You have reached Stephen P. Tarzia's web space. I am an independent R&D engineer affiliated with Epsilon Delta Labs.
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.
So, I quit my job and try to do my own thing (again.) Hopefully I'll have a new software product to announce in the next few months. :)
Far From Equilibrium Translates Turbulence Into Dance -- about my wife Elizabeth's latest project. t.co/yLdVgovBVI
That Apple video link I posted does not play in Chrome. Open it in Safari.
Apple featured one of our customers and my boss Albert in this #wwdc promo video! t.co/1c6irn4qs8 @FastModel #FastDraw
Storms over Gary, Indiana seen from Evanston at sunset. t.co/6dM0ZSx5G0
Our latest project at FastModel Sports: t.co/8kXbFoPkun
Faucet UI fail: Tiny hot-cold label w/reversed direction. Touch sensor turns water off&on as you adjust temperature. t.co/vbMMTIXsPv
Any sports fans out there looking for a Chicago software engineering job? t.co/IhsRe9a8UP
Batphone is now compatible with the latest iPhones and iOS versions: t.co/2SmNfDNijM
I released v3.0 of my Badminton Footwork Trainer app. Now you can create your own numbering scheme for the corners: t.co/xcvAZpMeCZ
I updated my "Badminton Footwork Trainer" iOS app with some new features. Fellow #badminton students, enjoy! t.co/xcvAZpMeCZ
RT @ThePumpkinBox: Roasting marshmallows the easy way -- with a candle! t.co/UINZz0t31r
RT @ThePumpkinBox: Candy as far as the eye can see at the @SWEETSandSNACKS Expo! #sse14 t.co/aowTEdPVSh
Check out my live coverage of the Sweets and Snacks Expo at @ThePumpkinBox
RT @ThePumpkinBox: Peep is getting some pre-show coaching. #sse14 t.co/eosV0At91H
RT @alexshye: Amazing that Whatsapp got to such scale charging users. People aren't used to paying for stuff built on the Internet.. not ev…
RT @thedailynu: A Northwestern alumnus created a Snapchat-like app called Secret Square: t.co/xG7b5PVFM2
@SecretSquareApp v1.0 is finally released! I explain a bit about what it is in this blog post: t.co/tCk5HGDHVa
Windy day at the office. Building is swaying noticeably. t.co/cgo7hXEMbM
I'm hiring a marketing intern for Jan 2014. Looking for someone passionate about privacy and mobile messaging. t.co/I7GYLJirTa
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.