We are actively recruiting PhD students for 2019 Fall and Postdoc for 2019 Spring. If you're interested in HCI, HRI, Auditory Displays and Sonification, Automotive User Interfaces, Affective Computing, Assisstive Technologies, or Aesthetic Computing, just contact Dr. Jeon.
The Mind Music Machine Lab has moved to Virginia Tech ISE (Industrial and Systems Engineering) Department in August 2018.
The Special Issue on "Sonic Information Design-Part I" was published in Ergonomics in Design.
The Special Issue on "Arts, Aesthetics, and Performance in VR and Telepresence" was published in MIT Journal Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments.
Dr. Jeon has received a new funding from FRA (Federal Railroad Administration) on the project, "Effects on in-vehicle auditory alerts on driver behaviors at highway-rail grade crossings".
Emotional GaRage: A Workshop on In-car Emotion Recognition and Regulation" was successfully held at the International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI’18) in Toronto, Canada, September 23.
The Workshop on "Designing Highly Automated Driving Systems as a Radical Innovation" was successfully held at the International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI’18) in Toronto, Canada, September 23.
International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD2018) was successfully held at Michigan Tech, June 10-15, 2018.
Jason successfully defended his PhD dissertation,"Design and evaluation of auditory-supported air gesture controls in vehicles". Congrats, Dr. Sterkenburg!!
Keith Vertanen, Scott, Kuhl, and Myounghoon Jeon's proposal, "Sensing and Feedback for On-body Input" has been selected for the 2018 Paul Williams Seed Grants of the ICC (Institute of Computing and Cybersystems) at Michigan Tech.
Dr. Jeon has received the 2nd year funding from KATRI (Korea Automobile Testing & Research Institute) on the project, "Development of the safety assessment technique for take‐over in automated vehicles".
Shabnam successfully defended her PhD dissertation, "How do angry drivers respond to emotional music? A comprehensive perspective on assessing emotion". Congrats, Dr. FakhrHosseini!!
Jaclyn ("Musical robot dance freeze for children") and Ridwan ("Musical exercise for people with visual impairments") received Master's Degrees in Computer Science. Congrats!!
Dr. Jeon attended AutomotiveUI 2017, held in Oldenburg, Germany. For this year's conference, Jeon chaired the video program, served as the international panel for the student doctoral colloquium, co-organized the Workshop on "User-Centered Design for Automated Driving Systems" and served as a chair for the Automated Driving session. Jeon also presented two work-in-progress papers and one video at the conference.
Dr. Zheng started a new tenure track faculty position in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at University of Wisconsin-Miilwaukee. Congrats, Jenny!!
Dr. Zheng and Dr. Jeon successfully hosted the workshop on "Perception and Interaction Dynamics in Child-Robot Interaction" at the Robotics: Science and Systems Conference 2017 in collaboration with Dr. Park at George Washington University and Dr. Howard at Georgia Tech.
Shabnam, Eric, and Dr. Jeon successfully hosted the workshop on "New Opportunities for Auditory Interactions in Highly Automated Vehicles" at International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD2017)
Dr. Jeon has received the 1st year funding from KATRI (Korea Automobile Testing & Research Institute) on the project, "Development of the safety assessment technique for take‐over in automated vehicles".
Dr. Jeon gave an invited talk, "Embodied Interaction and Aesthetic Computing" at Georgia Tech.
Dr. Jeon gave an invited talk, "Multimodal Interactions in Connected and Automated Vehicles" at Mobility Tech Talks, Michigan Tech Research Forum.
Dr. Jeon has received the 3rd year funding from MTTI (Michigan Tech Transportation Institute) on the initiative project, "Constructing ENGIN (Exploring Next Generation IN-vehicle INterfaces) Consortium at Michigan Tech".
The tri-M Lab and HCC members successfully hosted the World Usability Day Event. http://icc.mtu.edu/hccwud2016/
Dr. Jeon and tri-M Lab students successfully hosted a tutorial on "In-vehicle auditory interactions: Design and applications of auditory displays, speech, sonifications & music" at AutoUI 2016.
