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  • 2018-10-16: Spoke on THEMIS.COG at the ICMI 2018 GIFT workshop. A great program for the day!
  • 2018-09-04: I am exploring the nature of human and machine intelligence this fall in COGSCI 600.
  • 2018-07-26: Attended the Alzheimer's Association International AAIC 2018 Conference in beautiful Chicago, Illinois.
  • 2018-07-16: Attended the Computational Social Science meeting IC2S2 2018 in Evanston, Illinois.
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  1. Patricia Kan, Rajibul Huq, Jesse Hoey, Robby Goetschalckx and Alex Mihailidis The development of an adaptive upper-limb stroke rehabilitation robotic system. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 8, 33, 2011 (bibtex)
  2. Aarti Malhotra, Jesse Hoey, Alexandra Konig and Sarel van Vuuren A study of elderly people's emotional understanding of prompts given by Virtual Humans. Proc. International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, Cancun, Mexico, 2016 (bibtex)
  3. Jesse Hoey, Thomas Ploetz, Dan Jackson, Andrew Monk, Cuong Pham and Patrick Olivier SNAP: SyNdetic Assistance Processes. NIPS 2010 Workshop on Machine Learning for Assistive Technologies, Whistler, BC, 2010 (bibtex)
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  • I am looking for highly motivated graduate students. Please check program requirements to make sure you meet the School's admission requirements before contacting me.
  • I am looking for postdoctoral research assistants to work on DIY Smart-Home and ACT@HOME See more details
People (students and postdocs)
  • David Choi (MMath, 2016- )
  • Yuwei Jiao (MMath, 2016- )
  • Joshua Jung (PhD, 2016- )
  • Alexander Sachs (MMath, 2016- )
  • Ronghao Yang (MMath, 2017- )
  • Rahul Iyer (MMath, 2017- )
  • Nolan Shaw (MMath, 2017- )
  • Moojan Ghafurian (Postdoc, 2018- )
  • Ivan Kobyzev (Postdoc, 2018- )
  • Alex Yun (MMath, 2018- )
  • Neda Paryab (PhD, 2018- )
  • Nalin de Zoysa (MMath, 2018- )
  • Quentin Roy (Postdoc, 2018- )
  • "It's the human element and long may it live." -- Doc Emrick, May 13 2018 commentating a bad high sticking call on Oshie vs. Hedman.
  • "C'est parce que les agents ne savent jamais complètement ce qu'ils font que ce qu'ils font a plus de sens qu'ils ne le savent" -- Pierre Bourdieu, Le Sens Pratique, Les Editions de Minuit, p116, 1980. ("It is because agents never know completely what they are doing that what they do has more sense than they know" The Logic of Practice, Polity Press, p69, 1990).
  • "In some ways we are emotional lizards" -- Joseph LeDoux, The Emotional Brain, 1996.
  • "Nay, it is chiefly from this regard to the sentiments of mankind, that we pursue riches and avoid poverty." -- Adam Smith, The Theory of Moral Sentiments, 1759.
  • "Let's get this Boeing going!" -- Stewardess on Westjet flight 556 from Calgary, Oct 24, 2015
  • "You must sleep some time between lunch and dinner, and no half-way measures. Take off your clothes and get into bed. That's what I always do. " -- Winston Churchill, 1946.
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