CAREER: Bridging Cognitive Science and Sensor Technology: Non-intrusive and Multi-modality Sensing in Human-Machine Interactions
The objectives of this Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award are an integrated research and education plan focused on investigation of a non-intrusive biosensing paradigm and multi-modality cognitive inference approach for human-machine systems. The transformative nature of the paradigm under investigation is to build miniature sensing elements on machine surfaces, so that human physiological signals can be acquired non-intrusively in real-time through natural contacts during human-machine interactions. The new inference approach is inspired by human biological learning behaviors and aims to infer human cognitive states based upon individualized and multi-modality cues, including physiological signals, along with integration of various cue-state relation mechanisms. Two test-beds in transportation and medicine will be established to validate the theoretical work.
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