Dr. Jeon has received new funding from DOT (Department of Transportation)-FRA (Federal Railroad Administration) in collaboration with Dr. Lautala. The title of the project is “Driver Behavior at Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Using NDS and Driving Simulators.”
The Mind Music Machine (tri-M) lab warmly welcomes a new Research Assistant Professor, Dr. Zhi "Jenny" Zheng (ECE).
Philart received a research grant from Hyundai Motors Company on the project entitled, “Novel In-vehicle Interaction Design and Evaluation” and will investigate the effectiveness of sonically-enhanced in-vehicle gesture systems and culture-specific sound preference.
Jason, Steven, and Josh's paper, "Towards an in-vehicle sonically-enhanced gesture control interface: A pilot study" has been selected for the Best Student Paper Award at the 22nd International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD2016) held in Canberra, Australia.
Jason and Ridwan's research proposals were selected for the Doctoral Consortium at the International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD2016). Their travel was partly covered by NSF.
Philart attended the Dagstuhl workshop, "Automotive user interfaces in the age of automation". The Dagstuhl workshop is a prestigious invitation-only computer science seminar series.
Philart received the Best Paper Award at ArtsIT Conference, held in Esbjerg, Denmark, with a paper, "Aesthetic computing for representation of the computing process and expansion of perceptual dimensions: Cases for art, education, and interfaces".
Sunny has successfully defended her MS thesis. Congrats, Sunny!! Her thesis title is "Multisensory cue congruency in lane change test".
tri-M Lab has organized the "Robot Theatre Afterschool Program" at Dollarbay Elementary School this spring semester and had two live performances as final outcomes.
Philart gave an invited talk about "Aesthetic Computing" at Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria.
Steven Landry has successfully defended his MS thesis. Congrats, Steven!! His thesis title is "Gettin’ active at passive crossings: Investigating the efficacy of in-vehicle auditory alerts for rail road crossings"
Shabnam has been selected to be a recipient of the Outstanding Scholarship Award from the Dean of Graduate School in 2016 Spring. Congrats!!
Philart has received the 2nd year funding from MTTI (Michigan Tech Transportation Institute) on the project, "Constructing ENGIN (Exploring Next Generation IN-vehicle INterfaces) Consortium at Michigan Tech".
Our lab successfully had a demo day at Horizons Alternative High School in Calumet.
Jaclyn's research proposal on musical robotic therapy for children with autism spectrum disorders has been selected for the Doctoral Consortium at ASSETS 2015 (the 17th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility.
Philart has received new funding from Equos Research Co. for the in-vehicle auditory interaction project.
Philart successfully hosted the Workshop on Practical Experiences in Measuring and Modeling Drivers and Driver-Vehicle Interactions" with international collaborators at the AutomotiveUI 2015 Conference in UK in September.
Philart successfully hosted the 3rd Workshop on "User Experience of Autonomous Driving" with international collaborators at the AutomotiveUI 2015 Conference in UK in September.
Philart and Steven successfully hosted the Workshop on "In-vehicle Auditory Interactions" with international collaborators at ICAD2015.
Philart and Steven successfully hosted a workshop on Developing Partnership and Advancing Driving Research" at Michigan Tech.
Researchers of the Mind Music Machine Lab were interviewed by reporter Allison Mills for a podcast in Distillations Magazine. The magazine is an online publication of the Chemical Heritage Foundation, which is a library, museum, and center for scholars. The interview occupies about the first 12 minutes of Episode 198: Old Brains, New Brains: The Human Mind, Past and Present.
Jason Sterkenburg has successfully defended his MS thesis. Congrats, Jason!!
The tri-M Lab had another demo day at Houghton Elementary School. We had fun time with kids. We had 5 stations: tangible musical instruments (toy, water, fruits), gesture-based musical instruments and music games, a bone conduction phone, a driving simulator, and interactive robots.
The Mind Music Machine (tri-M) lab warmly welcomes new PhD students, Ridwan Ahmed Khan (Computer Science) and Jason Sterkenburg (Human Factors).
