Beste Yuksel

Assistant Professor

Full-Time Faculty

(415) 422-4113 Harney Science Center 406

Biography

Beste Filiz Yuksel received her PhD in Computer Science from Tufts University, Boston, working with Robert Jacob. Her research was on the next generation of brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) that detect and evaluate real-time brain signals using machine learning classification of functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to build adaptable user interfaces for the general population. Her work won a Best Paper Award at ACM CHI 2016. She has also worked with Mary Czerwinski at Microsoft Research, investigating user-virtual agent interactions for the next generation of intelligent personal assistants. Beste will continue to work on building intelligent, adaptive interfaces that respond to both user cognitive and affective state in conjunction in her new Human-Computer Interaction lab.

Education
PhD, Computer Science, Tufts University
Awards & Distinctions

Best Paper Award SIGCHI 2016

First Prize at Tufts Ignite 2015

Grace Hopper Scholarship 2015

Undergraduate Advisee Awarded De Florez Prize in Human Engineering 2015

CRA-W Early Career Mentoring Workshop Scholarship 2015

SPIE Travel Grant Award

Grace Hopper Scholarship 2014

Grant for MS Neuroscience 2011

Dean's Prize for Biological Sciences 2006

Summer Scholarship for research as undergraduate 2005