Category Archive: Talk

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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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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Apr 12

Bryan Reimer Lecture at UNH

On April 5th, 2011 Bryan Reimer visited our labs at Project54 and gave a talk within the ECE900 seminar course. Bryan is a Research Scientist at MIT‘s AgeLab. His scientific interest includes workload assessment in simulated and non-simulated driving environments. The talk he gave was titled “Measuring the Cognitive Component of Driver Workload and Distraction”. …

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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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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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Sep 27

Don Norman's Talk on BoS2009

Have you ever thought about what the most important rule of designing products for customers is? By treating them how they are, and not how we want them to be. This is just one of the arguments that the author of the book “The Design of Future Things” Don Norman presented in his talk at …

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May 25

PhD Final Oral Defense of Minyi Zhong

On May 19th 2010, Minyi Zhong defended his PhD dissertation at Boston University. His dissertation topic is “Distributed control and optimization for power limited cooperative systems”. Minyi Zhong is a graduate student of Boston University’s Division of Systems Engineering. His dissertation committee includes Prof. Christos G. Cassandras (adviser) and Prof. John Baillieul, Prof. Yannis Paschalidis …

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May 11

Marcelo Gleiser Talk at UNH, May 2010

On May 10th 2010 Marcelo Gleiser gave a very inspiring talk at the University of New Hampshire. The lecture’s title was: A Tear at the Edge of Creation, which is also the title of professor Gleiser’s new book. The lecture was part of the CEPS Frontiers Lecture Series. Marcelo Gleiser is a distinguished physicist and …

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Apr 01

Bret Harsham talk at UNH

A couple of weeks ago our ECE department hosted Bret Harsham of Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs (MERL) as a part of the ECE900 graduate seminar. Bret gave a very interesting lecture about the ways of shortening voice dialogs through using a contextual push-to-talk button. The title of the lecture was “Contextual Push-to-Talk: Shortening Voice Dialogs …

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Mar 18

Marko Popovic Lecture at UNH

On the 25th of February Dr Marko Popovic gave a talk at UNH in the series of Graduate Seminar lectures of the ECE department (ECE900). The title of the lecture was: “Many Endeavors a Few Successes; an Ordinary Story of the 21st Century ‘Renaissance’ = Multidisciplinary Researcher”. This lecture was geared towards graduate students who …

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