We had a Lab Demo day for 5th graders at Houghton Elementary School. We had diverse stations: playing instruments by splashing water using MakeyMakey, generating sounds and visuals by moving around toy fish using ReacTIVision, listening to music using bluetooth bone-conduction phones, playing around with diverse robots (Pleo, Nao, Zoomer, Mindstorm, Romo), driving virtual roads using a simulator, playing music and sound games using iPad apps. Kids seemed to pretty enjoyed the time and thus, the session was extended a bit :)
Steven Landry quoted in Trains Magazine, Despite drop in collisions, intersection of roads and rails still a dangerous place"
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Rail Transportation Division (RTD) has awarded Maryam Fakhr Hosseini an ASME RTD Graduate Student Conference Scholarship for the 2015 ASME Joint Rail Conference (JRC). The scholarship, in the amount of $1,100.00, is intended to pay for transportation, lodging, and meals. The scholarship also covers reimbursement of the full student conference registration fee.
Dr. Jeon (CLS/CS) has received new funding from the NIH (National Institutes of Health) via National Robotics Initiatives Program. The title of the project is “NRI: Music-Based Interactive Robotic Orchestration for Children with ASD.”
Dr. Jeon (CLS/CS) has received new funding from MTTI (Michigan Tech Transportation Institute). The title of the project is "Building the ENGIN (Exploring Next Generation IN-vehicle INterfaces) Consortium at MTTI".
Dr. Jeon became an Associate Editor of MIT Press Journal, Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments.
Dr. Jeon interviewed about emotion detection technology from typing."Your Typing Style Can Reveal Your Emotions".
Dr. Jeon and international collaborators successfully hosted the Social, Natural and Peripheral Interactions Workshop at AutoUI 2014.
The Mind Music Machine (tri-M) lab warmly welcomes new graduate students, Jaclyn Barnes (CS for Fall) and Jayde Croschere (CLS for Spring).
Jasons' MS proposal, "Physical, Cognitive, and Emotional Distraction while Driving: A Comparative Analysis" has been selected for Doctoral Colloquium at International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutoUI), held in University of Washington, Seattle. AutoUI is a flagship conference in driving research. His work will be discussed and commented by precursors and leading researchers in the domain in September.
PhD students, Shabnam and Steven presented their research in "Doctoral Consortium" (Think Tank) at ICAD 2014 (International Conference on Auditory Display), which is a flagship conference for auditory display and sonification.
Graduates (Steven, Shabnam, & Sunny) and undergraduates (Neil, Will, & Jayde) in the tri-M Lab presented at the 1st Upper Peninsula Interdisciplinary Student Research Conference (UPISRC2014).
We successfully finished an art-technology experimental project with performing artist, Tony Orrico. The results of our collaboration and his previous works are displayed in the Finnish American Heritage Center in Hancock.
Steven and Shabnam presented their Grade-Crossing Project at Rail Road Night Event Poster Session.
tri-M Lab introduction has been featured in SurfTech, a news letter of Surface Transportation Technical Group of HFES.
We successfully hosted a lab open day affiliated with the World Usability Day Event at Tech.
Dr. Jeon co-hosts the 2nd Workshop on "The Social Car" at Automotive UI Conference in October.
One of the projects from Human Factors class has been featured in Michigan Tech News
One of our poster papers in Human-Computer Interaction International Conference (HCII) (in July, Las Vegas) has won the "Best Poster Award" among 303 posters. Ours is the only one best poster :) Given that HCII accommodates more than 2,300 researchers and practitioners from all around the world, this is not trivial!!
The Mind Music Machine lab warmly welcomes a visiting researcher, Samantha Jansen for this Summer.
Abbey Westphal graduated in Psychology and got her new job at Copper Country Mental Health. Congrats!!
The Mind Music Machine lab warmly welcomes new graduate students (Maryam, Sunny, and Steven) for this Fall.
Abbey Westphal graduated in Psychology and got her new job at Copper Country Mental Health. Congrats!!
The Mind Music Machine lab warmly welcomes new graduate students (Maryam, Sunny, and Steven) for this Fall. See "People" tab for more details.
Dr. Jeon serves as a guest editor for Journal Special Issues.
Dr. Jeon will serve as instructor for two Summer Youth Programs for high school students ("Women in Engineering" and "Engineering Scholars") this summer. See "Courses" tab for more details.