Dr. Erin Solovey Joins College of Computing & Informatics as Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Dr. Erin Solovey

September 1, 2013 — Dr. Erin Solovey joins Drexel University’s College of Computing & Informatics as an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and will begin teaching undergraduate and graduate courses Winter Quarter 2014.

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 throughout her academic career, including the NSF/CRA Computing Innovation Fellowship and a CHI Best Paper Honorable Mention Award. Dr. Solovey’s work has been featured in MIT Technology Review, Slashdot, Engadget and others, and 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, where she worked in the Human-Computer Interaction Lab. After her graduate studies, she was a postdoctoral fellow in the Humans and Automation Lab (HAL) at MIT.

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