Christopher J Tralie

I am an electrical engineering researcher and algorithmic coder interested in applied geometry/topology and multimedia data analytics, and I am part of the Information Initiative at Duke (IID). I received a B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering with a Computer Science minor at Princeton University in 2011, and I received an M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Duke University in 2013. I am currently in the sixth year of my Ph.D., most of which was funded by a NSF Graduate Fellowship, and I am advised jointly by Dr. Guillermo Sapiro in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Dr. John Harer in the Department of Mathematics at Duke University. I am also quite interested in pedagogy, and I am a member of the College Certificate in Teaching (CCT) program at Duke. Last spring, I designed and taught a course on Digital 3D Geometry jointly in math and computer science as part of the Bass Instructor of Record Fellowship, and this course was rated in the top 5% of courses university wide in "quality of course/intellectual stimulation" based on student evaluations.

Click here to see my CV (last updated 7/1/2016)

Finally, take a look at the amazing work of my little brother James Tralie

Site Last Updated 2/15/2017

Research Highlights

LoopDitty Geometric
Music Visualizer

Cover Song Identification
with Timbral Shape

High Dimensional Geometry
of Sliding Window Periodic Videos

Teaching Material Highlights

Digital 3D Geometry Spring 2016

Acoustics with Image Sources

Euler Angles Visualization

Point Clouds

Iterative Closest Points

Shape Google

Laplacian Meshes

Student Final Projects

Tutorial Highlights

I have a lot of information on my web site from class projects and side projects that I have edited into an educational format. Below are a few quick links to a few of these pages, in no particular order (click on tutorials to view the rest of them).

Basic Image Processing
Edge, Corner, and
Blob Detection
Image Analogies
Poisson Image Editing
Seam Carving
Video Background
Laplacian Meshes
3D Shape Matching
KMeans Mesh
2D SLAM and
Global Navigation
Kinect Disparity
to Depth
Acoustic Simulations
Composing with
Risset Beats
Grad School
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