Category Archive: US travel

Travel to destinations in the US for work.

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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Mar 21

Global UGRAD Program – My UNH Experience

It’s been 7 months today since I arrived at UNH.  I’m from Honduras, and came here as part of the Global UGRAD Program. I got accepted at the UNH ECE Department for the Computer Engineering program. Universities in the U.S. are very different from those in other countries, so it took some time to get used to so …

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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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Jun 25

Reporting from Driving Assessment '09

During the fourth week of June 2009, the biannual Driving Assessment conference was held at the beautiful Big Sky Resort, Montana. This is one of the most important driving related conferences. Andrew Kun and I had a poster presentation here, with the following title: Comparison of the Effects of Two Push-to-Talk Button Implementations on Driver …

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Feb 11

Sensonomy Lecutre at IUI'09 by Jun Rekimoto

Yesterday brought an inspiring talk by Jun Rekimoto, the director of the Interaction Lab at Sony CSL and Professor at the University of Tokyo. The topic of the talk was Sensonomy, a new term coined by Jun which fuses Folksonomy with wireless sensor networks. The basic idea behind Sensonomy is to integrate the virtual and …

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Feb 09

Reporting from MIAA at IUI'09

Hello Everyone, Yesterday, on February 8th 2009, I gave a presentation at the Multimodal Interfaces for Automotive Applications workshop, at this years Intelligent User Interfaces Conference. The title of my presentation was: Effects of Different Push-To-Talk Solutions on Subjective Driver Satisfaction. The presentation went very well. The listeners seemed to have a great connection with …

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Dec 02

Behavioral Screening – Biometric Security

Interesting Israeli device “This ‘brain-fingerprinting,’ or technology which checks for behavioral intent, is much more developed than we think.” http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/12/02/airport.security/index.html

Aug 07

The Intelligent Environments Conference '08

A few day ago, Prof Andrew Kun, Andras Fekete and I visited the Intelligent Environments ’08 Conference in Seattle, WA. An earlier post already introduced this conference on eceblogger. We presented three works there. Andras had a great poster on the deployment of his new P54 PDA software. The poster session took place in the …

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Aug 05

Visit to Microsoft Research

A couple of weeks ago I spent a day visiting Microsoft Research and gave a talk on our lab’s work on in-car speech user interfaces. My hosts were two Microsoft researchers, Tim Paek and Ivan Tashev. I was also accompanied by one of my graduate students, Oszkar Palinko. As part of the visit Ivan gave …

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Jun 22

Reporting from YRRSDS08

My colleague, Zeljko Medenica and I are participating at this year’s Young Researchers’ Roundtable on Spoken Dialog Systems in Columbus, Ohio. This is a very interesting event with lots of young speech researchers from all over the world. There are also representatives from different research and development companies interested in spoken dialog systems like: Microsoft …

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