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Direct Brain Interfaces in the Real World

Dr. Melody Jackson
Georgia Institute of Technology
Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Student Center Capital Suite


Speaker's Bio: 

Dr. Jackson will be speaking about her research on Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) technologies. Dr. Jackson's work with the GT BrainLab was recently featured on CNN's web site.

Dr. Jackson holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Georgia Tech (1998). Her dissertation work in user interface reengineering combined the areas of Human-Computer Interface and Software Engineering, and her minor was Postsecondary Education. Dr. Jackson also holds a B.A. in Computer Science with a minor in Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin (1980), and the M.S. of Information and Computer Science from Georgia Tech 1988).

Prior to returning to Georgia Tech in January 2006, Dr. Jackson was an Associate Professor in the Computer Information Systems Department at Georgia State University, where she created and directed the GSU BrainLab. Before GSU, Dr. Jackson was a Senior Research Scientist at Georgia Tech for nine years, creating and directing the Open Systems lab, and teaching Software Engineering.

Before coming to academia, she worked for nine years in industry as a professional software engineer developing real-time embedded systems, secure operating systems, networking, and compilers. Companies included Texas Instruments, Sperry, and National Semiconductor.