Daniel J. Szafir
ATLAS Institute Center for Neuroscience, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder/Department of Computer Science, Center for Neuroscience, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder
Dr. Szafir's research is focused on building knowledge of how we can design novel sensing, interactive, and robotic technologies that enable new forms of human assistance. His work blends methods from computer science, design, engineering, and cognitive science to develop human-centered methods and principles for developing technologies that adapt to and augment human activities. His research is aimed at leveraging emerging technologies, including small flying robots, wearable brain-computer interface sensors, and immersive virtual environments, to enhance human capabilities in application domains including collaborative work, education, and space exploration. His research has produced new algorithms to govern robot behaviors, computer interface technologies to enhance student learning, design guidelines that can improve robot usability and safety, and insights regarding human psychology and work practices.