Education

The University of Texas at Austin [Aug 2013 – Present]

Bachelor of Science, Computer Science ’18

Bachelor of Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering ’18

 
Awards: Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Distinguished College Scholar 2014 – 2015, University Honors Fall 2013 – Spring 2015
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  • Physical Simulation (CS 395T) [grad course[
  • Artificial Intelligence (CS 343)
  • Advanced Computer Architecture (EE 460N)
  • Human Robot Interaction (EE 382V) [grad course]
  • Algorithms (CS 331)
  • Probability and Random Processes (EE 351K)
  • Computer Graphics (CS 354)
  • Operating Systems (CS 439)
  • Signal Processing (EE 313)
  • Digital Logic Design (EE 316)
  • Computer Organization and Architecture (CS 429)
  • Data Structures (CS 314)
  • Discrete Math for Computer Science (CS 311)
  • Intro to Programming (CS 312)
  • Research in Electrical and Computer Engineering (EE 360)
  • Software Design and Implementation I Honors (EE 312)
  • Circuit Theory (EE 411)
  • Introduction to Embedded Systems (EE 319K)
  • Introduction to Computing (EE 306)
  • Introduction to Electrical Engineering (EE 302)
  • Engineering Communications (ASE 333T)
  • Linear Algebra (M 340L)
  • Differential Equations (M 427K)
  • Sequences, Series, and Multivariable Calculus (M 408D)
  • Differential and Integral Calculus (M 408C)
  • Electricity and Magnetism (PHY 303L)
  • Mechanics (PHY 301)
  • Laboratory for PHY 303L (PHY 103N)
  • Laboratory For PHY 301 (PHY 101L)
  • Introduction to Economics (EE 302)
  • Rhetoric And Writing (RHE 306)
  • Masterworks of Literature (E 316K)
  • The United States, 1492-1865 (HIS 315K)
  • American Government (GOV 310L)
  • Early Italian Renaissance Art (ARH 331K)
  • Power of Story (UGS 303)

 

Bishop Gorman High School [Aug 2009 – Jun 2013]

Scholars Diploma with First Honors

 
Awards: AP Scholar with Distinction, Programming Student of the Year 2009, Cox Stars of Science – 2nd Place, National Honor Society
 

Work Experience

X — Software Engineering Intern, Robotics [Starting May 2017]

Will be working on human-robot interaction. Mountain View, California.
 

Google — Software Engineering Intern, Project Tango [May 2016 – Aug 2016]

Worked on experimental augmented reality. Created environmental lighting system allowing more photorealistic lighting and reflections in augmented reality for Tango SDK. Published Google Developer Blog post with tutorial for usage. Also experimented with video stabilization. Experience in computer vision, computer graphics, and computational photography. Worked with C++, Unity, and Java. Mountain View, California.
 

Google — Software Engineering Intern, Chrome for Android [May 2015 – Aug 2015]

Served as an intern on tools and infrastructure for Chrome for Android. All code is open source as part of Chromium. Wrote test infrastructure for sign-in authentication test. Also created parametrizable testing framework. All my code is open source as part of Chromium! Worked with Java, Python, and C++. Mountain View, California.
 

Accordion Health — Software Engineer [Aug 2014 – Jan 2015]

Used machine learning for health care data analytics. Clustered co-morbidity for several sets of patients. Experience in data visualization. Worked with R, Python, and D3.js. Austin, Texas.
 

Sunfish — Software Engineer [Apr 2014 – Aug 2015]

Served as full stack developer for web application as part of tech start-up that allows people to create stock-trading algorithms. Worked with Java, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Austin, Texas.
 

Internet Marketing Inc. — Web Developer Intern [Jun 2013 – Aug 2013]

Set up Unix servers and configured SQL databases. Developed over 20 websites in the summer. Managed and maintained cloud servers. Worked with HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, and jQuery. Las Vegas, Nevada.
 

Microsoft — Software Development Engineering Intern, Xbox [Jun 2012 – Aug 2012]

Created the Xbox Games application that shipped with Windows 8. Sold an iOS application to Microsoft prior to joining the Xbox team while I was in high school. Worked with C++. Redmond, Washington.
 

