You have reached Stephen P. Tarzia's web space. I am currently building a candy delivery service called The Pumpkin Box.
Before graduating in August 2011, I was a Ph.D. student at Northwestern University 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.
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
Thanks @ReflectorApp @AdobeAE @AdobePremiere for allowing even amateurs like me to produce beautiful app demo videos t.co/yRaFEf3tk7
A superb hardware + photo project from an NU prof to make lecture videos: t.co/dB05SXj96r
Updated ClapIR to work on iOS7 plus added Spanish & German language localizations. Mögen Sie Schallleistungspegel? t.co/lnuA7xT2UT
I released Badminton Footwork Trainer version 2.3. Y'all keep working those feet. t.co/bZMnVorIgt
Saw a window washer rappel past my 97th floor @Vaporstream office window. I'm not any kind of "ninja". He is. t.co/vstcmojEwo
Why we develop *native* mobile apps: t.co/fBz6qcU4Rt
RT @VaporStream: Vaporstream engineers in turbo mode: t.co/o5iCTI7unh
I finally posted our old Batphone demo video on youtube. It's indoor localization without infrastructure, 2011 style. t.co/GsRujCdPmm
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.