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Jessy Ceha

Ph.D. Student in Computer Science - Human-Computer Interaction

About

Interests

I am working towards my Ph.D. with Dr. Edith Law, at the University of Waterloo. My research interests lie in cognitive science and human-computer interaction. By increasing our understanding of cognition I would like to develop innovative, intuitive interactions. To this end, my research currently focuses on curiosity-driven teaching and learning and its applications to education.

Education

Ph.D. Computer Science: Human-Computer Interaction, University of Waterloo, Canada (2017-2021)

M.Sc. Human-Machine Communication cum laude, University of Groningen, the Netherlands (2014-2016)

Honours Master ‘High Tech Systems and Materials’, University of Groningen, the Netherlands (2014-2016)

B.Sc. Cognitive Systems: Cognition and Brain, University of British Columbia, Canada (2009-2014)

Academic Contributions

Current Projects

Curious Robot Peers

School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo Human-Computer Interaction Lab - Dr. Edith Law, Inria Bordeaux FLOWERS Lab - Dr. Pierre-Yves Oudeyer

Co-designing Educational Robots with Teachers

School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo Human-Computer Interaction Lab - Dr. Edith Law

Neural Correlates of Curiosity

School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo Human-Computer Interaction Lab - Dr. Edith Law, Inria Bordeaux POTIOC - Dr. Fabien Lotte

Previous Projects

Psychoacoustic Experiment on Voice Perception

Department of Otorhinolaryngology (Audiology), University Medical Centre Groningen, Speech Perception Lab - Dr. Deniz Baskent (co-supervisor: Dr. Marieke van Vugt)

EEG-based Neurofeedback System (Brain-Computer Interface)

Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Groningen, Belief, Perception, and Cognition Lab - Dr. Jacob Jolij (co-supervisors: Dr. Deniz Baskent & Dr. Marieke van Vugt)

EEG study on Theta Oscillation Phase-Locking

Institute of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Engineering, University of Groningen, Cognitive Modelling Group - Dr. Marieke van Vugt

Useful Links

University of Waterloo, Canada

University of Groningen, The Netherlands

University of British Columbia, Canada