jefferson County, MS, United States - Alcorn State University

  • Created tests and lesson plans for students 
  • Tauch Students facing difficulty with grade level mathematics
  • Cooperated and collaborate with instructors to ensure students learn and retain material

Historical Records Intern - Lorman, Jefferson County, MS, United States - Alcorn State University

  • Collected significant data pertaining to the history of Alcorn State University Record data sources and checked validity
  • Created professional documents for enrollment management purposes 
  • Assisted Special Assistant to Vice President Provost as necessary 

Specialized Tutor - Lorman, Jefferson County, MS, United States - Alcorn State University

  • Taught Students facing difficulty with classes ranging from Chemistry 1 and Physics 2, to Calculus 3 and Programming Languages (C++, OOP, Java) 
  • Assisted students in adjusting learning forms to adhere to college environment
  • Trained students to become independent learners

Resident Assistant - Lorman, Jefferson County, MS, United States - Alcorn State University

  • Performed regularly scheduled health and safety inspections 
  • Mentored Students having issues while away from home
  • Enforced rules to keep students safe

Online Administrator - Chicago, IL, United States - Human Resources Development Inc.

  • Trained over 200 alternative school students on proper computer use 
  • Assisted students with the completion of online courses
  • Taught students the skills needed to be able to receive exceptional grades Research with students to find, prepare, and apply for college in fields of interest

Apple Expert/ PCHO Specialist - Tallahassee, FL, United States - Best Buy

  • Assisted customers in finding the correct total home technology solution 
  • Trained employees on the basic differences between Mac OSX and Microsoft Windows
  • Helped Geek Squad on Apple repairs and troubleshooting issues
  • Ensured compatibility and functionality with existing networks and systems

Business Sales Service Representative - Tallahassee, FL, United States - CompUSA

  • Organized small to medium businesses make large technological purchases 
  • Promoted from sales floor due to consistent exceptional quality sales solutions and customer reviews
  • Recruited prospective new business partners
  • Diagnosed computer issues and advise on how to fix and what to replace
  • Managed Seibel records and keep them current for customers

Research Experience


Graduate Research Assistant - Blacksburg, VA, United States - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

  • Executed Virtual Reality research related to locomotion techniques
  • Created virtual environments to facilitate testing concepts
  • Collaborated with lab colleagues to complete virtual reality demonstrations
  • Research under Office of Naval Research training and simulation project

Member of the Technical Staff, Aerospace Corporation - Chantilly, VA, United States - The Aerospace Corporation

  • Created Aerospace Technical Manual on the topic of Electronic Warfare and Cyber Activities
  • Researched Red Hat Linux cloud container securities
  • Researched GPS vulnerabilities as it pertained to each component of the system
  • Reported insights involving the Cyberspace Vulnerability Assessment/Hunter Weapon System

Member of the Technical Staff, Aerospace Corporation - Columbia, MD, United States

  • Exploited cyber security flaws on various pieces of hardware and software using Kali Linux
  • Created an Infrastructure as a Service utilizing CentOS 7 and an HP Blade Server
  • Researched cloud computing vulnerabilities by creating a private cloud instance using OpenStack
  • Investigated vulnerabilities of Mil-Std 1553 Bus system to brainstorm possible mitigations

Systems Programmer Intern - Jackson, MS, United States - Trustmark Bank

  • Assisted System programmers with maintenance on System Z Mainframe 
  • Coded programs in Cobol
  • Explored UNIX and z/OS mainframe using IBM utilities and PDS tools
  • Observed successful initial program load (IPL) of new system z/OS
  • Assisted with conversion to RACF security controls

Alliance for Graduate Education in Mississippi Research Experience for Undergraduates - Hattiesburg, MS, United States - University of Southern Mississippi

  • National Science Foundation Funded 
  • Completed research project on Quantum Calculus with assistance from mentor
  • Attended professional workshops and activities to improve team building
  • Presented research materials and findings

Research


Completed research in Information Storage and Retrieval course as part of the Front-End UI Team- Link to Published Paper

Created and deployed web application for User Interface Software course (still under construction)- Social Analytics Site

Poster on Locomotion Techniques in Virtual Reality

Locomotion Techniques in Virtual Reality (Research and M.S. thesis coming soon)

Achievements


  • 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration Grant
  • 2012 Enactus (SIFE) Regional Championship 1st Runner Up
  • 2012 Toastmaster International Club 3553 Certificate of Achievement
  • 2012 Alcorn State University Student Diversity Champion
  • 2012 LT & Regina Ellis Scholarship
  • 2013 Alcorn State University HEADWAE Student of the year
  • 2014 National Science Foundation Funded Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship
  • 2014 White House Initiative HBCU All-Star
  • 2015 Outstanding Student for School of Arts and Sciences
  • 2015 GEM Consortium Fellow
  • 2015 Virginia Tech New Horizon Scholar
  • 2017 RADM Fred Lewis Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC)
    Scholarship Recipient

Memberships


Member of the 3D Interaction Group

Virginia Tech's 3D Interaction Group under the leadership of Doug Bowman participates in a worldwide community of scholars and researchers in VR, AR, and 3D UIs.

Learn MoreJan 01, 2017

VTEEM

Helped mentor new graduate students with acclimation to campus life

Aug 01, 2016

GEM Fellow

The National GEM Consortium

Learn MoreApr 15, 2015

White House Initiative HBCU All-Star

Serve as ambassadors of the White House Initiative by providing outreach and communication with students

Aug 15, 2014

Contact


  • Blacksburg, VA, United States

Graduation Countdown


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