On this page I will add audio and visual media that is relevant to my research. If you are a member of the press, or looking for information on these topics for other events, feel free to contact me. I love to explain research to broad audiences.
Science News Five challenges for self-driving cars. I was asked what the big challenges are in autonomous driving for the next few years. My section is headed "human-robot interaction". Science news, Vol. 190, No. 13, December 24, 2016, p. 34. You can read the article here
DUB (December 12 2016) How well would it work to prohibit using your phone while cycling? ("Hoe goed gaat een appverbod op de fiets werken?"). I was asked an expert opinion about distaction while cycling.
RTL tv program "Galileo" (April 25 2016). The RTL TV program Galileo is a program that explains science to the general public. They filmed an item in my lab to discuss how efficient people are at multitasking, and whether there are differences between men and women. The TV broadcast was viewed by almost 400 000 live viewers! The picture above shows the camera crew in my lab. Here is a section of the item (in Dutch):
Opinion (2016) I wrote an expert opinion on whether women are better than men in multitasking. You can find it here: link (this piece was originally written for a weekly column in a national newspaper, however, the column was unfortunately discontinued before my piece was placed)
Hopes and Fears (NYC based newswebsite) (2015). Expert opinion on "Why do people turn down the volume of the radio when parking their car". You can read my insight here: hopes and fears website.
Horizon (Pacific Vision Foundation Newsletter) (2014). "Not seeing what is really there - PVF funded research seeks scotoma solutions". This short article describes my research with elderly people who have macular degeneration. The work is done together with Dr. Preeti Verghese. You can read the article here: [PDF]
Janssen, C.P. ( 2017, March) Zo Mens, Zo Machine. I gave a public lecture ("studium generale") about Cognitive Modeling (in Dutch). A video recording of the event can be found here:
on the studium generale homepage
Janssen, C.P. (2017) De rol van de mens in automatisering. Public lecture on human behavior in automated settings for the Katholic Women's society of the Netherlands
Janssen, C.P. (2015, September) The Imitation Game: What is Intelligence? Presentation given as part of the "Omega section" of international film festival Film by the Sea. The Omega session was a series of movies about the brain, cognition, memory, and artificial intelligence. I explained the revolutionary work of Alan Turing, who is considered one of the founding fathers of Artificial Intelligence.
Janssen, C.P. (2015, May) Modeling Human Behavior. Presentation given for the honors students of Utrecht's Sciences department. I explained why models are a useful tool for understanding (human) behavior.
Janssen, C. P. & Verghese, P. (2013) Towards a Better Understanding of Eye-Movement Strategies in Multiple Target Search. Poster to be presented at the Annual Conference of the Vision Science Society, Naples, Florida. [poster]
On March 22 2017, I gave a public lecture ("studium generale") about Cognitive Modeling (in Dutch). A video recording of the event can be found here:
on the studium generale homepage
Digital stories on my youtube channel
Here's a clip in which I explain some of my work on modeling driver distraction:
Video on our research on pre-alerts in semi-autonomous driving
This video belongs to this paper:
Van der Heiden, R.M.A., Iqbal, S.T., & Janssen, C.P. (2017) Priming drivers before handover in semi-autonomous cars. Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York, NY: ACM Press. pp. 392-404 [Author version, Publisher version, video preview clip]
Video with conversation while driving set-up
Click the following link to watch a video of a driving set-up I recently used: Video This video belongs to this paper:
As part of our CHI 2014 Special Interest Group meeting, I have created this 30 second video preview that highlights the content of our meeting.
You can read more about our spotlight on interaction science here: Interaction Science Spotlight.
(BTW: I noticed that 30 seconds is short when recording..)