Human-Centered Computing

Driver behavior in electric-vehicle recharging lanes. Intuitive in-vehicle auditory interactions. Assistive technologies for the blind. Social robots for children with autism. Sonification and emotion detection on the road—and in the immersive visualization studio, where dancers and artists create music and visuals through their movements.

From the virtual reality laboratory to the Mind Music Machine Lab, we research how the human mind interacts with technology and how technology interacts with the human mind. We teach digital devices how to recognize and react to human emotion.

"A constant question in the back of our minds is, ‘How can we use technology to improve the lives of those who need it most?’ ” Philart Jeon, associate professor, cognitive and learning sciences, computer science

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