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Alan Pope
NASA
United States


Brief Bio
Alan Pope is an engineer and psychologist who has been conducting Manned Systems Engineering research as a Research Scientist at NASA Langley Research Center since 1980. Dr. Pope’s research is aimed at developing human response measurement technologies to assess the effects of advanced crewstation concepts on the crew's ability to perform flight management tasks effectively.  He originated the scientific study of hazardous awareness states in monitoring environments and physiologically-based adaptive automation, and co-invented the 2014-patented NASA LaRC MindShift technology. S nce 1995, he has conducted research and published journal articles and book chapters developing his concept of biocybernetic adaptation. Dr. Pope is inventor of over 25 inventions and holds 9 U.S. patents in the fields of physiologically modulated simulations, virtual reality and games, and aviation synthetic vision systems. He was awarded the 1998 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Contribution to Society Award, the 2000 NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal, the DARPA 2006 Foundations of Augmented Cognition Award, the 2012 NASA Exceptional Service Medal and the 2013 NASA Langley Technology Transfer Mentor of the Year Award. Dr. Pope holds an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tennessee (1969) and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Florida (1975). In 1988, he co-founded the Behavioral Medicine Institute in Virginia, U.S., and engaged in clinical practice there until 2001. Dr. Pope was elected to serve on the Board of Directors, Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 2010 – 2012. He has served as adjunct faculty at three Virginia universities and has served as Adjunct Research Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Eastern Virginia Medical School since 1995.
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Hugo Plácido da Silva
IT- Institute of Telecommunications
Portugal


Brief Bio

PhD in Electrical and Computers Engineering from the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) – University of Lisbon, Hugo is a researcher at the IT - Instituto de Telecomunicações (https://www.it.pt/Members/Index/1293) since 2004. In 2012 he was a visiting researcher at the Computational and NeuroEngineering Laboratory (CNEL) from the University of Florida. He is co-founder of PLUX – Wireless Biosignals (http://www.plux.info), established in 2007 as an innovative technology-based company operating in th field of medical devices for healthcare and quality of life, where he is currently Chief Innovation Officer.

More recently, Hugo has been actively working towards making the world a bit more physiological, through BITalino (http://www.bitalino.com), an open source software and low-cost hardware toolkit, that allows anyone from students to professional app developers, to create cool projects and applications with physiological sensors.

His main interest interests include biosignal research, system engineering, signal processing, and pattern recognition, and his work has been distinguished with several academic and technical awards such as the 1st place at the Ordem dos Engenheiros Young Engineer Innovation Award in 2015 with the project “BIT: Biosignal Igniter Toolkit”, the 1st place at the Venture Day Lisbon in 2013 with the project “Vitalidi: Your Heart (h)as a Key!”, the selection as a semi-finalist to the Engadget Expand NY Inset Coin competition in 2013, the Life Sciences Award in 2010 at a yearly venture competition co-promoted by the MIT, and the "Caixa Geral de Depósitos Award'' from 2003 to 2005 for recognized academic merit.

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Program Co-Chairs


Andreas Holzinger
Medical University Graz
Austria
hci-kdd.org


Brief Bio
Andreas Holzinger is head of the Research Unit Human–Computer Interaction, Institute of Medical Informatics, Statistics and Documentation, Medical University Graz, Associate Professor of Applied Informatics at the Faculty of Computer Science, Institute of Informationsystems and Computer Media and Lecturer at the Faculty of Electrical and Information Engineering, Institute of Genomics and Bioinformatics at Graz University of Technology. He serves as consultant for the Canadian, Swiss, French and Dutch Government, for the German Excellence Initiative and as national expert in the Europ an Commission (Lisbon Delegate 2000). Andreas, born 1963, started as an apprentice in Information Technology in 1978; while working as an industrial engineer, he resumed a parallel second-chance education, finished his PhD in Cognitive Science in 1997 and completed his second doctorate (Habilitation) in Computer Science in 2003. Since 1999 participation in leading positions in 30+ R&D multi-national projects, budget 3+ MEUR;300+ publications, 3600+ citations; Andreas was Visiting Professor in Berlin, Innsbruck, Vienna, London, and Aachen. He is passionate on bringing together Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD), with the goal of supporting human intelligence with machine intelligence – to discover new, previously unknown insights into complex biomedical data. Homepage:http://www.hci4all.at; Current main lecture:http://genome.tugraz.at/medical_informatics.shtml ... More >>


Stephen Fairclough
Liverpool John Moores University
United Kingdom
http://www.shfairclough.com


Brief Bio
Stephen Fairclough is a Professor of Psychophysiology at Liverpool John Moores University. He received his PhD from Loughborough University where he was part of a human factors group working on the development of in-vehicle technology. His work focused on the monitoring of driver impairment due to sleepiness and the development of systems designed to detect impairment. This work involved collaboration with a number of car companies (Ford Europe, Renault) and involved the development of psychophysiological and behavioural markers of driver impairment. Since joining LJMU, he has focuse on physiological computing systems where physiological data is used as control input for technological systems. He was funded by EPSRC to investigate the use of psychophysiology for the control of adaptive automation in an aviation environment. He has also participated in EU-funded projects such as REFLECT where physiological computing systems were developed for vehicle environments and ARTSENSE which took the same approach into a cultural heritage domain. His work has been presented at a range of conferences, from the Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research to IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation. He has published research in journals spanning psychology (International Journal of Psychophysiology, Psychophysiology, Journal of Psychosomatic Medicine) and computer science (Interacting with Computers, ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems, International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communication Systems). His 2009 paper in Interacting With Computers has won the most-cited paper award in that journal for the last two years. He has served as President-Elect of Psychophysiology In Ergonomics (PIE), organised international symposia at Triennial Meetings of the International Ergonomics Association; he also co-edited a special issue of the journal Applied Ergonomics on psychophysiological research. He has organised workshops on physiological computing at several international conferences, such as CHI'11 (Brain and Body Interfaces) and ICMI'12 (Brain-Computer Interfaces as Intelligent Interaction). He has also co-edited a collection of research on physiological computing (Advances in Physiological Computing) for Springer. Research page available at: www.shfairclough.com ... More >>


Abraham Otero
Universidad San Pablo CEU
Spain


Brief Bio
Abraham Otero was born in Orense, Spain in 1978. He received the B.S. degree in physics in 2000 (with honors), and Ph.D degree in Computer Science from the University of Santiago de Compostela, in 2006. In 2006 he moved to San Pablo CEU University, where he cofounded the Laboratory of Bioengineering and he created the Biomedical Engineering Degree. Currently he is Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University CEU San Pablo, and Visiting Professor at the University of Turabo, Puerto Rico, where he teaches several data analysis courses i his doctoral programs. He has received the Ángel Herrera award for best young researcher. His research interests include biosignal processing, pattern recognition, fuzzy temporal reasoning and telemonitoring. ... More >>

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