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College of Engineering and Computing


Faculty and Staff

Jenay Beer

Title: Assistant Professor and Faculty Senator, Computer Science & Engineering
College of Engineering and Computing
E-mail: jbeer@cec.sc.edu
Website: http://artlab.cse.sc.edu/
Phone: 803-777-7361
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Background

  • Ph.D. in Engineering Psychology, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013
  • Master of Science, Engineering Psychology, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, University of Dayton, OH, 2006

Research

I am working on the following topics:

  • Investigating the role of robot autonomy (i.e., ranging from teleoperation to fully autonomous) and its effect on human robot interaction
  • Investigating age-related differences in emotion recognition of facial emotion-expressive robotic and virtual agents (Philips iCat).
  • Identifying needs of older adults and caregivers accommodated by a personal robot’s (PR2) mobile manipulation capabilities, as well as the factors that will lead to acceptance of such robotic assistance in a home environment.
  • Examining human factors issues faced by home healthcare providers, and the need for human factors intervention (including future technology) to ease the frustrations and difficulties related to daily caregiving.