Research

Robotics Lab at UT Austin, Dr. Andrea Thomaz/Dr. Scott Niekum [Jan 2016 – Present]

Research in human robot interaction in the Personal Autonomous Robotics Lab (PeARL) and Socially Intelligent Machines (SiM) Lab. Experience in behavior architectures, perception, manipulation, and machine learning. Austin, Texas.
 

Wireless Networking & Communication Group, Dr. Joydeep Ghosh [Aug 2014 – Jan 2016]

Selected by Professor Joydeep Ghosh in the University of Texas Electrical and Computer Engineering department in the Intelligent Data Exploration and Analysis Laboratory (IDEAL). Lab focuses on machine learning and data mining. Research on making self-driving cars a safe reality using distributed machine learning through wireless mmWave communication in collaboration with Dr. Robert Heath. [In the news] Austin, Texas.
 

Experimental High Energy Physics Group, Dr. Christina Markert [Jan 2014 – Apr 2014]

Relativistic heavy ion research group in experimental high-energy physics. Wrote code to analyze the quark-gluon plasma created after high-energy collisions to study the early universe as part of the ALICE experiment with the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. Code I’ve written ran on the Large Hadron Collider. Austin Texas.
 

Projects

Tango Brick Breaker [2016] [code] [demo] [other demo]

Augmented reality brick breaker game using Google’s Project Tango.
 

Tango Sandbox [2016] [code] [demo] [other demo]

An augmented reality sandbox built on top of Google’s Project Tango.
 

Daydream [2015] [code] [demo]

Social communication over the internet with virtual reality. Powered by Google Cardboard. The goal of this project is to create an immersive communication experience that anyone can use with their phone to communicate in the best way possible. Interact with each other like I’m there.
 

Kirmani.io [2010 – 2016] [code]

This is the one stop shop for all things Sean Kirmani. I keep a blog, manage my email, host my resume, and anything else you can imagine on this domain. I tend to test out and develop new projects on here, and sometimes I might put a completed project on another domain or subdomain. This website runs on a CentOS server.
 

Google Cardboard Base Template [2015] [code]

A simple modularized template to make Google Cardboard VR Projects easily! Based on the idea of modular CardboardObjects.
 

kirmani/code [2015] [code]

A source for all the code I’ve written and committed to Github! A good way to keep track of what I’m working on.
 

Go Slash [2015] [code]

A custom go/ redirect link system for short links.
 

Chrome Hue Ambient Color Picker [2015] [code]

A Chrome extension that makes Phillips Hue lightbulbs match the color of the dominant color of the active window in Google Chrome.
 

Classie [2015] [code]

A simple site that visualizes who has taught a class at UT Austin in previous semesters. Also attempts to predict if a class will be offered again in the future.
 

GradRanker [2015]

A website I made that you can submit your graduate admission statistics, and it uses some fancy machine learning (a deep neural network) to predict whether you would get into a certain graduate school for a certain graduate field. Make it even better by submitting your stats by clicking the plus button in the bottom right on the page!
 

Interactive Sorting Algorithm Visualizations [2015] [code]

An interactive visualization of popular sorting algorithms. Powered by AngularJS.
 

Google Notebook [2014] [code]

A simple notebook webapp built using AngularJS. It supports todos, weather, and universal search powered by Google’s Freebase API. Have any suggestions for cards? Let me know!
 

iOS Resume [2014]

This app is a mobile version of my resume. I made this app in about 2 days, and used it to practice my Objective-C. It dynamically updates based on my personal website, and does not need a software update to display new content.
 

UniXrim [2014] [code]

A jQuery based Unix terminal emulator. It can parse HTML to strictly grab only the text of a blog, and it can open and read text files. (Press the “~” key right now to try it out!)
 

News.ly [2013] [deprecated]

An iOS application that displays RSS feeds in a beautiful way to aggregate the news you want to see. Inspired by Bing News for Windows Phone.
 

FiftyFifty [2012] [site offline]

Test your luck! You are presented with two options in a headline, one good and one bad. There is a 50-50 chance that a good or bad option will appear. Based off of the popular subreddit /r/fiftyfifty and also pulls data from the most popular posts of all time from the subreddit.
 

Xbox Live Mobile [2012]

An iOS application that lets Xbox users see what their friends are up to. Features included the ability to send messages, check achievements, compare with friends, add/remove friends. Inspired by Xbox Games app for Windows Phone. Sold the original application to Microsoft in high school and then interned at Microsoft.
 

