Category Archive: Conferences

Jun 24

Former Civil Engineering Grad Student Receives Award From AWWA

Zwerneman_Collins AWWA Award

Pictured L-R: Andrew DeGraca, Chair of the AWWA Technical & Educational Council, M. Robin Collins, Professor and Chair of the Department of Civil Engineering, John Zwerneman, former Civil Engineering graduate student and award winner, and Jeff Nason, Chair of the AWWA Academic Achievement Award Committee. John Zwerneman, former Civil Engineering graduate student, was recently awarded …

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Mar 29

Reporting from ETRA 2012

This year’s Eye Tracking Research and Applications conference is held in picturesque Santa Barbara, California. This gathering is the premier venue for cutting-edge eye tracking research in the world. The keynote speech was given by Andrew Campbell of Dartmouth College. He is interested in figuring out how smartphones can be used to infere about people’s …

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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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Oct 19

2011 NEC HFES Student Conference

This past Friday I traveled to Boston for the 2011 Student Conference organized by the New-England Chapter of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. It was hosted at the Microsoft NERD Center in Cambridge, with a beautiful view of the Charles River Basin, shown in the figure above. Project54 had seven UNH graduate and undergraduate students in attendance: Zeliko Medednica, Shawn …

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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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Jul 06

Pupillometry presentation at Driving Assessment 2011

On June 29th I gave a lecture presentation at the Driving Assessment conference held at Squaw Creek Resort on beautiful Lake Tahoe, CA. The title of the talk was Exploring the Influence of Light and Cognitive Load on Pupil Diameter in Driving Simulator Studies. You can find our accompanying conference paper here. After the lecture …

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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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Feb 11

A Visit to NavLab at Carnegie Mellon University

At this year’s AutmotiveUI Conference in Pittsburgh I met Aaron Steinfeld who was kind enough to give us a tour of NavLab at the world renowned Robotics Institute of CMU. The following photo shows Aaron with the latest NavLab vehicle, No 11. The lab focuses on developing autonomous vehicles, a.k.a. robot cars. They are equipped …

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Dec 17

Automotive UI 2010

This November, a few of my colleagues and I attended the Automotive UI 2010 Conference, held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The conference attracted a significant number of high quality presenters active in the field of automotive user interface research and design. It was held during two consecutive days and had the Bill Gates building at the …

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