AR / VR Developer
I’m a last year computational neuroscience student in the University of Southern California, as well as an interactive media developer with a focus in augmented and virtual reality. I would like to merge these fields by building video games and applications that improve cognitive performance and create patient centric solutions.View Work
- Awarded Fellowship to USC Michelson Center for Convergent Biosciences
- Health Tech
- React Native / Mobile App Development
- Statistical Models and Data Visualization
Infusion is a scheduling and side effect tracking app for patients who are going through chemotherapy.
"Scheduling chemotherapy around life instead of life around chemotherapy." The app allows patients to track and monitor side effects, predict future moods/symptoms, and optimize their chemotherapy regimen around special events and key dates."
Hackathon Winner 2015 (Awarded $10,000)
- Medical Technology
- AR / VR Developer
- C# , Unity3D
Winners of the first USC Center for Body Computing VR Hackathon were Brian Cohn, Dilan Shah and Serhan Ulkumen who created "20/20 Hindsight," a virtual reality experience aiming to show users the effects of retinal myopic degeneration. The target patient group for their product is individuals who have been diagnosed with diabetes, as they are at an increased risk of developing eye diseases that can cause vision impairment and blindness (e.g., retinopathy, cataracts and glaucoma) if they don't have regular eye exams, maintain a steady blood-sugar level, take prescribed medications, follow a healthy diet, exercise regularly and avoid smoking.http://hyndsighthealth.com/
Augmented Reality Developer
- Augmented Reality
- Graphic Design
Developed AR applications and Digital Media Installations for industry leading clients and organizations, including the IEEE, Qualcomm, and SxSW Interactive. Project pipelines include Unity3D Game Engine, Autodesk Maya Modeling tools, and Vuforia Image processing plugin.
- Game Development
- Virtual Reality
- Web Development
Founding Member / VP of Development
- VR/AR Projects
- Community Outreach
- Developer Workshops
Founding member and first VP of development for the Virtual Reality Southern California (VRSC) organization at the University.http://www.uscvr.com/
- Computational Neuroscience
- Innovation: Digital Entrepeneur
- 3D Animation & Special Effects
B.S. in Computational Neuroscience, with an emphasis on cognitive psychology and neurolinguistics.
Minor in Digital Entrepreneurship, prompted by desire to implement solutions to social, medical and environmental issues.
Completed additional coursework in 3D Modeling and Animation.
USC News - Hack for Health
"The team set about designing an app that allows patients to input their treatment appointments as well as the dates of important social events. Patients also note any side effects or adverse events they experience between treatments. The eponymous app then can display patterns showing when various symptoms begin, peak and subside after infusions."Via USC News
USC Center for Body Computing - Hackathon Winners
"Winners of the first USC Center for Body Computing VR Hackathon were Brian Cohn, Dilan Shah and Serhan Ulkumen who created "20/20 Hindsight," a virtual reality experience aiming to show users the effects of retinal myopic degeneration."Via PR Newswire
Los Angeles Times - Epson Hackathon
"Serhan Ulkumen's vision stole the show. With the help of Costa Mesa developer Sal Raimi and three friends, Ulkumen -- wearing running shoes, athletic shorts, wristbands and a headband -- showed off the basics of the running app."Via LA TIMES
"It’s definitely a unique experience because we are all from different backgrounds and talents, however we’ve all come together to try and figure out what the future of storytelling will look like,” says Serhan Ulkumen.Via USA Today