Sites I Built

I started designing websites at age 11, when I first learned HTML. Since then, I’ve built lots of sites, mostly for myself, but a few for organizations that I like:
 

Robspin [2015] [code]

Just Rob.
 

IEEE UT [2015] [code]

The University of Texas at Austin Chapter of IEEE.
 

ClockOrBomb.com [2015] [code]

A website to help people learn what a clock is, how it’s not a bomb, and in general let people know about the inclusivity problem in tech. Within the first 12 hours of buying the domain, the site got 10,000 pageviews. In the first 24 hours, it reached 25,000 pageviews. Mentioned by TechCrunch journalist.
 

UT ECE Data Science Engineering [2015] [code]

The big data research page for University of Texas Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. A subset of the Wireless Networks and Communications Group.
 

Facebook Group Interaction Graph [2015] [code]

A visualization of interaction across UT Computer Science students on Facebook. Powered by D3JS, Angular, and the Facebook Graph API.
 

Pi to One Million Digits [2015] [code]

A website that outputs pi accurate to over one million (actually 1,262,625) digits.
 

Toaster [2015] [code]

A terminal toaster emulator.
 

Intelligent Data Exploration and Analysis Laboratory [2014]

The group web page for the Dr. Joydeep Ghosh lab.
 

Conner Spin [2014] [code]

LSD and Conner Lawrence.
 

Kinetic Typewriter [2014] [code]

An online tool that allows users to create typographical art that automatically adjusts text size of a line so that it justifies with the edge. Made out of frustration in an hour after being unable to easily do so in other software.
 

RoosterTweet [2013]

A simple website which aggregates tweets for employees of the company Rooster Teeth.
 

Quoter [2013] [code]

A carousel of some of my favorite quotes.
 

Everything Will Be Fine [2013] [code]

In the midst of the stressful transition process on entering college, I was panicking about the major life change I was going to face. Realizing that I must not be the only one facing these issues, I created a website to remind people that everything is going to be okay.
 

Organizations

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Communications Director, May 2016 – Present

Assistant Officer in Communications, Sep 2015 – May 2016

Member, Aug 2013 – Present

 

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Computer Society

Publicity Chair, Sep 2015 – May 2016

Member, Sep 2015 – Present

 

Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society)

Member by Invitation, Sep 2015 – Present

 

Eta Kappa Nu (Electrical Engineering Honor Society)

Member by Invitation, Sep 2016 – Present

Contact Info

 

Skills & Interests

Specializations

  • Robotics
  • Human–Robot Interaction
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Graphics
  • Augmented Reality
  • Virtual Reality
  • Computer Vision
  • Computational Photography

 

Programming Languages

  • C++
  • C
  • Java
  • Python
  • JavaScript

 

Languages

  • English (fluent, native)
  • Spanish (working proficiency)

 

Talks

Daydreaming in Class: Building Virtual Reality Apps on Android [Apr 2016] [slides]

Lead workshop on virtual reality app development with Google Cardboard for University of Texas IEEE CS.
 

Python Workshop [Nov 2015] [slides]

Talk at University of Texas IEEE CS.
 

Hackathons

TreeHacks [Feb 2016] [code]

Wrote a server and Google Project Tango Android application for multiple devices to share an aligned coordinate frame in augmented reality. Stanford University, Palo Alto, California.
 

CodeRED [Nov 2015] [code] [demo]

Won 2nd Place and Most Creative Project. Made a smart door lock that could be opened on iOS. Made the circuit, HTTP server API, and iOS app from scratch in 24 hours. Used Raspberry Pi, OpenCV, Flask, and iOS Swift SDK. Houston, TX.
 

HackTX [Sep 2015]

Made a hand pose recognizer using the Leap Motion and then helped mentor other teams. Austin, TX.
 

InternHacks [July 2015]

Helped friends make their personal websites. San Francisco, CA.
 

Volunteering

Hour of Code [Dec 2015]

An initiative of code.org, a nonprofit organization committed to pushing the growth and diversity of the computer science community by making the discipline more accessible through one-hour programming tutorials and activities. The Hour of Code program is timed to correspond with Computer Science Education week. The goal is to encourage as many people as possible spend an hour coding during that week.
 

I’m also a …

  • cinephile
  • general music lover
  • candid photographer
  • book worm
  • frisbee enthusiast