• About Drexel AIR Lab

    Welcome to AIR Lab. Our main research area is in human-computer interaction, specifically emerging interaction modes and techniques, such as brain-computer interfaces, physiological & wearable computing, and reality-based interaction. Our work has applications in areas such as driving, aviation, medicine, STEM education, gaming, accessibility, complex decision making, as well as human interaction with autonomous systems and vehicles.

     

    We are part of the Human-Centered Computing research area within the College of Computing & Informatics at Drexel and also the Drexel School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems.

  • Drexel AIR Lab Publications

    2016

    • S. Keating, E. Walker, A. Motupali, E.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. (To Appear)

    • E.T. Solovey, R. Liu, R. Moradinezhad. Advanced Interaction Research in Autonomous Vehicles. In Proc. of CHI 2016 Workshop on HCI and Autonomous Vehicles: Contextual Experience Informs Design. San Jose, CA. May, 2016. (To Appear)

    2015

    2014

     

    2013

     

  • Drexel AIR Lab News & Events

    2016

    July

    June

    • Welcome four STAR Scholars to the lab: Monica Jesteen (biomed), 

      Safa Aman (CS), Mridul Singhai (CS), Enioluwa Segun (CS)!

    • Wrap up Spring Quarter of CS 530: Developing User Interfaces. Check out course blog for projects! https://drexelui.wordpress.com/

    May

    • Reza attends FAA Aviation STEM University Day at FAA Tech Center
    • Ruixue, Reza and Erin participate in CHI 2016 workshop on HCI & Autonomous Vehicles
    • Ruixue & Shelby present poster at CHI 2016
    • Reza serves as CHI 2016 student volunteer

     

    April

    • [email protected] Event
    • Denisa & Ruixue attend CRA-W Graduate Cohort in San Diego, 

    February

    2015

    November

    September

    • Welcome three new PhD students: Reza, Ruixue and Denisa
    • Welcome new coop student, Jianfei

    July

    June

    May

    April

    March

    January

    2014

    December

    • End of Drexel Fall Term

    November

    • Our poster "Utilizing functional near-infrared spectroscopy to identify cognitive processes contributing to workload in a dual-task environment" (with Daniel Belyusar, Bryan Reimer, Bruce Mehler, Dan Afergan, and Joe Coughlin) will be presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

    October

    • Our poster "An In-Depth Look at the Benefits of Immersion Cues on Spatial 3D Problem Solving" (with Cassie Hoef, Jasmine Davis and Orit Shaer) will be presented at the ACM Symposium on Spatial User Interfaces (SUI) in Honolulu, HI.

    July

    March

    February

    • Both CHI 2014 papers (linked below) received a Best Paper Award Honorable Mention for being in the top 5% of paper submissions.

    January

    • Start of Drexel Winter Term
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  • Drexel AIR Lab People

    DIRECTOR

    Erin T. Solovey

    [email protected]

    Assistant Professor of Computer Science

    College of Computing & Informatics

    School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems

    Drexel University

     

    Dr. Solovey's website

     

    Locations & Contact 

    Lab: Rush Building, Drexel University

    30 North 33rd Street

    Room 032 (Usability Lab)
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

    Office: University Crossings, Drexel

    3175 John F Kennedy Boulevard

    Room 108

    Philadelphia, PA 19104

  • CURRENT STUDENTS & RESEARCHERS

    Ruixue Liu

    PhD Student

    [email protected]

    BS - Beihang University (2014) Airworthiness and Management

    Denisa Qori

    PhD Student

    Reza Moradinezhad

    PhD Student

    [email protected]

    BS - University of Mazandaran (2013)

    Information Technology

    Shelby Keating

    Undergrad/ Coop

    [email protected]

    BS/MS - Drexel University (2018)

    Biomedical Engineering - Bioinformatics

    Computer Science (minor)

    Bichu Ben

    Undergrad/Part Time

    [email protected]

    BS - Drexel University (2018)

    Electrical Engineering

    Safa Aman

    Undergrad/STAR Scholar

    [email protected]

    BS - Drexel University (2020)

    Computer Science

    Economics (minor)

    Tenell Rhodes, Jr.

    Graduate Student

    [email protected]

    MS - Drexel University (2017)

    Software Engineering

    BS - Worcester Polytechnic Institute (2015)

    Electrical & Computer Engineering

    Robotics Engineering

     

    Enioluwa Segun

    Undergrad/STAR

    [email protected]

    BS - Drexel University (2020)

    Computer Science

    Monica Jesteen

    Undergrad/STAR

    [email protected]

    BS - Drexel University (2020)

    Biomedical Engineering

  • PAST STUDENTS & RESEARCHERS

    Jianfei Li

    Undergrad/Coop

    [email protected]

    BS - Drexel University (2017)

    Computer Science

    Calan Farley

    Undergrad/Coop

    [email protected]

    BS/MS - Drexel University (2018)

    Biomedical Engineering

    Biomechanics and Human Performance

    Patrick Hislop

    Undergrad/STAR Scholar

    [email protected]

    BS - Drexel University (2019)

    Software Engineering

    Craig Carr

    Undergrad/STAR Scholar

    [email protected]

    BS - Drexel University (2017)

    Software Engineering

    Arudra Venkat

    Graduate Student

    [email protected]

    MS - Drexel University (2016)

    Software Engineering

    BS - Drexel University

    Computer Engineering

    Stevie Mari Hawkins

    Grad/Alum

    [email protected]

    MS - Drexel University (2015)

    Computer Science

    My Le

    Undergrad/Coop

    [email protected]

    BS/BA - Drexel University (2015)

    Management Information Systems

    Information Systems (minor)

    Amelia Solon

    Independent Study

    BS/MS - Drexel University (2015)

    Biomedical Engineering

    Phoebe Wooldridge

    Undergrad/DREU

    [email protected]

    BS - Carleton College (2017)

    Computer Science

    Neuroscience (concentration)

    Bruce Karpe

    REThink Visiting Teacher

    Swenson Arts & Technology High School

    Gloria Houseman

    REThink Visiting Teacher

    Owen J. Roberts High School

     

    Paritosh Gupta

    Undergrad STAR Scholar

    [email protected]

     

    BS - Drexel University (2018)

    Computer Science

  • Research Opportunities in Drexel AIR Lab

    PhD students

    We are currently recruiting motivated students interested in doing research in human-computer interaction (HCI), specifically emerging interaction modes and techniques such as brain-computer interfaces, physiological/wearable computing, affective computing, tangible interaction, and reality-based interaction. Many of our projects also involve applying machine learning techniques to human-computer interaction, and/or human interaction with complex and autonomous systems and vehicles. Before contacting us, please take a look at our research and publications.

     

    Drexel’s College of Computing and Informatics in Philadelphia is an exciting place to study human-computer interaction, with around 30 outstanding faculty (listed here). Drexel offers both an Information Studies Ph.D. program and Computer Science Ph.D. program. Dr. Solovey is on the faculties of Computer Science, Human-Centered Computing, and Informatics & Data Science. If you are applying to one of the doctoral programs, and are interested in working in our group, make sure to indicate this as well as your research interests in your essay.

     

    APPLY HERE!

    Drexel Undergraduate or Masters students

    If you are interested in getting involved, feel free to contact us and provide information about your background and interests, as well as your CV or resume. We currently have projects for students interested in human-computer interaction, brain-computer interfaces, machine learning, feature selection, and/or signal processing.