Jorge Arroyo Palacios

Jorge Arroyo Palacios 
Sony PlayStation
Research and Development Department, Magic Lab

I am a computer science researcher with experience in technology-based research projects, international collaborations, and developing and evaluating prototypes in the following areas:

- Immersive virtual and augmented reality: using immersive displays, head-mounted displays, game engines, full body motion tracking and haptic devices.

- Innovative healthcare applications: using wearables devices, mobile apps, machine learning, data mining, physiological signal processing, sensors, and biomedical data analysis.

- Human computer interaction: using emotions and biofeedback, brain computer interfaces, and physiological computer interfaces.

Currently, I am a staff software engineer at Magic Lab at the Research and Development Department of Sony PlayStation (San Mateo, California). My current research aims to explore the use of new technologies to enhance the way we play, and prototype new gaming experiences.

I am a former postdoctoral scholar in a bioinformatics lab at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and former postdoctoral researcher in a virtual reality lab (EVENTLAB) at the University of Barcelona. I'm also a member of the National System of Researchers from the National Council of Science and Technology in Mexico (SNI-CONACYT). I received my PhD and MSc from the Computer Science Department of the University of Sheffield, UK, and my BEng in Computer Systems from the Instituto Tecnológico de Ciudad Victoria, Mexico. 

During my postdoctoral position at UCSF I was awarded a research grant, as principal investigator, to study the feasibility of using wearable devices to improve monitoring of patients with atrial fibrillation. My research involved the use of wearable devices, physiological signal processing, clinical data, and machine learning methods to solve significant clinical problems.

As a researcher at the EVENTLAB, I was involved in European projects (BEAMING and VERE) and Spanish projects (CAUCE and RESPIVE). My research included: i) avatar-human emotional contagion, ii) interaction with avatars using physiological signals and brain computer interfaces, iii) the use of physiological signals to enhance the sense of embodiment in avatars, iv) reinforcement learning to maximize the sense of presence in immersive virtual reality.

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Recent announcements

  • NEWS:
  • Paper accepted Understanding Heart Rate Alarm Adjustment in the Intensive Care Units through an Analytical Approach. PLOS ONE.
    Posted Nov 16, 2017, 9:44 PM by Jorge Arroyo
  • Poster accepted Arroyo-Palacios, J., Marks, R. Believable Virtual Characters for Mixed Reality. IEEE ISMAR 2017. October 9th-13th, Nantes, France.
    Posted Sep 11, 2017, 10:53 AM by Jorge Arroyo
  • Paper Accepted Bai, Y., Do, D., Ding, Q., Arroyo-Palacios, J., Shahriari, Y., Pelter, M., … Hu, X. (2016). Is the Sequence of Super Alarm Triggers more Predictive than Sequence of the Currently Utilized Patient Monitor Alarms? IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, (99). http://doi.org/10.1109/TBME.2016.2586443
    Posted Jul 2, 2016, 8:05 PM by Jorge Arroyo
  • Paper Accepted Arroyo-Palacios, J., Rudz, M., Fidler, R., Smith, W. S., Ko, N., Park, S., … Hu, X. (2016). Characterization of Shape differences among ICP Pulses Predicts Outcome of External Ventricular Drainage Weaning Trial. Neurocritical Care. http://doi.org/10.1007/s12028-016-0268-4
    Posted Mar 11, 2016, 3:19 AM by Jorge Arroyo
  • Abstract Accepted for ISCE 2016 Conference Arroyo-Palacios, J., Hu, X., Bai, Y., Villaroman, A., Pelter, M., & Fidler, R.  (accepted). A behavioral Approach Describing Parameter Adjustments in Alarm Fatigue Mitigation. ISCE 2016 Conference scheduled April 13-17, 2016 at the Tucson Omni National Resort in Tucson, Arizona.
    Posted Jan 31, 2016, 1:16 PM by Jorge Arroyo
  • Research Grant Awarded Research Grant from the UCSF Clinical & Translational Science Institute. A Pilot Study with Wearable Devices to Detect Atrial Fibrillation.January 2016.
    Posted Jan 22, 2016, 3:02 PM by Jorge Arroyo
  • Paper Accepted Seinfeld, S., Bergstrom, I., Pomes, A., Arroyo-Palacios, J., Vico, F., Slater, M., & Sanchez-Vives, M. V. (2015). Influence of music on anxiety induced by fear of heights in virtual reality (submitted). Frontiers in Psychology, 6:1969. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01969
    Posted Dec 11, 2015, 2:35 PM by Jorge Arroyo
  • Abstract accepted for 45th Critical Care Congress Arroyo-Palacios, J., Pelter, M., Bai, Y., Villaroman, A., Gudelunas, K., Hu, X., & Fidler, R. (accepted). Reducing Clinical Alarm Fatigue through Heart Rate Alarm Adjustment. In 45th Critical Care Congress. Orlando, Florida, USA. February 20-24, 2016.
    Posted Oct 13, 2015, 11:44 PM by Jorge Arroyo
  • Paper Accepted Arroyo-Palacios, J., & Slater, M. (2015). Dancing with Physio: A Mobile Game with Physiologically Aware Virtual Humans. IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1109/TAFFC.2015.2472013
    Posted Sep 3, 2015, 2:52 AM by Jorge Arroyo
  • Member of the National System of Researchers - SNI-CONACYT National System of Researchers from the National Council of Science and Technology in Mexico (SNI-CONACYT).
    Posted Aug 22, 2015, 2:28 PM by Jorge Arroyo
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