The papers presented were “Tempo-fit heart rate app: Using heart rate sonification as exercise performance feedback”, “Musical robots for children with ASD using a client-server architecture”, “Listen to your drive: Sonification architecture and strategies for driver state performance”, “LifeMusic: Reflection of life memories by data sonification” and “Towards an in-vehicle sonically-enhanced gesture control interface: A pilot study.”
Adam Feltz co-authored a paper titled “Decision Making Skill: From Intelligence to Numeracy and Expertise.”
It was featured in Cambridge University Press’s Handbook on Expertise and Expert Performance.
This past week, Dr. Myoung “Philart” Jeon and seven of his students from CLS and CS attended the International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications at the University of Michigan.
Dr. Jeon and his team received a tremendously positive response to the tutorial they hosted titled “In-Vehicle Auditory Interactions: Design and Application of Auditory Displays, Speech, Sonification, & Music”.
Lavanya Rajesh Kumar, a first-year graduate student in the Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences, was selected for the prestigious J.N. Tata Endowment Scholarship. The J.N. Tata Endowment for the Higher Education of Indians awards scholars who have distinguished themselves and have had outstanding achievments. Lavanya is advised by Dr. Kevin Trewartha and works in the Aging, Cognition, and Action lab.
Flint teachers recently participated in a four day Teacher Professional Development summer institute at the Great Lakes Research Center. The program, which was funded by General Motors, focused on the Flint River Watershed, drinking water treatment, and wastewater treatment.
“These are the people that are going to change the lives that need to get this work done over the next several decades. If we can reach these teachers, then we can stimulate a process that’s going to engage the young people and that’s where the future is,” said Martin Auer, a Professor in Michigan Tech’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Myounghoon “Philart” Jeon (CLS/CS) and his graduate students Jason Sterkenburg (CLS), Steven Landry (CLS) and Ridwan Khan (CS) presented five papers at the International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD) which was held at Australian National University in Canberra, Australia July 3 through July 7.
The graduate students earned the Best Student Paper Award at the conference. Sterkenburg and Khan’s research proposals were selected for the doctoral colloquium at the conference and their travel was partly supported by NSF.
Myounghoon “Philart” Jeon (CLS/CS) received the best paper award for his paper entitled, “Aesthetic Computing for Representation of the Computing Process and Expansion of Perceptual Dimensions: Cases for Art, Education and Interfaces” at the ArtsIT 2016 Conference held at Aalborg University, Denmark.
Myounghoon Jeon (CLS/ICC), is the principal Investigator on a project which has received a $76,336 research and development grant from George Washington University.
The project is entitled “NRI Music-based Interactive Robotic Orchestration for Children with ASD.”
Kids at Dollar Bay Elementary School are putting on performances this week using two robots. The students have been working with Michigan Tech graduate students as part of the school’s Great Explorations program.
The graduate students are supervised by Assistant Professor Philart Jeon, who coordinates the Mind Music Machine Lab. The group is giving children exposure to technology and the arts.
The theatrical performance is taking place after National Robotics Week.