Ricardo (Richard) Tucker

Hello! I am a first year student pursuing the accelerated master's degree from the Entertainment Technology Center. I will be graduating from Carnegie Mellon in Spring 2018 with a degree in Computer Science and a minor in Animation and Special Effects. Ultimately, I would like to enter the industry as a technical artist or a software engineer.

I have previous work experience working as an intern on Facebook's Social VR team, developing their Oculus app Facebook Spaces. I did technical art work for the Identity sub-team, writing Unity editor tools for the team's artists working on user avatars. Currently, I am the Lead VR Developer on a research project through Carnegie Mellon's Laboratory for Interactive Computing Systems creating VR experiences controlled through a wearable elbow EKG sensor for pre-prosthesis patients to teach them how to properly use their prosthetics.

Outside of professional work and academia, I am also very involved on Carnegie Mellon's campus life. I have worked as a part of CMU's undergraduate orientation staff for 3 years, serving as one of the seven 2017 Head Orientation Counselors in charge of hiring and training the 150+ student staff members and organizing the first-year events for the week before classes start. I am also a proud brother of the Sigma Phi Epsilon social fraternity, in which I have held several leadership and mentor-based roles.

Current Project: Immersion Semester

Internship: Facebook - Social VR

3D Modeling
3D Animation
Technical Artist
Visual FX Art
Audio
Programming



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