Summer Lunch & Learn: Wearable Sensors and Infrared Cameras
Fostering Interdisciplinary Research at UMBC
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 · Noon - 1 PM
Online : via Webex
Join us for a virtual series of informal talks on a variety of interdisciplinary topics.
Students, faculty, and staff — bring your own lunch and stay connected with the UMBC academic community. Read below for ways to join this virtual event.
“Interdisciplinarity” is a term frequently used in academia. But what is it, and how does a public university like UMBC promote interdisciplinary research while making it accessible to students and faculty? The User Studies Labs (USL), located in the Information Systems Department, equipped and managed by the Interactive Systems Research Center (ISRC), offer an answer to that question.
Join Dr. Andrea Kleinsmith and learn how newly acquired wearable sensors and infrared cameras for measuring human behavior enables collaborative research across various disciplines at UMBC, and helps faculty integrate teaching and research.
Bio: Andrea Kleinsmith is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Systems and Director of the Interactive Systems Research Center. Andrea’s research interests are in human-computer interaction and affective computing. Andrea investigates training in complex real-world situations with populations such as paramedics and surgical trainees. Her focus is on measuring and modeling affective nonverbal behavior, such as body expressions and physiological responses. Dr. Kleinsmith received a PhD in Computer Science from University College London, UK, an MSc in Computer Science from the University of Aizu in Japan, and a BA in Psychology from the University of Oregon.
This talk will be followed by a period of Q&A, so either post your questions in the comment section before the event starts, or in the WebEx chat once the event starts.