Publications

 

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Denisa Qori McDonald, Erin T. Solovey (2017). User Identification from fNIRS Brain Data Using Deep Learning. In Proceedings of 2017 Conference on Neuroadaptive Technology.


Ruixue Liu, Erin Walker, Erin T. Solovey (2017). Toward Neuroadaptive Personal Learning Environments. In Proceedings of 2017 Conference on Neuroadaptive Technology.


Joel Chan, Pao Siangliulue, Denisa Qori McDonald, Ruixue Liu, Reza Moradinezhad, Safa Aman, Erin T. Solovey, Krzysztof Z. Gajos, and Steven P. Dow. Semantically far inspirations considered harmful?: Accounting for cognitive states in collaborative ideation. In Proceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Creativity and Cognition, C&C '17, pages 93-105, New York, NY, USA, 2017. ACM. [slides]


Ruixue Liu, Gabriela Marcu, Erin T. Solovey. Mindful Shopping: A Compulsive Buying Disorder Management Tool. In Proceedings of ACM CHI 2017 Workshop on Interactive Systems in Healthcare (WISH 2017).


Reza Moradinezhad, Erin T. Solovey. Integrating Brain and Physiological Sensing with Virtual Agents to Amplify Human Perception. In Proceedings of ACM CHI 2017 Workshop on Amplification and Augmentation of Human Perception.


Denisa Qori McDonald & Erin T. Solovey. (2017). AgileFood: Facilitating Adaptive Food Donation to Address Hunger & Reduce Waste. In Proceedings of ACM CHI 2017 Workshop on Designing Sustainable Food Systems.


Denisa Qori McDonald, Rachel Greenstadt, Girija Kaimal, Erin T. Solovey. Mental Health Markers in Language and Brain Data: Potential Diagnostic Use and Privacy Concerns. In Proc. of ACM CHI 2017 Symposium on Computing and Mental Health. 2017.


Erin T. Solovey, Pallavi Powale, M.L. Cummings. A field study of multimodal alerts for an autonomous threat detection system. In Proc. of HCI International 2017 19th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. 2017.


F. Tucker, E. T. Solovey, C. Geib, F. Lee. Veneer: A Digital Visual Novel Game Exploring Player Empathy. In Proc. Meaningful Play. East Lansing, MI. October, 2016.


Shelby Keating, Erin Walker, Anil Motupali, Erin T. Solovey. Toward Real-time Brain Sensing for Learning Assessment: Building a Rich Dataset. In Proc. ACM CHI 2016 Extended Abstracts. San Jose, CA. May, 2016.


Erin T. Solovey, Ruixue Liu, Reza Moradinezhad. Advanced Interaction Research in Autonomous Vehicles. In Proc. ACM CHI 2016 Workshop on HCI and Autonomous Vehicles: Contextual Experience Informs Design. San Jose, CA. May, 2016.


Giulio Jacucci, Stephen Fairclough, Erin T. Solovey. Physiological Computing. IEEE Computer. 2015. [Editor Roundtable Discussion]


Jeanne Reis, Erin T. Solovey, Jon Henner, Kathleen Johnson, Robert Hoffmeister. ASL CLeaR: STEM Education Tools for Deaf Students. Proc. ASSETS’15. (Poster paper) ACM. 2015.


Fei Gao, M.L. Cummings & Erin T. Solovey, "Designing for Robust and Effective Teamwork in Human-Agent Teams." in The Intersection of Robust Intelligence (RI) and Trust in Autonomous Systems, Ed.: W. Lawless, Springer.


Daniel Belyusar, Bruce Mehler, Erin T. Solovey, & Bryan Reimer. "The Impact of Repeated Exposure to a Multi-Level Working Memory Task on Physiological Arousal and Driving Performance," Transportation Research Record: Journal of Transportation Research Board. No. 2518, 46-53. 2015


Mark Boyer, M.L. Cummings, Lee B. Spence, Erin T. Solovey. Investigating Mental Workload Changes in a Long Duration Supervisory Control Task, Interacting With Computers (2015).


