Unearthing Mysteries of the Maya

Apr 11, 2019
Engineer for Exploration

UC San Diego computer science students are venturing into Maya tunnels in Guatemala, and at home in San Diego, to bring these ancient buried sites to virtual life.

Using backpacks full of custom hardware in the field and cutting-edge virtual reality (VR) technology back on campus, these student adventurers are helping archaeologists visualize and preserve their complex excavations.

Part of the Engineers for Exploration (E4E) group, the students are guided by Computer Science and Engineering Professor Ryan Kastner and Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Curt Schurgers. Read more ...