2018 Keynote Speaker
Dr. Marvin Andujar
Kean Alumnus & Assistant Professor at University of South Florida
"Enhancing Human-Computer Interaction with Brain-Computing Interfaces"
Dr. Marvin Andujar is a Kean Alumni from class 2012 where he obtained his Bachelors in both Computer Science and Mathematical Sciences. During his time at Kean, he was a McNair, LSAMP, and NSF Computer Science S-STEM Scholar. He was also the President of the Association of Computing Machinery and Vice-President of the Senior Class. Dr. Andujar is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and Lab Director of the Neuro-Machine Interaction Lab at the University of South Florida, Tampa, FL. He received his Ph.D. in Human-Centered Computing from the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. 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. 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 along with his colleagues led towards multiple publications in journals and conferences, obtain a research funding of $300,000 from the CEO of Intel and co-founded the world’s first Brain-Drone Race. His work has been showcased in more than 550 news outlets across the globe including New York Times, Associated Press, Discovery Channel, a French documentary, Fox News, the Verge, and Engadget.
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 human-machine interaction. His dissertation work focused on measuring the effectiveness of quantified-self attention feedback from the brain towards user’s attention improvement.
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