Ricardo Tucker

I am a second year student pursuing the accelerated master's degree from the Entertainment Technology Center. I recently graduated from Carnegie Mellon in May 2018 with a degree in Computer Science and a minor in Animation and Special Effects. I mainly focus on VR and AR development, exploring different practical purposes for the technology such as using them as training tools or for education.

My most recent work experience was with CMU Professor Rita Singh, developing a virtual reality application of her voice profiling research. The app records a guest's voice, and generates a 3D estimation of the guest's face solely based on the vocal analysis. This past September, I presented this project at the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting of New Champions 2018 conference in Tianjin, China to about 2,000 participants from around the globe.

Some of my other previous experience includes working as a Technical Artist intern for Facebook's Social VR team, developing internal editor tools for the team's 3D artists, and creating a Star Wars-themed VR attraction and a Legend of Zelda-themed Wii game as part of Carnegie Mellon's Spring Carnival.

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. Currently, I am a counselor for CMU Camp Kesem, a week-long summer camp to give fun and a support group for children ages 6-16 whose parents have been affected by cancer. I am also a proud brother of the Sigma Phi Epsilon social fraternity, in which I have held several leadership and mentor-based roles.

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Current Project: Kaleidoscope

Role: Technical Artist

Internship: CMU Language Technology Institute: Voice Profiling

3D Art
Technical Artist

Past Projects

  • Pupil