JUDITH AMORES
PHD STUDENT
Judith is a PhD student and Research Assistant in the Fluid Interfaces Group, MIT Medialab. She graduated from MIT with a Masters in Media Arts and Sciences and helped running 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 19 scientific papers, 3 patents, a 2016 Facebook Graduate Fellowship, 2015 Lego Foundation sponsored research, 2016 Finalist Innovation by Design Awards. She also received the 2017 Scent Innovator Award by the Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) and IFF (International Flavors and Fragrances).

Please find more information on her website: www.judithamores.com
Publications

Judith Amores and Pattie Maes. 2017. Essence: Olfactory Interfaces for Unconscious Influence of Mood and Cognitive Performance. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’17). ACM, Denver, CO, USA. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3025453.3026004   [PDF]   [Link]

Judith Amores and Pattie Maes. 2017. Essence Videoshowcase: Olfactory Interfaces for Unconscious Influence of Mood and Cognitive Performance. CHI’17 Extended Abstracts, May 06-11, 2017, Denver, CO, USA ACM, Denver, CO, USA. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3027063.3049792   [PDF]   [Link]

Judith Amores, Xavier Benavides and Patricia Maes. "PsychicVR: Increasing mindfulness by using Virtual Reality and Brain Computer Interfaces", CHI 2016 Video Showcase, San Jose 2016.   [Link]

Xavier Benavides, Judith Amores, Pattie Maes. "TagMe: An Easy-to-Use Toolkit for Turning the Personal Environment into an Extended Communications Interface." ACM Intl. Conf. Human Factors in Computing (CHI 2014), Work-In-Progress.   [PDF]   [Link]

Cindy Hsin-Liu Kao, Ermal Dreshaj, Judith Amores, Sang-won Leigh, Xavier Benavides, Pattie Maes, Ken Perlin and Hiroshi Ishii. clayodor: Retrieving Scents through the Manipulation of Malleable Material. TEI 2015 Work-in-progress, 2015   [PDF]   [Link]

Viirj Kan, Katsuya Fujii, Judith Amores, Chang Long Zhu Jin, Pattie Maes, Hiroshi Ishii. Social Textiles: Social Affordances and Icebreaking Interactions Through Wearable Social Messaging. TEI 2015 Work-in-progress, 2015.   [Link]

Amores . J, Benavides. X , Maes. P, ShowMe: A Remote Collaboration System that Supports Immersive Gestural Communication, Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, April 18-23, 2015, Seoul, Republic of Korea   [PDF]   [Link]

Amores, J., Benavides, X., Boldu, R., & Maes, P. (2015, April). Exploring the Design of a Wearable Device to Turn Everyday Objects into Playful Experiences. In Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 2145-2150). ACM.   [PDF]   [Link]

Benavides, X, Amores, J, & Maes,. Invisibilia: revealing invisible data using augmented reality and internet connected devices. (UbiComp '15:) International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers   [PDF]   [Link]

Benavides. X, Amores. J, Maes. P. Remot-IO: a System for Reaching into the Environment of a Remote Collaborator. (UIST´15) 28th ACM User Interface Software and Technology Symposium.   [PDF]

J. Amores, P.Maes, J. Paradiso. Bin-ary: detecting the state of organic trash to prevent insalubrity. UbiComp '15 Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers.   [PDF]   [Link]

Javier Hernandez, Daniel McDuff, Xavier Benavides, Judith Amores, Pattie Maes, Rosalind Picard. "AutoEmotive: bringing empathy to the driving experience to manage stress" in Proceedings of the companion publication on Designing interactive systems (DIS Companion '14)   [Link]