Novak Vesna

Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of Cincinnati

Vesna Novak received her Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering in 2011 at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, then was a postdoctoral fellow from 2012 to 2014 at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. She was an Assistant and Associate Professor at the University of Wyoming from 2014 to 2021, and is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Cincinnati.

Research Projects: Dr. Novak’s main research areas are rehabilitation engineering and general human-machine interaction. She is interested in information that machines can obtain about humans’ performance, intention, and emotional states via sensors such as heart rate, electromyography, electroencephalography, eye tracking etc. Furthermore, she is interested in how machines can help humans improve their health and well-being using virtual environments, wearable devices, and other approaches. To achieve her goals in this area, she makes use of expertise in robotics. biomedical signal processing, sensor fusion and virtual reality.