Daniel Barber
Research Assistant Professor

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Ph.D. in Modeling & Simulation
University of Central Florida

M.S. in Computer Engineering
University of Central Florida

B.S. in Computer Engineering
University of Central Florida

Daniel Barber earned his Ph.D. degree in Modeling and Simulation at the University of Central Florida (UCF) and is currently an Assistant Professor in Autonomous Systems at the Institute for Simulation and Training and also Faculty Advisor to the Robotics Club at UCF. Dr. Barber has extensive experience in the field of Unmanned Systems, with work in intelligent systems, machine learning, human-agent collaboration, control systems, path-planning, computer vision, communication frameworks, and environment modeling. He has designed and overseen construction of multiple autonomous systems which consistently rank within the top five at international events sponsored by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), Office of Naval Research (ONR), and the U.S. Army. Dr. Barber has also developed 3D simulation environments, and is the primary developer and maintainer of the Mixed Initiative Experimental (MIX) Testbed used for HRI research by multiple universities and government organizations. In addition to development of robotic systems and simulations for Human Robot Interaction (HRI) like MIX, Dr. Barber has developed tools for synchronization and processing of data from multiple physiological sensors (e.g. Eye Tracking, Electrocardiogram, and Electroencephalography) within simulation and training environments. Finally, Dr. Barber also developed multi-modal interfaces for squad level human-robot teaming employing speech, gestures, and visual/auditory displays. His current primary research focus is on HRI including: multimodal communication, intuitive user interaction devices, supervisory control of multiple vehicles, and adaptive systems using physiological sensors.
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