My Biography

Marvin Andujar is an undergraduate student at Kean University, New Jersey ( He will be completing his Bacherlos of Science (BS) in Computer Science and a Bachelors of Arts (BA) in Mathematical Sciences. He has been conducting research as an undergraduate for almost five years. His biggest project so far is in the field of Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) under the supervision of Dr. Juan Gilbert ( He has conducted engagement studies; this studies measured the engagement levels of the users while they use the computers and their learning capabilities. He has also been working in top secret projects in this field. Other research areas he has been involved are: Computer Science Education, Computational Biology, Human-Centered Computing (HCC), and Networking (indirectly).

In 2008, he became a Ronald E. McNair Scholar. The McNair Program ( promote academic excellence by preparing low-income, first generation, and traditionally underrepresented students for doctoral studies. As a McNair scholar he has presented on various conferences and received an award of Honorable Mention for Poster Presentation. He is also a committe member of the Mcnair Program in which he interviews and help in making admission decisions for the program.

In 2009, Marvin was awarded with the National Science Foundation (NSF) Computer Science Scholarship with a total of $8,500.00 per year for a period of three years. This scholarship was given to potential Computer Science students at Kean University. He also managed and conducted the NSF meetings and workshops at his school for a semester. Some of the workshops managed were: Why should undergraduates do an REU? Alumni Workshop, Industry vs. Academia, etc.

In 2010, the Louis Stoke Alliance for Minority Program selected Marvin Andujar as a scholar. He was selected among others to overlook the program's website and keep it updated. He has also conducted research, tutored other students, and served as a mentor for others under this program.

Besides being three types of scholar he has succeeded in the extra curricular activities as well. He was President of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Kean University Chapter ( He led the ACM Chapter to become one of the most known and respected group on campus. He increased the budget of the group from $1,500.00 to $6,500.00 in a year. In a period of two years, ACM was named group of the month twice, once each year among 20 groups. The group also received a certificate for being the most competitive group on campus as well. At the end of Marvin's Presidency this past Spring semester he received an award for the best programs planning as a President and was elected as the new Vice-President of the Senior Class.

After graduation, Marvin will be pursuing his Doctoral Degree in Human-Centered Computing (HCC) at his school of preference.

Favorite Quotes

" Never Mistake Knowledge for Wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life. " -- Sandra Carey

" If We Chase Perfection We Can Catch Excellence. " -- Source Unknown

" There Are 10 People in the World: Those Who Understand Binary and Those Who Don't. " -- Source Unknown

" The wise man says it cannot be done, but the fool goes and does it. " -- Source Unknown

"He who devotes sixteen hours a day to hard study may become at sixty as wise as he thought himself at twenty" -- Mary Wilson Little

‎"You should look within yourself, to see yourself, and only then your true self will reveal itself."