Eliot Winer


Mechanical Engineering
Aerospace Engineering (Courtesy)
Electrical and Computer Engineering (Courtesy)
Director at Virtual Reality Applications Center (VRAC)


1620 Howe
537 Bissell Rd.
Ames, IA 500111096


Honors and Awards
  • State University of New York Research Foundation Promising Inventors Award, 2003
  • Who’s Who Among Graduate Students in America, 2000
  • Academic All Big Ten Conference, 1988 – 1992
  • Ohio State Scholar Athlete, 1988-1992
  • Mortar Board Senior Honor Society (Social Chairperson), 1991-1992
  • ASICS Mens Volleyball Division I All-American, 1992
  • Ohio State Mens Volleyball Most Valuable Player, 1992


  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1999 Title: Development of Visualization Techniques as an Aid in Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Advisor: Dr. Christina L. Bloebaum
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1994 Title: Numerical Analysis of the Rayleigh Problem for the Interior of a Torus Advisor: Dr. William Rae
  • BS, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, The Ohio State University, 1992

Interest Areas

  • Internet Technology for Large-Scale Collaborative Design
  • Medical Imaging, Analysis, and Visualization
  • Multidisciplinary Design Synthesis
  • Computer Aided Design and Graphics
  • Applications in Optimal Design
  • Scientific Visualization
  • Virtual Reality Modeling for Large-Scale Design.


  • Zou R., Kalivarapu V., Winer E., Oliver J., and Bhattacharya S., “Particle Swarm Based Source Seeking in Complex and Noisy Environment”, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, accepted for publication (2015)
  • Noon, C., Holub, J., and Winer, E., “Real-time volume rendering of digital medical images on an iOS device”, SPIE Journal of Medical Imaging, under review (2014)
  • Kopecky, K., de la Cruz, J., and Winer, E., “MetaTracker: Unifying and abstracting 3D motion tracking data from multiple heterogenous hardware systems”, IEEE Access, under second review (2014)
  • Civitate, A., Smith, A., Thompson, F., Kopecky, K., Kelly, J., Gilbert, S., and Winer, E., “Evaluation of a Spatial Vibro-Tactile Alert System Compared to an Audio Alert System in High Cognitive Load Training Scenarios”, Human Factors, under review (2014)
  • MacAllister A., Tsung-Pin, Y., Degenhardt, G., Seal, D., and Winer, E., “Assessing the Feasibility of Manipulating Engineering Geometry using a Microsoft Kinect™ and Computer-Aided Engineering Software, Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, under review (2014)