About Me

My name is Ivens Applyrs, I am a 5th year computer engineering major at the University of Florida. Equipped with a strong work ethic and passion for altruistic acts, I want to work towards a better world.

Research Interests

1. Brain-Computer Interface (BCI)
2. User Experience (UX)
3. Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
4. Wearable Computing
5. Educational Technologies

Future Goals

PHD in Human Computer Interaction

CVFinal Report

My Research

Brain Words

Consumer grade Brain Computer Interfaces (BCIs) have augmented in their application outside of the medical space. One area is determining if consumer grade BCIs can be used as an augmented security measure for authentication. With the increasing demand for robust yet user friendly security systems Electroencephalogram (EEG) authentication poses as a feasible solution. Current biometric identifications, such as finger print scanning, demonstrate the full capacity of a user specific authentication system. However, recent findings have demonstrated that these security measures can be circumvented. This research aims to assess BCI devices as a viable alternative to present biometric identifications.

Other Projects

Brain Drone Race

The Brain-Drone Race is a competition featuring users' cognitive ability and mental endurance. During this event competitors are required to out-focus opponents in a drone drag race fueled by electrical signals emitted from the brain. On April 16, 2016 and April 15, 2017,participants competed using the Emotiv insight headsets and DJI Phantom 2 drones the first year and parrot bebop drones the second year. Although others had previously demonstrated drone manipulation via EEG, this was the first public demonstration of a competitive Brain-Drone event. For more information visit www.braindronerace.org

Research Advisor

Juan E. Gilbert, Ph.D.

Dr. Juan E. Gilbert is the Andrew Banks Family Preeminence Endowed Professor and Chair of the Computer & Information Science & Engineering Department at the University of Florida where he leads the Human-Experience Research Lab.

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