Jenna Hong

Jenna  Hong
MIT EECS | Nutanix Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar
Advisor: Patrick H. Winston
Department: EECS
Areas of Research: Human Computer Interaction
Years: 2018-2019
Research Project Title:

Exploring Memorability and Artificial Remembering through Reinforcement Learning

abstract:This project explores artificial memory as an intelligent assistive interface, with possible applications in online learning or early detection of Alzheimer’s Disease. I will be working on building a system that enhances attention and memory by analyzing emotional and physiological responses to video stimuli, and storing them as memories in digital computers for future access. I’m particularly interested in defining what makes an event memorable. From there, I hope to analyze the biosignal responses that correlate with memorability, as well as how memory-based story-telling and retrievability can be enhanced using physical cues.

I’m passionate about how tech can enhance our understanding of human intelligence, as well as how we can reverse engineer the mind to create innovative technologies. With SuperUROP, I hope to gain skills in research/communication to answer meaningful questions at the intersection of CS and cognitive science. I’d love to complete my project from ideation to publication, with results contributing to further applications of AR in learning/memory.