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Szafir, Daniel James Assistant Professor

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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

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Teaching

courses taught

  • ATLS 2519 - Special Topics in Technology, Arts and Media
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
    Analyzes special interest areas of multidisciplinary technology, arts and media research and practice. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours.
  • ATLS 4519 - Advanced Special Topics in Technology, Arts, and Media
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Analyzes special interest areas of multidisciplinary technology, arts and media research and practice. May be repeated up to 32 total credit hours.
  • ATLS 5519 - Advanced Special Topics in Technology, Arts, and Media
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019
    Analyzes special interest areas of multidisciplinary technology, arts and media research and practice. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours for different topics.
  • CSCI 4830 - Special Topics in Computer Science
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Covers topics of interest in computer science at the senior undergraduate level. Content varies from semester to semester. Only 9 credit hours from CSCI 4830 and/or CSCI 4831 can count toward Computer Science BS or BA.
  • CSCI 4950 - Senior Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
    Provides an opportunity for senior computer science majors to conduct exploratory research in computer science. Department enforced restriction, successful completion of a minimum of 36 credit hours of Computer Science coursework and approved WRTG. May be repeated up to 8 total credit hours.
  • CSCI 7000 - Current Topics in Computer Science
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019
    Covers research topics of current interest in computer science that do not fall into a standard subarea. May be repeated up to 8 total credit hours.

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International Activities

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

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