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Jessy Ceha

Ph.D. Student in Computer Science: Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)

About

I am in the second year of my Ph.D. at the University of Waterloo, advised by Dr. Edith Law. My interests lie in increasing our understanding of cognition so that we can develop innovative, intuitive interactions, specifically those that can improve the lives of people. To this end, my research currently focuses on curiosity-driven teaching and learning.

Education

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

M.Sc. in 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. in 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