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AB Computer Science Harvard College cum laude 2001
MS Computer Science Tufts University 2007
PhD Computer Science Tufts University 2012
Postdoc Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

My research is in human-computer interaction. One focus of my research is on next-generation interaction techniques, such as brain-computer interfaces, physiological computing, and reality-based interaction. My students and I design, build and evaluate interactive computing systems that use machine learning approaches to adapt and support the user’s changing cognitive state and context. I also investigate novel paradigms for designing with accessibility in mind, particularly for the Deaf community. Much of my work also explores effective human interaction with complex and autonomous systems and vehicles. My work has applications in areas such as education, gaming, future of work, family life, transportation, and complex decision making.

Professional Highlights & Honors
Deputy Editor
International Journal of Human-Computer Studies (IJHCS)
Associate Editor
ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI) Journal
Advisory Board
Microsoft Technical Leadership Advisory Board on Brain-Computer Interfaces
WPI Researcher Gets $1M Grant to Develop Technology for Deaf Users

Erin Solovey, assistant professor of computer science, was featured in a Telegram & Gazette article. Solovey received a $1 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant that could lead to significant breakthroughs in technology platforms for the ASL-signing Deaf Community.

Worcester Business Journal
WPI, UMass Lowell team to support $111K in research

The Worcester Business Journal reported on WPI and the University of Massachusetts Lowell partnering to award more than $111,000 in seed funding to six different teams, focusing on work ranging from human-robot collaboration to cancer detection and rehabilitation for stroke patients.