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Bci Society Psc

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

Pura Travel

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

Urop Symposium

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

Chi2022

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

Back To School Ubicomp

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

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Mobile Robotics for Autonomous Humanitarian Demining

Mobile Robotics for Autonomous Humanitarian Demining

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Competed in the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society’s Humanitarian Robotics and Technologies Challenge by applying machine learning for autonomous mine detection with a metal detector on a low-cost robot platform. Earned 3rd place in the competition and demonstrated robot at ICRA 2017 as a finalist.

Autonomous Navigation for Mobile Robots in Open Terrain

Autonomous Navigation for Mobile Robots in Open Terrain

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Prepared a complete replica of competition in simulation to enable RoboJackets’ Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition robots to be tested realistically. Coded motor control firmware and path planning algorithms to enable more accurate robot motion.

SilentSpeller: Silent Speech Text Entry using Electropalatography

SilentSpeller: Silent Speech Text Entry using Electropalatography

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Created the first-ever silent speech system capable of being used with a large vocabulary while in motion. Made a novel text entry system with capacitive tongue sensing from an oral wearable device to enable a privacy-preserving alternative to speech recognition. Earned the 1st Place Oral Presentation Award at Georgia Tech’s 2021 Undergraduate Symposium, demo presented at CHI 2021 and full paper accepted to CHI 2022. Featured by BuzzFeed and other news outlets in the media.

BrainBraille: A Passively Learnable Brain Computer Interface using fNIRS

BrainBraille: A Passively Learnable Brain Computer Interface using fNIRS

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Developing a new brain-computer interface using fNIRS to detect attempted motor movement in different regions of the body. Converting attempted motions to language to enable more versatile communication options for people with movement disabilities. Earned the President’s Undergraduate Research Award for project.

Passive Haptic Learning for Accelerated Learning of Piano

Passive Haptic Learning for Accelerated Learning of Piano

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Designing a custom vibrotactile haptic glove for enabling faster learning of piano skills. Leading a group of undergraduates in manufacturing glove hardware and organizing user studies to evaluate performance. Earned 2nd place Oral Presentation Award at Georgia Tech’s 2022 Undergraduate Research Symposium, to be presented at Intelligent Music Interfaces Workshop at CHI 2022.

Localization of Working Memory using tfMRI

Localization of Working Memory using tfMRI

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Investigated working memory activity through N-back tasks with different sequence lengths and stimuli based on the Human Connectome Project’s task-based fMRI data. Collaborated with international community of students in Neuromatch academy to localize and characterize prominent regions of activation.

Horizon Worlds: A Community of Practice for Social VR Design

Horizon Worlds: A Community of Practice for Social VR Design

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Using ethnographic methods, studied the online VR community in Horizon Worlds. Based on observational reports and interviews, we found the creative community of world designers to be a prototypical community of practice for designing social VR experiences.

Assistive Smart Stove for Safer Kitchens

Assistive Smart Stove for Safer Kitchens

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Prototyped an intelligent stovetop appliance and mobile app interface to reduce risks of burns and falling objects while assisting with memory lapses in finding ingredients within the kitchen. Conducted Wizard of Oz study on prototype with student participants and collected usability information from interviews, performance, and the NASA-TLX.

Perceived Credibility of Public Health Messages

Perceived Credibility of Public Health Messages

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Examined how credibility of public health messages regarding COVID-19 varies across different platforms (Twitter, original website) and source (CDC, Georgia Department of Health, independent academics) in a controlled experiment.

Tongue Gestures in Head Worn Displays

Tongue Gestures in Head Worn Displays

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Pioneered a new, accessible method of hands-free interaction with head-worn displays using tongue gestures, detected using multimodal sensing capabilities in current VR headsets. Collected a multi-location, multi-sensor dataset of 50,000 gestures across 16 participants.

publications

Passive Haptic Rehearsal for Accelerated Piano Skill Acquisition

Published in Intelligent Music Interfaces Workshop at the 2022 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2022

Tan Gemicioglu, Noah Teuscher, Brahmi Dwivedi, Soobin Park, Emerson Miller, Celeste Mason, Caitlyn Seim, Thad Starner, "Passive Haptic Rehearsal for Accelerated Piano Skill Acquisition." Intelligent Music Interfaces Workshop at the 2022 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2022. https://arxiv.org/abs/2203.12749

SilentSpeller: Towards mobile, hands-free silent speech text entry using electropalatography

Published in Proceedings of the 2022 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2022

Naoki Kimura, Tan Gemicioglu, Jonathan Womack, Richard Li, Yuhui Zhao, Abdelkareem Bedri, Zixiong Su, Alex Olwal, Jun Rekimoto, Thad Starner, "SilentSpeller: Towards mobile, hands-free silent speech text entry using electropalatography." Proceedings of the 2022 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1145/3491102.3502015

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Teaching experience 1

Undergraduate course, University 1, Department, 2014

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Teaching experience 2

Workshop, University 1, Department, 2015

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