E.T. Solovey, D. Afergan, A. Venkat, D. Belyusar, B. Mehler, B. Reimer. "Enabling Adaptive Autonomy: Brain & Body Sensing for Adaptive Vehicles," Proc. CHI 2015 Workshop on Autonomous Driving UX. (2015). [link]


E.T. Solovey, J. Okerlund, C. Hoef, J. Davis, O. Shaer. "Augmenting Spatial Skills with Semi-Immersive Interactive Desktop Displays: Do Immersion Cues Matter?" Proc. Augmented Human. 2015. [link]


E.T. Solovey, D. Afergan, E.M. Peck, S. Hincks, R.J.K. Jacob, “Designing Implicit Interfaces for Physiological Computing: Guidelines and Lessons Learned using fNIRS," ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI) Vol. 21, Iss. 6., 2015. [link]


C. Hoef, J. Davis, O. Shaer, E.T. Solovey, “An In-Depth Look at the Benefits of Immersion Cues on Spatial 3D Problem Solving," ACM Symposium on Spatial User Interfaces (Poster), Honolulu, HI, October 4-5, 2014. [link] [poster]


D. Belyusar, B. Reimer, B. Mehler, D. Afergan, J.F. Coughlin, E.T. Solovey, "Utilizing functional near-infrared spectroscopy to identify cognitive processes contributing to workload in a dual-task environment," Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting (Poster Presentation), Washington, D.C., November 18, 2014. [poster]


F. Gao, M.L. Cummings, E.T. Solovey, “Modeling Teamwork in Supervisory Control of Multiple Robots," IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems [link]


E.T. Solovey, M. Zec, E. Garcia Perez, B. Reimer, B. Mehler. Classifying Driver Workload Using Physiological and Driving Performance Data: Two Field Studies. Proc. ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems CHI ’14, ACM Press (2014). Best Paper Award Honorable Mention. [Awarded to top 5%] [link] [video preview]


D. Afergan, E. Peck, E.T. Solovey, A. Jenkins, S. Hincks, E.T. Brown, R. Chang, R.J.K. Jacob. Dynamic Difficulty Using Brain Metrics of Workload. Proc. ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems CHI ’14, ACM Press (2014). Best Paper Award Honorable Mention. [Awarded to top 5%] [link]


C. Berardi, E.T. Solovey, M.L. Cummings "Investigating the Efficacy of Network Visualizations for Intelligence Tasks," Proc. IEEE Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, 2013. [link]


K. Reinecke, D. Flatla, E.T. Solovey, C. Gutwin, K. Gajos, J. Heer, "Many People, Many Eyes: Aggregating Influences of Visual Perception on User Interface Design," Proc. ACM CHI 2013 Extended Abstracts. (2013). [abstract] [website]


A. Girouard, E.T. Solovey, and R.J.K. Jacob, “Designing a Passive Brain Computer Interface using Real Time Classification of Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy,” International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems (2013). [link]


A. Mkrtchyan, J. Macbeth, E.T. Solovey, J. Ryan, M. Cummings. “Using Variable-Rate Alerting to Counter Boredom in Human Supervisory Control,” Proc. Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, 2012. [link]


E.T. Solovey, "Real-time fNIRS Brain Input for Adaptive Robot Autonomy," Proc HRI Pioneers Workshop (2012). [Acceptance Rate: 23%]


E.T. Solovey, B. Mehler, B. Reimer, “Brain Sensing with fNIRS in the Car,” Proc. of International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutoUI), Portsmouth, NH, October 17-19, 2012. [link] [poster]


S. Teller, B.K. Horn, R. Finman. B. Wu, E. Solovey, B. Wang, J. Karraker, Divert and Alert: Mitigating and Warning of Traffic Threats to Police Stopped Along the Roadside. National Institute of Justice Conference. (Poster Presentation). Arlington, VA. June 18-20, 2012. [poster]


E.T. Solovey. Real-time fNIRS Brain Input for Enhancing Interactive Systems. Ph.D. Dissertation, Computer Science Department, Tufts University, Medford, MA. (2012).


