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Brian Trager

Department Chair
Department of Information and Computing Studies
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

585-286-5318
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Brian Trager

Department Chair
Department of Information and Computing Studies
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Education

BS, MS, Rochester Institute of Technology

585-286-5318

Areas of Expertise

Currently Teaching

NMAD-181
4 Credits
This course builds upon the programming skills developed in Programming Fundamentals I Mobile Domain and will cover more advanced object-oriented programming concepts, logical structures, and algorithms. Visual information system modeling, graphical user interfaces and software testing topics will also be covered. Students will be working individually on mobile-related projects as well as working with other students in team-based projects.
NMAD-261
4 Credits
This course builds upon the cross-platform development skills developed in Mobile App Development I and will cover more advanced topics such as geolocation, web services, data acquisition, portable class libraries, shared projects, notifications, and other advanced APIs. Students will be expected to create and publish fully functional apps across multiple platforms.
NMAD-180
4 Credits
This course will provide students with a study of the fundamental concepts, logical structures, and algorithms inherent to computer programming. Students will learn how to write basic object-oriented programs in a contemporary programming language with a focus on mobile application development.
NMAD-260
4 Credits
This course introduces mobile application development utilizing modern development tools to build apps on popular mobile platforms using a contemporary programming language. Students will learn and apply code-sharing techniques to create mobile applications in an efficient manner. This course will also examine mobile development tools, native UIs, navigation, and design patterns to build and publish mobile apps.

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Published Game, Application or Software
Trager, Brian, Wendy Dannels, and Aaron Wade Parker. "MAG: De'VIA." Phone or Smart Device App. Center on Access Technology. 2019.
Published Conference Proceedings
Butler, Janine, Brian Trager, and Byron Behm. "Exploration of Automatic Speech Recognition for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students in Higher Education Classes." Proceedings of the ASSETS '19 The 21st International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility. Ed. Jeffrey P. Bigham. Pittsburgh, PA: ACM, 2019. Web.
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Kushalnagar, R., B. Trager, and K. Beiter. "Assistive View Replay for Deaf Students." RESNA Annual Conference 2012. Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA). Baltimore, MD. 30 Jun. 2012. Conference Presentation.