UCLA | Personal Projects


NATCAR

Design, build, and race an autonomous car on a track marked by 1''-wide white tape.

First Place at UC Davis NATCAR Competition 2015
Third Place at UCSD Grand PrIEEE NATCAR Competition 2015

MOCAML

Subset of the OCAML Interpreter built using OCAML for UCLA CS 131: Programming Languages

img2color

Create a color palette from input image using Vibrant.js

LightBoard

Added LED stripes on my longboard. Built an Android app that can control the LED colors via bluetooth connection between the phone and the Arduino.

CS 88S: Safety in the Cloud

Designed and taught a 10-week seminar at UCLA on cybersecurity.

CS Giants

A growing list of top researchers/professors in the Computer Science field (specifically Vision and AI)

Blood Flow Visualization

Implemented computer vision algorithms and good-old BFS to isolate cerebral blood vessels, generate vector fields, and produce flow visualizations.

ML/Vision Datasets

A growing list of datasets for training/research in ML/Vision.

Original Rap/Music Video

I became 'Frank the Coder' and rapped about my UCLA Undergraduate Experience. Check out my SoundCloud and Rap Genius annotations!

Hackathon Projects


Myodrone

Use Myo gesture control armband to control AR Parrot drone with 8 degrees of movement.

Top 30 out of 300+ teams at PennApps Spring 2015.

RoboHome

Internet of Things (IoT) themed hardware model home with components such as lighting, door, TV, all controlled using a smartphone, pebble watch, myo armband, and laptop.

First Place out of 200+ competitors at IDEA Hacks 2016

Alexa MD

Hardware IoT project that prompts the user with exposure therapy via Oculus Rift by re-enacting situations that may usually cause them anxiety/distress.

Won Best Use of Amazon Echo and Best Health Wearable Prize at TreeHacks 2016

MyoMessenger

Use Myo armband to send common text messages to any person on a predetermined emergency list using using hand gestures.

Top 4 out of 1000+ competitors at CalHacks 2015.

HappyHour

Pebble app that allows users to keep track of their BAC in real time, and give them the option to call an Uber to their location

Won best use of Uber API prize at Hack the North 2015; featured on Devpost‘s top projects.

ScenicJogger

Web Application that empowers citizens to explore historical landmarks in their cities by intelligently recommending jogging routes around historical landmarks.

Daily Bruin Projects


Spectrum

Redesign for Daily Bruin's photo blog website.

Define Your Dorm

Interactive Community Building Page for Daily Bruin's graduation issue; Similar to LA Times' project,
I Live Here

UCLA Unseen

Interactive video card + pins on Google Map display to display the hidden treasures of UCLA

Publications & Writings | google scholar profile


Learning Human Utility from Video Demonstrations for Deductive Planning in Robotics


November 2017

Nishant Shukla, Yunzhong He, Frank Chen

Conference on Robot Learning (CoRL) 2017 | Mountain View, CA

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Intelligent multi-spectral IR image segmentation


April 2017

Kang (Frank) Chen, Andrew Luong, Stephen Heim, Maharshi Patel, Thomas Lu, Tien-Hsin Chao, Edward Chow, Gilbert Torres

SPIE Optical Pattern Recognition and Tracking XXVIII 2017 | Anaheim, CA

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Cross-correlation and image alignment for multi-band IR sensors


April 2016

Kang (Frank) Chen, Andrew Luong, Mallory Dewees, Xinyi Yan, Thomas Lu, Tien-Hsin Chao, Edward Chow, Gilbert Torres

SPIE Optical Pattern Recognition XXVII 2016 | Baltimore, MD

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Learning Human Utility from Video Demonstrations for Deductive Planning in Robotics


Conference on Robot Learning (CoRL) Poster Presentation 2017 | Mountain View, CA

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Generative Grammar from Internal Fluents


UCLA 199: Independent Research, March 2017

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Visualizing Human Utility from Video Demonstrations for Deductive Planning in Robotics


UCLA Undergraduate Research Poster Day, May 2017

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Visualizing Human Utility from Video Demonstrations for Deductive Planning in Robotics


UCLA 199: Independent Research, March 2017

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Cybersecurity & IoT Ethical Analysis Paper


Kang (Frank) Chen, Matthew Lin, Arko Dewri, Shitij Gupta, Arvin Nguyen

UCLA ENGR 183EW: Engineering Ethics, Winter 2017

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LA Crime Data Analysis & Visualization


UCLA CS 170A: Mathematical Modeling, Winter 2016

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