ICS co-hires, associates, and affiliates are expert computational scientists, innovators, and problem-solvers. They perform research and harness our cyberinfrastructure to contribute to their fields and society at large. Here are some of their stories.
Cultivating Kindness through Computation
Zita Oravecz, ICS Co-hire
Most smartphone owners use apps to perform mundane tasks such as checking Facebook or staying on top of emails. As useful as these apps can be, they’re hardly life-changing.
What if an app could learn to predict your emotional state, help you avoid stress, and even make you a kinder and more mindful person?
Penn State’s Zita Oravecz, an assistant professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies and a co-hire of the Institute for CyberScience (ICS), works to make this vision a reality. Oravecz and her colleagues are developing an app that can predict your psychological state using data from smartphones and wearable health monitors.
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