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Szafir, Daniel James Assistant Professor

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Research Areas research areas

Research

research overview

  • 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 the social sciences to develop human-centered methods and principles for developing robotic technologies. His research is aimed at leveraging emerging technologies, including small flying robots, wearable devices, 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, design guidelines that can improve robot usability and safety, and insights regarding human psychology and work practices.

keywords

  • human-robot interaction, human computer interaction, robotics, design, mixed reality, augmented reality

Publications

selected publications

Teaching

courses taught

  • ATLS 5519 Advanced Special Topics in Technology, Arts, and Media (Spring 2019)
  • ATLS 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2019)
  • CSCI 4900 Upper Division, Undergraduate Level Independent Study (Spring 2019)
  • CSCI 4950 Senior Thesis (Spring 2019)
  • CSCI 6940 Master's Degree Candidacy (Spring 2019)
  • CSCI 6950 Master's Thesis (Spring 2019)
  • CSCI 7000 Current Topics in Computer Science (Spring 2019)
  • CSCI 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2019)
  • ATLS 4519 Advanced Special Topics in Technology, Arts, and Media (Fall 2018)
  • ATLS 5519 Advanced Special Topics in Technology, Arts, and Media (Fall 2018)
  • ATLS 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Fall 2018)
  • CSCI 2900 Lower Division, Undergraduate Level Independent Study (Fall 2018)
  • CSCI 4830 Special Topics in Computer Science (Fall 2018)
  • CSCI 4900 Upper Division, Undergraduate Level Independent Study (Fall 2018)
  • CSCI 4950 Senior Thesis (Fall 2018)
  • CSCI 5900 Master's Level Independent Study (Fall 2018)
  • CSCI 6800 Master of Engineering Project (Fall 2018)
  • CSCI 6940 Master's Degree Candidacy (Fall 2018)
  • CSCI 6950 Master's Thesis (Fall 2018)
  • CSCI 7000 Current Topics in Computer Science (Fall 2018)
  • CSCI 7900 Doctoral Level Independent Study (Fall 2018)
  • CSCI 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Fall 2018)
  • ATLS 5519 Advanced Special Topics in Technology, Arts, and Media (Spring 2018)
  • ATLS 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2018)
  • CSCI 4900 Upper Division, Undergraduate Level Independent Study (Spring 2018)
  • CSCI 4950 Senior Thesis (Spring 2018)
  • CSCI 6940 Master's Degree Candidacy (Spring 2018)
  • CSCI 6950 Master's Thesis (Spring 2018)
  • CSCI 7000 Current Topics in Computer Science (Spring 2018)
  • CSCI 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2018)

Background

International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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