E.T. Solovey, K. Jackson, M.L. Cummings, “Collision Avoidance Interface for Safe Piloting of Unmanned Vehicles using a Mobile Device," ACM UIST 2012 Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, ACM Press (2012). [link] [poster]


E.T. Solovey, P. Schermerhorn, M. Scheutz, A. Sassaroli, S. Fantini, R.J.K. Jacob, “Brainput: Enhancing Interactive Systems with Streaming fNIRS Brain Input,” Proc. ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems CHI’12, ACM Press (2012). Best Paper Award Honorable Mention. [Awarded to top 5%] [link]


Peck, E.M., Solovey, E.T., Su, S., Jacob, R.J.K., and Chang, R. “Near to the Brain: Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy as a Lightweight Brain Imaging Technique for Visualization.” InfoVis 2011. (Poster Paper). [link]Best Poster Award


Peck, E. and Solovey, E.T. Neuroscience and Computing. ACM XRDS: Crossroads Magazine 18, 1 (2011), 5-5.[link]


Peck, E. and Solovey, E.T. The sensorium. ACM XRDS: Crossroads Magazine 18, 1 (2011). 14-17. [link]


E.T. Solovey, K. Chauncey, F. Lalooses, M. Parasi, D. Weaver, M. Scheutz, P. Schermerhorn, A. Sassaroli, S. Fantini, A. Girouard, R.J.K. Jacob, “Sensing Cognitive Multitasking for a Brain-Based Adaptive User Interface,” Proc. ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems CHI’11, ACM Press (2011). [Acceptance Rate: 26%] [link]


E.T Solovey, R.J.K. Jacob, "Meaningful Human-Computer Interaction Using fNIRS Brain Sensing," Proc ACM CHI 2011 Workshop on  Brain and Body Interfaces: Designing for Meaningful Interaction (2011). [link]


E. M. Peck, E.T. Solovey, K. Chauncey, A. Sassaroli, S. Fantini, A. Girouard, L.M. Hirshfield, R.J.K. Jacob, “Your Brain, Your Computer, and You,” IEEE Computer, vol. 43, no. 12, December, 2010.


E.T. Solovey, R.J.K. Jacob, Using fNIRS to Support User Interfaces, fNIRS Conference, Cambridge, MA, Oct 15-17, 2010. (Poster Paper) [abstract] [poster]


E. Peck, K. Chauncey, A. Girouard, R. Gulotta, F. Lalooses, E.T. Solovey, D. Weaver, and R. Jacob, “From Brains to Bytes,” XRDS: Crossroads, The ACM Magazine for Students, vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 42-47 (2010). [link]


A. Girouard, E.T. Solovey, R. Mandryk, D. Tan, L. Nacke, R.J.K. Jacob, “Brain, Body and Bytes: Psychophysiological User Interaction,” Proc. ACM CHI 2010 Extended Abstracts. (2010). [link]


A. Girouard, E. Solovey, L. Hirshfield, E. Peck, K. Chauncey, A. Sassaroli, S. Fantini, and R. Jacob, “From Brain Signals to Adaptive Interfaces: Using fNIRS in HCI,” in Brain-Computer Interfaces: Applying our Minds to Human-Computer Interaction, ed. by A. Nijholt and D. Tan, Springer (2010) [link]


E.T. Solovey. "Using Your Brain for Human-Computer Interaction," Doctoral Symposium, ACM UIST 2009 Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, ACM Press (2009). [link]


E.T. Solovey, A. Girouard, K. Chauncey, L.M. Hirshfield, A. Sassaroli, F. Zheng, S. Fantini , and R.J.K. Jacob, “Using fNIRS Brain Sensing in Realistic HCI Settings: Experiments and Guidelines,” ACM UIST 2009 Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, ACM Press (2009). [Acceptance Rate: 18%] [link]


A. Sassaroli, F. Zheng, M. Coutts, L. M. Hirshfield, A. Girouard, E. T. Solovey, R. J. K. Jacob,Y. Tong, B. deB. Frederick, and S. Fantini, " Application of near-infrared spectroscopy for discrimination of mental workloads," SPIE Proceedings 7174, (2009). [link]


