Judith Amores Fernandez

Fluid Interfaces
  • Research Assistant

Judith is a PhD student and research assistant in the Fluid Interfaces group, MIT Media Lab. She graduated from MIT with a master's in Media Arts and Sciences and helped run VR/ARatMIT as a co-president. She holds a multimedia engineering degree from LaSalle University, Barcelona, Spain and has a computer science background and design focused on UX, UI and filming. She previously interned as a Human Computer Interaction (HCI) researcher at Microsoft Research and at R&D at URL Barcelona developing Augmented and Virtual Reality experiences and at the Google Creative Lab as a Creative Technologist. Her grants, awards, and publications include over 27 peer-reviewed research papers, two patents, a 2016 Facebook Graduate Fellowship, 2015 LEGO Foundation sponsored research, and she was a 2016 Finalist in the Innovation by Design Awards.  She also received the 2017 Scent Innovator Award by the Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) and IFF (International Flavors and Fragrances).

Judith is a PhD student and research assistant in the Fluid Interfaces group, MIT Media Lab. She graduated from MIT with a master's in Media Arts and Sciences and helped run VR/ARatMIT as a co-president. She holds a multimedia engineering degree from LaSalle University, Barcelona, Spain and has a computer science background and design focused on UX, UI and filming. She previously interned as a Human Computer Interaction (HCI) researcher at Microsoft Research and at R&D at URL Barcelona developing Augmented and Virtual Reality experiences and at the Google Creative Lab as a Creative Technologist. Her grants, awards, and publications include over 27 peer-reviewed research papers, two patents, a 2016 Facebook Graduate Fellowship, 2015 LEGO Foundation sponsored research, and she was a 2016 Finalist in the Innovation by Design Awards.  She also received the 2017 Scent Innovator Award by the Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) and IFF (International Flavors and Fragrances).

 Her research is in the field of human-computer interaction (HCI), she is interested in consciousness and the intersection between Engineering, Design and Behavioral and Physiological Psychology. Her research vision is to create technology that can interface with our unconscious mind for psychological well-being instead of for marketing purposes. Adopting insights from multidisciplinary fields, she aims to create subtle, sometimes unnoticeable technology that improves our well-being and augments our memory through nontraditional interfaces (such as smell) and that can be used during the day and while sleeping. She developed olfactory wearables, Virtual and Augmented Reality experiences that monitor physiological information of the user and that dynamically release scent or change their audio-visuals to reduce anxiety, enhance sleep quality and learning, with the ultimate goal of helping us be more mindful of our mental state, emotions, biases, and behavior.

For more information, please visit: http://www.judithamores.com

And for research papers: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=OMo39G8AAAAJ&hl=en

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