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Name: Zeljko Medenica
Date registered: July 26, 2011

Latest posts

  1. Extracting data from Matlab figures — July 26, 2012
  2. AutomotiveUI 2011 — December 19, 2011
  3. Experiences from the 2011 NEC HFES conference — October 26, 2011
  4. Experiences from MobileHCI 2011 — September 19, 2011
  5. First impressions from Driving Assessment 2011 — June 30, 2011

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Jul 26

Extracting data from Matlab figures

Has it ever happened to you that you have a Matlab figure, but you forgot to save the corresponding data? It happened to me more than once and each time I have to remind myself how to get the data back. Finally, I decided to save the knowledge here for anyone who may run into …

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Dec 19

AutomotiveUI 2011

Last week professor Kun and I came back from AutomotiveUI 2011. This time the conference took place in beautiful Salzburg, Austria. The conference was hosted by the University of Salzburg, located in the city’s “Old Town,” which is well known for its baroque architecture and was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. …

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Oct 26

Experiences from the 2011 NEC HFES conference

Ten days ago Project54 students once again attended the annual NEC HFES student conference. According to the organizers, this year’s conference broke all records with respect to the number of submitted student papers. The picture below shows how the atmosphere at the conference looked like. There were 18 presenters in total, which amounted to the …

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Sep 19

Experiences from MobileHCI 2011

This year’s MobileHCI conference was held in wonderful Stockholm, Sweden. I was lucky enough to have both a paper accepted for publication and also to serve as a student volunteer. Stockholm is a beautiful city. With its 14 islands and numerous bridges, it is rightly referred to as the “Venice of the North. “ Below …

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Jun 30

First impressions from Driving Assessment 2011

Each Driving Assessment conference has been organized in the most beautiful locations. This year is no exception, with the venue taking place at amazing Squaw Creek Valley, CA. The scenery is simply gorgeous, as you can see in the picture below. This is probably the reason why this location was selected for the Winter Olympic …

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Jun 07

Calibrating Steering Encoder for UNH Driving Simulator

Since we upgraded our Drive Safety DS-600C driving simulator with the new version of the software, we noticed that the reading for the steering wheel angle was incorrectly calibrated. Namely, even though the steering wheel can be rotated about 1.5 full turns in both directions (which would amount to approximately -540° to +540° lock-to-lock) the …

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Feb 20

The New Life of Commodore 64

Does this image look familiar? If it does, then you may be interested to know that Commodore 64 is back! Believe it or not, but a company named Commodore USA, LLC just recently decided to bring the timeless classic from the dead. Even though the computer will have the well known look and feel, it …

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Dec 02

Garrett Weinberg's Visit

As a continuation of the great series of lectures in the ECE900 Graduate Seminar, on November 18th we hosted Garrett Weinberg of the Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL). Garrett is a Member of the Research Staff at MERL in Cambridge, MA and I had a chance to work with him for the second year in …

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Nov 24

Report from AutomotiveUI 2010

Ten days ago professors Kun and Miller, Mark, Oskar, David and I participated at the Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications conference (AutomotiveUI 2010). The conference was hosted by the Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. Following last year’s successful start, the conference gained on popularity and fulfilled all the expectations. The program consisted …

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Oct 25

NEC HFES 2010 Student Conference

For a couple of years now our lab has been well represented in the New England Chapter of Human-Factors and Ergonomics Society’s (NEC HFES) student conference and this year was no exception. Traditionally, the conference is held in Boston and this year Microsoft Cambridge provided their meeting room for this event. The nice thing about …

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