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Congratulations to Hannah VanderHoeven!

Congratulations to Hannah VanderHoeven on successfully defending her Master’s thesis!

Hannah’s thesis is entitled Robust Gesture Detection for Multimodal Problem Solving, and comprises a synthesis of a few papers that appeared (or will appear) at HCII over these couple years [1, 2, 3], focusing on gesture detection techniques for use in collaborative agents for multimodal problem solving. This work originated in the iSAT project, which we recently completed a demo of to the NSF, and is being expanded for use in the FACT program.

Congratulations to Hannah! It’s been a pleasure working with you and I’m excited to see where this work goes next!

I don’t have a picture of the defense, but here’s a picture from the poster session from the NSF iSAT site visit yesterday where similar work was presented. From left to right: Yifan Zhu (Brandeis University), Hannah, and SIGNAL Lab Ph.D. students Mariah Bradford and Ibrahim Khebour.

NSF Site Visit 2024

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