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Quantifying the Human Brain During Human-Computer Interaction

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Entrepreneur Collaborative Center

2101 East Palm Avenue · Tampa

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I am please to announce our presentation for August. "Quantifying the Human Brain During Human-Computer Interaction" presented by Dr. Marvin Andujar, Assistant Professor and Lab Director of the Neuro-Machine Interaction research lab in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of South Florida.

The brain is known as the ultimate frontier because of its complexity and undiscovered characteristics. Recently, in computing, there is an interest to study human’s behavior from the brain while they interact with user interfaces or machines to provide feedback to the user. Also, to explore how to decode the interaction of brain’s neurons synapses for quantification. In this talk, we show different methods of quantifying the human brain through brain imagining apparatus and approaches. We demonstrate that is possible to effectively measure the user’s affective state from the brain while they interact with machines and can provide different types of visualizations for further discovery. This work contributes towards helping users to be more aware of their performance while they perform daily tasks. It also contributes towards understanding the human behavior patterns and variability in different situations by using Brain-Computer Interfaces. Furthermore, this talk will discuss the current initiatives of Brain-Controlled Drones and the upcoming Brain-Drone Race.

Dr. Marvin Andujar is an Assistant Professor and Lab Director of the Neuro-Machine Interaction research lab in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of South Florida. He is also a Co-Founder and CEO of the Brain-Drone Racing League. During his Ph.D. studies, Dr. Andujar was recognized as a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, a GEM Fellow, a Generation's Google Scholar, and an Intel Scholar. His research concentration is on Affective Brain-Computer Interfaces where he focuses on measuring and decoding the user’s affective state from the brain during the human-machine interaction. His dissertation work focused on measuring the effectiveness of quantified-self attention feedback from the brain towards user’s attention improvement.

Dr. Andujar was the researcher who started the Brain-Computer Interface initiative in the Computer & Information Science & Engineering Department at the University of Florida. His effort led towards multiple publications in journals and conferences, obtain external funding of $300,000 from the CEO of Intel along with his colleagues, and co-founded the world’s first Brain-Drone Race. The race was showcased in more than 550 news outlets including New York Times, Associated Press, Discovery Channel, and the Verge, and Engadget.