Worked in the Data Analysis, Visualization, and Communication group, building interactive data visualization tools.
Software intern on the AntBot project, which computationally models ant behavior and translates this to robotic agents. Responsible for writing iPhone apps and networking servers which control and monitor the robots' behavior, as well as designing and implementing a genetic algorithm which evolves the logic for the robots in real-time. See http://sites.google.com/site/unmantbot.
Worked on critical projects for the development of the new ambient computing field. Experience using structured light, camera calibration, object detection, and networking. Technologies used include node.js, WebGL, and flash.
Responsible for designing, creating, implementing and maintaining the website and database for the Performance Curve Database Project, a collaborative platform for researchers to upload and visualize data from their research (http://pcdb.santafe.edu). Consists of 135 scientific datasets uploaded for research by scientists across the world.
A key teaching member during the Supercomputing Challenge Annual Kickoff and the Summer Teacher Institute, where teachers and students from around New Mexico learn the basics of agent-based-modeling, and students are encouraged to participate in technology projects.
Bjorn has been the most outstanding student volunteer I've ever seen here at SFI. He singlehandedly coded our recently launched experimental web enabled Performance Curve Database.
Bjorn Swenson has worked part time at our store in Santa Fe. He installed our POS system along with the initial data input for the system. We found Bjorn to be a quick learner, very productive and efficient with his work. I am pleased to be a reference for Bjorn and give him my highest recommendation.
Bjorn has been a welcome addition to the class. He provides an active imagination and confidence to what he is stating in discussions. The quality of his written work meets and even exceeds my expectations at times. Bjorn has a wry and sardonic sense of humor that I identify with. It also comes across in his writing. I applaud Bjorn's ability.