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Dr. Erin Solovey is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Drexel University. Dr. Solovey’s main research area is human-computer interaction, with a focus on emerging interaction modes and techniques, such as brain-computer interfaces and tangible interaction. She is particularly interested in designing, building and evaluating systems to support users dealing with high workload and multitasking, as well as systems that provide novel learning experiences. She also investigates effective human interaction with complex and autonomous systems. She has received several awards including the NSF/CRA Computing Innovation Fellowship and a CHI Best Paper Honorable Mention Award, and her work has been covered in MIT Technology Review, Slashdot, Engadget and others. She has conducted research at MIT Lincoln Laboratory and Microsoft Research. Previously, she was a software engineer at Oracle, and has experience at several startups. She received her bachelor’s degree in computer science from Harvard University, and her M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science from Tufts University, working in the Human-Computer Interaction Lab. After her graduate studies, she was a postdoctoral fellow in the Humans and Automation Lab (HAL) at MIT.
Human-computer interaction, brain-computer interfaces, tangible interaction, machine learning, human interaction with complex and autonomous systems