You have reached Stephen P. Tarzia's web space. I am a Sr. Computational Research Consultant at the Kellogg School of Management. I also publish Gun Memorial and I was recently a Professional Fellow at the Knight Lab at Northwestern University.
Previously, I worked as an engineering manager, a product manager, and as a senior software engineer a various startups in Chicago (see my resume for details).
I completed a Ph.D. program at Northwestern University in August of 2011 in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department. My advisor was Professor Peter Dinda, and I worked on mobile systems, with an emphasis on acoustic sensing. My other interests include music technology, operating systems, electronics design automation, optimization algorithms, Internet telephony, embedded systems, architectural acoustics and high-performance computing.
My graduate work was funded by Northwestern University through various fellowships and through my advisors' National Science Foundation grants.
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RT @GunMemorial: Gun Memorial is wearing black this week to mourn the loss of 50 innocent lives at #PulseNightclub in Orlando.
We're fundraising for an art+science project that I'm helping with. Yes, that's me doing the voiceover: t.co/N73Fg7p2lY
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@svlafraniere Can we talk about somehow presenting the photos and stories we're publishing at @GunMemorial to the NYTimes' audience?
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@aetnahelp Yes, please. She's really frustrated at the moment.
@AetnaHelp my friend in VA called every local doc. They all said they got a memo saying not to accept her Aetna Marketplace ins. What gives?
@aetna my friend in VA called every local dr. and they ALL said they got a memo saying not to accept her Aetna Marketplace ins. What gives?
Can you give me a boost on reddit? t.co/Ja5uamgTGJ
@RepMDean Maybe you can get more support for bills 1010, 1020 & 1030 using the photos we are publishing at t.co/c5JO1XvCvq? #GPCall
@kaylaVRGL You're right that media coverage of gun violence is biased. We're trying to change that at t.co/c5JO1XvCvq #gpcall
Prem presented our acoustics research at the AES Convention in Budapest.
I began work as an iPhone software engineer at an exciting Chicago startup called VaporStream.
I successfully defended my PhD thesis "Acoustic Sensing of Location and User Presence on Mobile Computers." :)
Added a room identification listening test.
Our paper Indoor Localization Without Infrastructure Using the Acoustic Background Spectrum will be presented at MobiSys’11 in June.
Our paper Display Power Management Policies in Practice will be presented at ICAC’10 in June.
Sonar Power Manager version 0.8 released.
Sonar Power Manager featured on slashdot.org tech news site.
USENIX’09 Annual Technical Conference summaries published. I wrote several of these summaries.
First public release of Sonar Power Manager, version 0.7.
Presented Sonar poster at USENIX’09 Annual Technical Conference in San Diego.
Updated remotecmd code for newer kernels.