Monday, March 17, 2008

SEMINAR COMING Thursday morning, March 20, 2008: IPSViz: After-Action Review for Human-Virtual Human Experiences


Interesting seminar on the use of VR for training in interpersonal skills coming Thursday -- this person is a faculty candidate.

Unfortunately I'll be teaching at this time!


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        Department of Computer Science Colloquium Series 2007-2008
            *** Celebrating the 40th Anniversary in 2007 *** 

        IPSViz: After-Action Review for Human-Virtual Human Experiences
                      Andrew Raij, University of Florida

Date:  Thursday, March 20, 2008
         Time:  10:15 AM (talk begins)
        Place:  3211 EB2, NCSU Centennial Campus

     More info and parking:

      Host: Michael Young, Computer Science, NCSU

      NOTE: If you want to schedule a meeting with the speaker, 
            please contact the host. The speaker is a candidate for 
            a faculty position in the department.
In this talk, I propose pairing after-action review with human-virtual human (H-VH) experiences. H-VH experiences are seeing increased use for interpersonal skills training in a variety of application domains, including military leadership, cultural competency, law enforcement, and medicine. Adding after-action review to H-VH experiences improves training by enabling end-users to review, evaluate, and get feedback on their interpersonal skills.

The interpersonal scenario visualizer (IPSViz), a visualization system that supports after-action review of H-VH experiences, is presented. IPSViz supports after-action review by generating visualizations that highlight communication between a human and a virtual human. IPSViz builds upon my previous work on a training system that allows medical students to practice patient interviews by interacting with virtual human patients. Immediately after interviewing a virtual human patient, medical students use IPSViz to review their interview and gain insight into their interpersonal communication skills. The results of a user study (N=27) indicate that after-action review with IPSViz: 1) changes end-user perceptions of their interactions with virtual humans and 2) has the potential to improve end-user interactions with real humans.

Andrew B. Raij is a Ph.D. candidate in the Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering Department at the University of Florida. His research areas include virtual environments, human-computer interaction, information visualization, and computer graphics. Raij received his B.S. in Computer Science from Northwestern University (2001) and his M.S. in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2003). His mentors include Dr. Benjamin Watson (B.S.); Dr. Henry Fuchs, Herman Towles, Dr. Marc Pollefeys (M.S.); and Dr. Benjamin Lok (Ph.D.). For more information, please visit

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Department of Computer Science, Box 8206
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Raleigh NC 27695-8206 USA                                   FAX: (919) 513-1895

Benjamin Watson
Design Graphics Lab
Associate Professor
Dept. Computer Science
North Carolina State University
EBII 2280, 890 Oval Dr, Box 8206
Raleigh, NC 27695-8206
Phone: 919-513-0325
Fax: 919-515-7896
Lab: 919-513-0847

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