L.M. Hirshfield, E.T. Solovey, A. Girouard, J. Kebinger, R.J.K. Jacob, A. Sassaroli, and S. Fantini , “Brain Measurement for Usability Testing and Adaptive Interfaces: An Example of Uncovering Syntactic Workload with Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy,” Proc. ACM CHI 2009 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference, ACM Press (2009). [Acceptance Rate: 24.5%] [link]


M.S. Horn, E.T. Solovey, R.J. Crouser, and R.J.K. Jacob, “Comparing the Use of Tangible and Graphical Programming Languages for Informal Science Education,” Proc. ACM CHI 2009 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference, ACM Press (2009). [Acceptance Rate: 24.5%] [link]


E.T. Solovey, O. Shaer, A. Girouard, L.M. Hirshfield, M.S. Horn, J. Zigelbaum, R.J.K. Jacob, “Programming reality within the reality-based interaction framework,” Proc. ACM CHI 2009 Workshop on Programming Reality (2009).[link]


L.M. Hirshfield, E.T. Solovey, A. Girouard, R.J.K. Jacob, J. Kebinger, M.S. Horn, O. Shaer, J. Zigelbaum, and R.J.K. Jacob, “Using Brain Measurement to Evaluate Reality Based Interactions,” Proc. ACM CHI 2009 Workshop on Challenges in Evaluating Usability and User Experience of Reality-Based Interaction (2009). [link]


Bernstein, M., André, P., Luther, K., Solovey, E. T., Poole, E. S., Paul, S. A., Kane, S. K., and Grudin, J. 2009. CHIstory. In Proceedings of the 27th international Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (Boston, MA, USA, April 04 - 09, 2009). CHI EA '09. ACM, New York, NY, 3493-3494. [pdf][video] Golden Mouse award.


A. Girouard, E.T. Solovey, L.M. Hirshfield, K. Chauncey, A. Sassaroli, S. Fantini, and R.J.K. Jacob, “Distinguishing Difficulty Levels with Non-invasive Brain Activity Measurements,” Proc. INTERACT 2009 Conference (2009). [Acceptance Rate: 29%] [link]


L. Hirshfield, K. Chauncey, R. Gulotta, A. Girouard, E. Solovey, R. Jacob, A. Sassaroli, and S. Fantini, “Combining Electroencephalograph and Near Infrared Spectroscopy to Explore Users' Instantaneous and Continuous Mental Workload States,” HCI International 2009 13th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Springer (2009). [link]


E. T. Solovey. "Using your brain for human-computer interaction," Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. Poster Session (2008).


A. Sassaroli, F. Zheng, L.M. Hirshfield, A. Girouard, E.T. Solovey, R.J.K. Jacob, and S. Fantini, “Discrimination of Mental Workload Levels in Human Subjects with Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy,” Journal of Innovative Optical Health Sciences (2008).[link]


M.S. Horn, E. T. Solovey, R.J.K. Jacob. 2008. Tangible Programming and Informal Science Learning: Making TUIs Work for Museums. Proc. of Interaction Design and Children, (Chicago, IL, USA, June 11-13, 2008). IDC '08. ACM, New York, NY. [link]


R.J.K. Jacob, A. Girouard, L.M. Hirshfield, M.S. Horn, O. Shaer, E. T. Solovey, and J. Zigelbaum, “Reality-Based Interaction: A Framework for Post-WIMP Interfaces,” Proc. ACM CHI 2008 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference, ACM Press (2008). [Acceptance Rate: 22%] [link]


A. Girouard, L.M. Hirshfield, E. Solovey, and R.J.K. Jacob, “Using functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy in HCI: Toward evaluation methods and adaptive interfaces,” Proc. ACM CHI 2008 Workshop on Brain-Computer Interfaces for HCI and Games (2008). [link]


A. Sassaroli, Y. Tong, L. M. Hirshfield, A. Girouard, E. T. Solovey, R. J. K. Jacob, S. Fantini, "Real-time assessment of mental workload with near infrared spectroscopy: potential for human-computer interaction", OSA topical meeting, BIOMED, BMD14 (2008) [link]


