Hello and welcome! I’m Tan Gemicioglu, currently a rising fourth year undergraduate in Computer Science at Georgia Tech. I’m a researcher in Georgia Tech’s Contextual Computing Group, advised by wearable computing pioneer Thad Starner. I’m interested in developing symbiotic interfaces, devices that integrate with their users’ physiology while learning alongside them to enable new abilities and enhance existing ones. My research primarily focuses on wearable technology for new communication modalities and faster skill acquisition but broadly draws from influences across human-computer interaction, machine learning and neuroscience.

Currently, I work with the Audio and Acoustics group at Microsoft Research, investigating brain-computer interfaces. I also serve as a member of the BCI Society’s Postdoc and Student Committee.

I was previously the Vice President of RoboJackets, Georgia Tech’s premier competitive robotics organization, where I directed the operations of 400 students in building, designing and programming robots for national and international competitions. I’ve also been a teaching assistant for CS6601: Artificial Intelligence in Georgia Tech’s Online Master’s Program as well as CS3001: Computing and Society.

In my free time, I enjoy cooking Mediterranean-Asian fusion food and I’m an avid reader of science fiction and fantasy.


Aug 22, 2022

Finished my internship project on tongue gesture recognition and back to Georgia Tech. Look forward to sharing our findings at ISWC/UbiComp and beyond!

May 16, 2022

Started internship at Microsoft Research with the Audio and Acoustics group’s brain-computer interface team!

May 05, 2022

Attended CHI 2022 in New Orleans. Excellent discussions and really enjoyed meeting folks at my first in-person HCI conference!

Apr 13, 2022

Presented on Passive Haptic Rehearsal at Georgia Tech’s Undergraduate Research Symposium and earned the 2nd place Oral Presentation Award!

Mar 22, 2022

Earned the PURA Travel Award to support my travel to New Orleans for CHI 2022. Thank you UROP!

Mar 11, 2022

My position paper on Passive Haptic Rehearsal was accepted to the Intelligent Music Interfaces workshop at CHI 2022!

Jan 04, 2022

Our work on SilentSpeller was featured by BuzzFeed and other media outlets.

Dec 20, 2021

Joined the BCI Society Postdoc and Student Committee to organize an open science initiative for BCI learning resources.

Oct 15, 2021

Our full paper for SilentSpeller was accepted to CHI 2022!