Quality of Life TechnologiesContext Aware Human-Robot and Human-Agent Interaction (TBD)
- Course DescriptionThis course explores the historical and state-of-art issues in virtual agents and social or personal assistive robots. Particular topics to be covered include: human factors, context-aware computing, intelligibility, affordability, security and privacy, accessibility, affective computing, interruptions in human-computer interaction, location-based computing, activity recognition, and social concerns. The course will primarily consist of discussion of reading assignments. Guests from academia and industrial research labs will be invited to facilitate discussion as appropriate. This course will focus more on class discussions and demos rather than lectures.
Research Methods in Human-Computer InteractionIntelligent Healthcare in Ubiquitous Computing Environments (TBD)
- Course DescriptionThis course will provide an overview of current research topics in ubiquitous computing by reading and discussing the recent literature drawn primarily from conferences such as Ubicomp, Pervasive, CHI, and UIST, as well as from magazines and journals such as IEEE Pervasive and Personal and Ubiquitous Computing. Students will be exposed to ubicomp applications, tools for building ubicomp systems, sensing systems, and issues with evaluating and using ubicomp systems. This course will primarily focus on smart environments, healthcare and assistive applications and secondarily cover topics in distributed systems, software engineering, and hardware design. There are no prerequisites for this class, and students from all backgrounds are invited to participate.