M.S. Horn, O. Shaer, A. Girouard, L.M. Hirshfield, E.T. Solovey, J. Zigelbaum, and R.J.K. Jacob, "Putting Tangible User Interfaces in Context: A Unifying Framework for Next Generation HCI," Proc. ACM CHI 2007 Workshop on Tangible User Interfaces in Context and Theory (2007). [link]


R.J.K. Jacob, A. Girouard, L.M. Hirshfield, M. Horn, O. Shaer, E.T. Solovey, and J. Zigelbaum, "What Is the Next Generation of Human-Computer Interaction?," interactions, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 53-58 (May 2007). [link]


R.J.K. Jacob, A. Girouard, L.M. Hirshfield, M.S. Horn, O. Shaer, E.T. Solovey, and J. Zigelbaum, "Reality-Based Interaction: Unifying the New Generation of Interaction Styles," ACM CHI 2007 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference, pp. 2465-2470, ACM Press, Work in Progress paper (2007). [link]


L.M. Hirshfield, A. Girouard, E.T. Solovey, R.J.K. Jacob, A. Sassaroli, Y. Tong, and S. Fantini , "Human-Computer Interaction and Brain Measurement Using Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy," ACM UIST 2007 Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, ACM Press, Poster paper (2007). [link]


A. Girouard, E.T. Solovey, L. Hirshfield, S. Ecott, O. Shaer, and R.J.K. Jacob, "Smart Blocks: A Tangible Mathematical Manipulative," Proc. TEI 2007 First International Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction, pp. 183-186 (2007). [link]


News and other articles:

New Scientist. (February 9, 2016). “Mind-reading tech helps beginners quickly learn to play Bach”


New Scientist. (December 17, 2013). “Mind-reading light helps you stay in the zone” [link]


New Scientist. (February 20, 2013). “Brain scanning headset monitors your mental workload” [link]


Corriere della Sera. (May 25, 2012). "Il computer che sa metterti a riposo" [link]


Discovery News. (May 21, 2012). “Fix Stress Overload with a ‘Brainput’ System” [link] [pdf]


Smartplanet Smart Takes. (May 20, 2012). “Wearable brain sensor helps workers multitask” [link] [pdf]


IEEE Spectrum Tech Talk (May 17, 2012). “Wearable Brain Scanner Tells Your Computer When You’re Overwhelmed” [link] [pdf]


Haaretz (May 16, 2012). [link] [pdf] [Translated]


Wired UK. (May 15, 2012). “MIT’s ‘Brainput’ offloads human multitasking to a computer” [link] [pdf]


Engadget. (May 15, 2012). “MIT’s Brainput reads your mind to make multitasking easier”[link] [pdf]


Technology Review. (May 14, 2012)."A Computer Interface that Takes a Load Off Your Mind" [link] [pdf]


Extremetech. (May 14, 2012). “MIT’s Brainput boosts your brain power by offloading multitasking to a computer,”[link] [pdf]


"Mind-reading Computers: It may sound like sci-fi, but one day a computer may sense when you’re stressed and tell you to take a break," Tufts Journal Feb. 3, 2008. [link] [pdf]


"Tufts researchers delve into the human brain with cutting-edge 'light imaging' technology," Tufts Daily Oct. 18, 2007. [link] [pdf]


"Mind controls computer," EE Times Oct. 5, 2007. [link] [pdf]


"Computer Can Tell How Hard You're Working," Fox News Oct. 3, 2007. [link] [pdf]


"Mind-Reading Computers," BBC Focus Magazine Oct. 3, 2007. [link] [pdf]


"Building a computer that reads minds," MSNBC Oct. 2, 2007. [link] [pdf]


"Technology Could Enable Computers To 'Read The Minds' Of Users," Science Daily, Oct. 1, 2007. [link] [pdf]


K. Colborn and D. Rowe, "Tufts University attracts women to computer science," Diversity/Careers in Engineering & Information Technology, Vol. XVI, No. 3, pp. 83-84 (Summer/Fall 2007). [link] [pdf]


J. C. Keller, "Technology May Bridge Emotion Gap between Humans and Computers," Engineering eNews, (May 2007). [link] [pdf]


M. Mandeville, "A Smooth Transition," Tufts.edu, (April 23, 2007). [link] [pdf]