UC San Diego Frontiers of Innovation Scholars Program

The Clarke Center is pleased to announce that we received two awards from the UC San Diego Frontiers of Innovation Scholars Program in the Research Area Exploring the Basis of Human Knowledge, Learning and Creativity.   

Awardees are:

Yu-Te Wang

Project Title: MDONS (Massively Distributed Online Neuroscience) for Improving Virtual Experience

Yu-Te Wang is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, UCSD. Yu-Te’s main research area is Brain-Computer Interface (BCI). He has been working on translating laboratory-oriented BCI demos to real-life applications. More precisely, he aims to integrate and develop a lightweight, low-cost and portable BCI platform to simultaneously measure synchronized multimodal signals including EEG, eye tracking, motion capture, electrodermal activity (EDA) from completely unconstrained individuals participating in normal tasks within real-world environments to study naturalistic cognition such as learning, social interactions, creativity etc. Wang published the first article in smartphone-based BCIs

Nathan Wade

Project Title: Adaptive Software Systems For The Study of Distributed Creativity and Embodied Cognition

Nathan Wade is an adjunct Lecturer of Visual Arts and Postdoctoral Researcher in the Arthur C. Clarke Center For Human Imagination’s human adaption laboratory (Imaginarium). Wade builds complex software and hardware solutions that support machine driven distributed computing paradigms with the aim of revealing physical, virtual, social and cultural conditions at the intersection of art and technology. Wade holds a BFA Cum Laude with departmental honors from the Center for Digital Art and Experimental Media (DXARTS), University Of Washington, Seattle WA, and an MFA from The Visual Arts Department (VISARTS), University of California, San Diego CA. Wade’s creative research into machine perception software has been exhibited in the UCSD’s Structural and Materials Engineering Building and the California Institute of Telecommunications (CALIT2).


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