Major: Human Computer Interaction
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
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Kiraz Candan Herdem is a PhD student in HCI working with Julie Dickerson. She has a graduate fellowship for her studies in the wearable computing research area. Her research focuses upon the design of interactive technologies that recognizes human affective states. In addition to courses that she took from ISU, she also received education about the Principles of Affective Science Research from the International Summer School in Affective Science offered by the Swiss Center for Affective Science. She does her PhD study in emotion detection using mobile devices. She has been invited to attend several conferences, including Pervasive 2012, ISWC 2012, Ubicomp 2012 and local conferences. Another area of interest is researching methods for the improvement of human memory recall during a color-based interaction. She also studies the problems of special user groups such as older adults over 60 and transnational adoptees, whose parents are culturally different from them.