News & Updates

News

November 2021: Aden Prince received the UIC Honors College Undergraduate Research Grant. Congrats, Aden!

November 2021: Dr. Jeong received the 2021 IEEE Chicago Section-Distinguished Junior R&D Award. Congratulations!

November 2021: The HiMER Lab hosted Dr. Ranjana Mehta (Associate Professor at Texas A&M University) at the UIC MIE department seminar [Link].

October 2021: Allison received the HFES’s Augmented Cognition Technical Group (ACTG) Student Research Grant Award (1st Place) at HFES 2021. Congrats, Allison!

October 2021: Alayna and Sruthi received the HFES’s Human–AI–Robot Teaming (HART) Technical Group’s Best Video Award (2nd Place) at HFES 2021. Congrats, Alayna and Sruthi!

October 2021: Parian received the HFES’s Human Performance Modeling Technical Group (HPMTG) Student Conference Award at HFES 2021. Congrats, Parian!

October 2021: Allison received the HFES’s Council of Technical Groups Student Travel Award at HFES 2021. Congrats, Allison!

October 2021: Yalda received the HFES’s Council of Technical Groups Student Presenter Award at HFES 2021. Congrats, Yalda!

September 2021: A paper “An integrated mixed reality system for safety-aware human-robot collaboration using deep learning and digital twin generation” has been published in Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing.

September 2021: A paper “A comparative evaluation of the wearable augmented reality-based data presentation interface and traditional methods for data entry tasks” has been published in the International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics.

July 2021: A conference paper authored by Mustafa Mohammed has been accepted to the 2nd IEEE International Conference on Human-Machine Systems (ICHMS 2021). Congrats, Mustafa!

May 2021: Two conference papers authored by Yalda Ghasemi, Parian Haghighat, Ankit Singh, and Aden Prince have been accepted to the HFES 2021. Congrats!

May 2021: The HiMER Lab has received the 2nd-year Korea-US joint research grant from the Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Science and ICT, and IITP, for the project entitled “Intelligent Collaborative Spaces for Future of Work in Mixed Reality.”

April 2021: Mustafa Mohammed won the UIC Liberal Arts & Sciences Undergraduate Research Initiative (LASURI) award. Congrats, Mustafa!

April 2021: A paper “Hands-Free Human-Robot Interaction Using Multimodal Gestures and Deep Learning in Wearable Mixed Reality” has been published in IEEE Access.

April 2021: Ankit Singh successfully defended his Master’s thesis entitled “Developing Virtual Reality Design Guidelines for Efficient Depth Perception.” Congrats, Ankit!

March 2021: Mustafa Mohammed received the UIC Honors College Undergraduate Research Grant. Congrats, Mustafa!

March 2021: Mustafa Mohammed received the 1st place award in the Undergraduate Student Elevator Pitch Competition at HRI 2021. Congrats, Mustafa! His achievement was featured on the UIC Engineering News [Link].

March 2021: Yalda Ghasemi has been invited to present her research at the First XR Remote Research Workshop at CHI 2021. Congrats, Yalda!

March 2021: The HiMER Lab hosted Dr. Chang S. Nam (Professor at NCSU) at the UIC MIE department seminar [Link].

January 2021: A conference paper authored by Mustafa Mohammed has been accepted to the ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2021). Congrats, Mustafa!

December 2020: The HiMER Lab (Dr. Jeong) in collaboration with Dr. Myunghee Kim (UIC MIE) and Dr. Natalie Parde (UIC CS) has received a grant from the Office Ergonomics Research Committee for research on using an intelligent virtual assistant in the workplace.

September 2020: The HiMER Lab (Dr. Jeong) in collaboration with Dr. Myunghee Kim (UIC) and Dr. W. Hong Yeo (Georgia Tech) has received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for research on wearable robotics with soft sensors for occupational safety. This NSF grant is funded with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Our research was featured on the UIC Engineering News [Link].

September 2020: Ankit was selected to receive the HFES’s Council of Technical Groups Student Presenter Award. Yalda was selected to receive the HFES’s Council of Technical Groups Travel Award for First Year Graduate Students. Congrats, Ankit and Yalda! [Link]

May 2020: The HiMER Lab has received a Korea-US joint research grant from the Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Science and ICT, and IITP, for the project entitled “Development of Human-Robot Interaction and Collaboration Systems Using Augmented Reality and Deep Learning.” Dr. Jeong will serve as a PI at UIC for this joint research project with Chonnam National University, Korea.

May 2020: Two HFES 2020 papers authored by HiMER Lab’s researchers have been accepted.

March 2020: A paper “Perceived trust in artificial intelligence technologies: a preliminary study” has been published in the Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing & Service Industries.

February 2020: Safanah was selected to receive the Faydor Litvin Graduate Award for 2020-2021. Congrats, Safanah!

August 2019: A paper “Driver Glance Behaviors and Scanning Patterns: Applying Static and Dynamic Glance Measures to the Analysis of Curve Driving with Secondary Tasks” has been published in the Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing & Service Industries.

August 2019: Dr. Jeong launched the HiMER Lab at UIC.

Dr. Jeong's Travel & Talks

October 25-29, 2021: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting (HFES 2021) – Virtually [Link]

September 9-10, 2021: Co-organizing a workshop on “Computational Modeling of Driving Behaviors: Challenges and Approaches” at AutoUI 2021 [Link]

April 28, 2021: A Panel Presentation at the UIC Center for Healthy Work and Greater Lakes Center Joint Seminar [Link]

March 9-11, 2021: ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2021)  – Virtually [Link]

October 5-9, 2020: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting (HFES 2020)  – Virtually [Link]

March 28, 2020: ASEE Illinois-Indiana Section Conference at Indianapolis, IN – Workshop Cancelled

March 22-26, 2020: IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces (IEEE VR2020) – Virtually

October 28-November 1, 2019: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting (HFES 2019) at Seattle, WA

October 8, 2019: A guest lecture “Exploring Robotics with Human Factors in Mind” at UIC ME 594 Special Topic in Assistive Robotics

August 14-17, 2019: The US-KOREA Conference on Science, Technology and Entrepreneurship (UKC) at Chicago, IL