I never felt I belonged anywhere or to anyone until the moment I found myself. Only then did I realize what home meant, only then did I belong. This is me, my freedom, my peace, my joy, forever and ever. ~Niloufar Sarraf
I’m a researchoholic and a passionate writer! A researcher natively interested in biofeedback, mind control, wearable computing, and affective search. Natively interested in how humans interact with everything! Student of emotional motivation, information retrieval, and sensory cognition.
Years of research experience at Stanford University, Google, Yahoo, IBM, VMWare, SAP, etc.
In-progress PhD, positioning in Neuro Information Science.
My humble ‘out of the box’ passion: Neuro Smart (Affective) Search (I’ll probably end up changing the name):
“I envision/hope to have my dissertation add to the body of knowledge, helping develop search engines that, through wearable computing devices, are able to read human brain waves, and dimensions of emotions thereof, in order to improve search results based on the neurological feedback that the search engines receive from user’s brain waves. In other words, search engines become an extension of the human brain by receiving brain waves that constantly provide neurological feedback in terms of the search results that they provide.”
affective information retrieval, affective search, neuro-information science, brain computer interaction, information systems design