• K. Kahol is with the Department of Biomedical Informatics, Arizona State University, 425 N 5th Street, #235, Phoenix, AZ 85004.
• V. Hayward is with the Centre for Intelligent Machines, 3480 University Street, Montréal, Québec, Canada H3A 2A7.
• S. Brewster is with the Department of Computing Science, University of Glasglow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ, Scotland, UK.
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Kanav Kahol is an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Arizona State University. He is the manager of the Human Machine Symbiosis Lab. He is affiliated with Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona, as a research faculty member in simulation education and training center (SimET Center). Dr. Kahol's primary research interest lies in the design, development, and evaluation of haptic user interfaces. He views haptic interfaces as a major component of developing human machine symbiotic entities. In keeping with this view, he focuses on an interdisciplinary approach to research in haptics spanning cognitive psychology, neurology, computer science, signal processing, and informatics. He has conducted applied research in the areas of medical simulation and multimodal user interfaces, including mobile device interfaces and assistive and rehabilitative devices. Dr. Kahol has published several journal papers and conference papers. He is also the organizer of workshops and special issues in journals pertaining to haptics research. Please visit http://www.public.asu.edu/~kkahol for more information.
Vincent Hayward received the Diplôme d'Ingénieur from the Ecole Centrale de Nantes in 1978 and the PhD degree in computer science in 1981 from the University of Paris XI. He then became a postoctoral fellow and visiting assistant professor (1982), both at Purdue University. He then joined CNRS, France as Chargé de Recherches (1983-1986). In 1987, he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at McGill University as an adjunct and then an assistant professor. In 1994, he became an associate professor and a full professor in 2006. He was the director of the McGill Center for Intelligent Machines (2001-2004). In 2006-2007, he was professeur invité, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France (UPMC). Dr. Hayward cofounded spin-off companies, received several best paper and research awards, including the NASA Space Act Tech Brief Award (1991) and the E. (Ben) & Mary Hochhausen Award for Research in Adaptive Technology For Blind and Visually Impaired Persons (2002). He is a cofounder of the Experimental Robotics Symposia, was program vice-chair of the 1998 IEEE Conference on Robotics and Automation, program vice-chair of ISR2000, and is a past associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation. He is presently on the Governing board of Haptics-e, and the editorial boards of the ACM Transactions on Applied Perception and the IEEE Transactions on Haptics. He is a fellow of the IEEE. As of 2008, he holds the "Chaire d'Haptique" at UPMC.
Stephen Brewster has been a professor of human-computer interaction in the Department of Computing Science at the University of Glasgow since 2001. He is currently an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow and studies the use of multimodal interactions for a range of different application, focusing on novel interfaces for mobile devices. His research focuses on multimodal human computer interaction, or using multiple sensory modalities (particularly hearing, touch and smell) to create richer interactions between human and computer. His work has a strong experimental focus, applying perceptual research to practical situations. He has shown that novel use of multimodality can significantly improve usability in a wide range of situations, for mobile users, visually-impaired people, older users and in medical applications. More information is available at www.dcs.gla.ac.uk/~stephen.